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Liev Schreiber (b. 4th October 1967) Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor known for starring in the 'Scream' trilogy and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. He directed and wrote his first film 'Everything Is Illuminated' which was released in 2005.

Early Life: Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California. His mother is Heather, and his father is Tell Carroll Schreiber who is a stage actor and director. Schreiber's family moved to Winlaw, Slocan Valley in Canada when he was one. Over the years, his mother's mental health deteriorated after a bad experience with the hallucinogenic drug LSD and she fled to America with Liev. His mother and father ended up divorcing after a custody battle. By the age of five he was living in Manhattan with his poverty-stricken mother. Schreiber attended a private day school called Friends Seminary before starting his actor training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1989, he played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. In 1992, He graduated from Yale School of Drama. He has also attended London based school Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Live Schreiber: Career Schreiber had played many supporting roles in independent film s before he got his first break in Hollywood playing Cotton Weary in the film 'Scream'.

The actor was then cast in the HBO film 'RKO 281' playing a young Orson Welles. From there he starred in 'The Hurricane' with Denzel Washington and he played opposite Ben Affleck as spy and assassin in the 'Sum of All Fears'. In 2004, the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate' saw Schreiber playing alongside Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. The film caused controversy due to it being released during the presidential election time. Schreiber is a very experienced stage actor, renowned for his acting in several Shakespeare plays, one of which was 'Cymbeline'. In 2003, he gained a title role in 'Henry V' and was highly appreciated by critics. During the months of June and July 2006, Schreiber played Macbeth. In 2006, Schreiber played Charlie Townsend opposite Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in 'The Painted Veil'. In the same year, he starred in the horror re-make 'The Omen'. In 2010, Schreiber starred in stage production 'A View from the Bridge'. He received a Tony nomination.

Personal Life: Schreiber is married to fellow actress Naomi Watts. They have two children; Alexander Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel Kai (b. 2008). Liev's half-brother is Pablo Schreiber, best known for his role as Nick Sobotka in The Wire.



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Naomi Watts , Liev Schreiber - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
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Naomi Watts

Liev Schreiber - 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016

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Liev Schreiber - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts

Liev Schreiber , Naomi Watts - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts
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Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams John Slattery, Michael Keaton , Liev Schreiber - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber
Billy Crudup, Brian D'arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Mcadams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber

Spotlight Review

Extraordinary

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on a true story, this is a journalistic procedural following a team of newspaper writers who take on a corrupt system. The outcome is well-known (they won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the global investigation into child abuse by Catholic priests), but the film is still utterly riveting, beautifully written and played to perfection.

In 2001, the Boston Globe's investigative Spotlight team is working to report the biggest stories in the city. So newly arrived senior editor Marty (Liev Schreiber) asks them to find out if there's truth to rumours that the local Catholic Archdiocese is covering up abuse. But he's unaware that the church controls the city, and the Spotlight writers (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d'Arcy James) quickly encounter heavy resistance from the establishment. As they persistently dig deeper, they realise that the story is exponentially bigger than anyone thought it was. Two lawyers (Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup) prove to be crucial in this process, as the team works to prove that the Cardinal (Len Cariou) has been covering up abuse for decades.

Cleverly, writer Josh Singer and writer-director Tom McCarthy never play this story for its salacious details. Instead, they focus on the people involved, which gives the film a strong sense of what's at stake here and the urgency of getting the story exactly right. It's a rare movie that can maintain this balance, gripping the audience and building suspense without ever tipping over into sensationalism. And the filmmakers bring out some strong emotional resonance in sensitive conversations between the journalists and the victims. All of this is expertly played by actors who stir in personal details without letting their characters' side-stories interfere with the larger narrative. They also resist the temptation to overplay the material, letting the facts of the case provide every gut-punch.

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The 5th Wave Review

Very Good

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels like it could be a worthy successor to The Hunger Games saga, with its smart story and strong characters. The premise feels remarkably grounded, as it follows a feisty teen while her world is turned upside down by an alien invasion. And Chloe Grace Moretz gives one of her most complex performances to date as a quick, flawed heroine.

The title refers to the stages of invasion, as unseen aliens quietly take over the planet. And then not so quietly. Most of humanity has been killed by disasters or disease, with the survivors waiting for whatever the next wave of attack might be. Before this, Cassie (Moretz) was a normal 16-year-old with a crush on the cute Ben (Nick Robinson). Now she's running for her life, trying to rescue her little brother Sam (Zackary Arthur), who has been whisked to safety by the gung-ho Colonel Vosch (Liev Schreiber) and his military resistance. Along the way, she meets farm boy Evan (Alex Roe), whom she reluctantly trusts mainly because he's such a hunk. Meanwhile, Ben finds himself in Sam's unit in the newly formed child's army Vosch is training to hunt down aliens who have taken human form.

Director Blakeson keeps the pace brisk without rushing past important details. This makes what happens feel unusually believable, and it also allows the actors to add personal touches to their performances. Moretz finds Cassie's innate courage and quick physicality, but nicely balances it with her impulsive decisions and adolescent self-doubt. As in most of these movies, she has to be in a love triangle, but her scenes with both Robinson and Roe offer something a bit more intriguing, mainly because both actors have surprises up their sleeves. There's also a fourth person in this relationship in the form of Maika Monroe's tough-girl fighter Ringer, perhaps the most intriguing character on-screen.

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Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette


Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and character in their new film Pawn Sacrifice. It's the 1970's and the relationship between Russians and the US is still very volatile. Bobby Fischer is a chess player at the top of his game, many consider him the finest Chess player to have ever lived, though away from the public eye, Fischer faces a battle of his own with inner demons and paranoia.

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The 5th Wave Trailer


Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as one of the only survivors on a demolished Earth. The world has been taken over by alien forces known only as The Others, and they have launched a strategic attack on the planet in order to gain ownership. First came the darkness as the mothership wiped all power from the globe; the second wave brought total devastation in the cities, flooding everything in sight; and with the third wave came an airborne infection so deadly it took out whole nations in months. It wasn't long before they launched their invasion, killing any survivors and possessing human beings as hosts to walk among people in secret. Now what's left of the world is preparing for what may be the most apocalyptic wave of all, but the strongest people have survived and they're not ready to give up their home just yet. Cassie knows to trust no-one, but when she meets another apparent survivor, she knows she has to put her faith in him if she wants to find her missing brother.

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Spotlight Trailer


Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight Team; an investigative division focused on justice and whistle-blowing. When accusations of child sex abuse by members of the Catholic Church arise, he leads the team into their latest case, determined to uncover the truth about a morally questionable priest and his scandalous activities across six different parishes over the course of several decades. It is alleged that the church knew what was going on, but chose not to act and hold their reputation above the welfare of their children. Not only that, but past statements from attorneys don't appear to add up and a delicate battle ensues with the government and police all getting involved as the Boston Globe take on the church. There's a large team at the newspaper working on bringing this case into the open once and for all, and they refuse to let these atrocities be swept under the rug another time.

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Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching


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As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.

1. Layer Cake (2004)

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Pawn Sacrifice Trailer


Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way. Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) is the greatest chess player in the United States, and he is desperate to seek out the greatest players in the world. The problem is, they happen to be Russian, and with the Cold War at its height, the American government steps in to inform him that his game will be used as propaganda. This sends him down a path of introspection, as the pressure of a simple chess match holds the weight of the Cold War upon his shoulders.

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Katie Holmes Lands Major Role In Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'


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Katie Holmes has landed what is being described as a "major guest role" in Showtime's drama Ray Donovan. The Toledo-born actress will play a shrewd and chic businesswoman named Paige who enlists the services of Ray (Liev Schreiber).

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes will play a major guest role in Showtime's critically acclaimed Ray Donovan

Paige is also the daughter of Ian McShane's billionaire producer character Andrew, according to Variety, who first reported the news. McShane was cast in a recurring role in the series earlier this month.

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Video - Rebel Wilson Poses With Crystal The Monkey At 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Premiere - Part 3


Rebel Wilson posed alongside Crystal the Monkey on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'. Crystal, who plays Dexter in the movie, appeared to have a rather firm grip on Wilson's perfectly preened hair, though no damaged was caused when the pair parted ways.

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Fading Gigolo Review


Very Good

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it. Instead, it was written and directed by leading actor John Turturro, with an easy-going charm that's irresistible even if it feels vaguely dated. And despite its potentially controversial premise, the film is so gentle that it's unlikely to ruffle many feathers.

Turturro stars as Fioravante, a florist whose life hasn't gone as planned. His one-time mentor Murray (Allen) has just been forced to close his grandfather's rare-book shop, and with too much time on his hand has started working on Fior's life. Murray thinks Fior could make a living as an escort, and sends him on a date with his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). When that goes well, a string of wealthy clients follow, including the man-eating Selima (Sofia Vergara). But one of Murray's friends is more reluctant: the devout Avigail (Vanessa Paradis) is a widowed rabbi's wife who can't have contact with other men. As she and Fior begin a tentative friendship, there might be something meaningful developing. Then a jealous community cop (Schreiber) notices that something is amiss.

As a director, Turturro keeps the scenes grounded in real situations that centre on the characters rather than the machinations of the plot. This offers a lively depiction of this neighbourhood as a melting pot of African-Americans, Italians and Hasidic Jews who are part of each others' lives. Some of this might feel a bit contrived (Murray also adopts a sprawling black family), but the interaction is jaggedly funny and packed with a generous stream of honest emotion.

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Liev Schreiber

Date of birth

4th October, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Liev Schreiber Movies

Spotlight Movie Review

Spotlight Movie Review

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on...

The 5th Wave Movie Review

The 5th Wave Movie Review

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels...

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and...

The 5th Wave Trailer

The 5th Wave Trailer

Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as...

Spotlight Trailer

Spotlight Trailer

Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight...

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way....

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New...

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Fading Gigolo Trailer

Fading Gigolo Trailer

Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

The Butler Trailer

The Butler Trailer

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to...

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