Jason Schwartzman
American actor, screenwriter, and musician
Jason Schwartzman
Jason Francesco Schwartzman is an American actor and musician. Some of his best-known roles have occurred in the Hollywood films Rushmore, Spun, I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, The Darjeeling Limited, Funny People, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He currently releases music through solo-project Coconut Records; formerly, he was the drummer of the rock band Phantom Planet.
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Super Bowl LI: Advertiser Head-to-Head
Huffington Post - 19 days
By Kevin O’Reilly, CTO, TVSquared Predicted to be 2017’s most-watched TV event, Super Bowl LI featured a jaw-dropping comeback, likely attracting more than 110 million viewers and consisted of 60-to-70 ad slots that retailed at $5 million a pop ($166K+ per second!). The Super Bowl is an American institution, but it’s also the “promise land” for advertisers – unrivaled inventory that puts brands in front of more than a third of the U.S. population in just one ad slot. According to Ad Age, advertisers have spent $4.9 billion on Super Bowl commercials since 1967; and this year was set to hit an ad-spend record of $385 million. It makes sense – TV is powerful, that’s undisputed – but with 87% of viewers watching with a second-screen device nearby, it’s become even more effective for advertisers. TV ads consistently drive a digital response – search, web traffic, and app activity. Just look at what happened with 84 Lumber – the 90-second spot urged viewers to visit the ...
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Noteworthy Super Bowl ads: Movie stars and constipation
LATimes - about 1 year
By the end of the second quarter, Super Bowl 50 is looking like it has the most celebrity-studded array of commercials in recent memory. Alec Baldwin, Missy Elliot, Jason Schwartzman and Dan Marino partied for Amazon Echo, Ryan Reynolds looked good for Hyandai Elantra, and Steven Tyler screeched...
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Author Blair Tindall
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The only people who were surprised by the Golden Globe wins for the Amazon series "Mozart in the Jungle" and its star, Gael García Bernal, were those who have not watched the steamy, sharp, and witty show about sex, drugs, and symphonic music. Oboist Blair Tindall wrote the book and is a consultant on the series, which is likely to have a third season. In an interview, Tindall talked about how the series has changed the reaction to the book, the injury she feared would stop her career, and the eleven-year process for creating the series that began with a call from a then-near unknown young actor named Jason Schwartzman. Gael García Bernal plays a somewhat eccentric but unquestionably talented and charismatic conductor. What makes somebody want to be a conductor? I'm not sure but I could tell you, but I went through some aptitude testing about 20 years ago and they confirmed that I had really excellent musical skills, that was a relief, and then they also confirmed that my per ...
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So Little Time, So Many Possibilities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it. Should a creative person take it in one direction? Two directions? Three or four or more? Should an artist present a brilliant idea to trusted collaborators who can join in on bringing it to fruition? Or should an individual recognize that a seemingly brilliant idea might be more than s/he can handle? These are important questions to ask. While many in the arts stress that one learns the most through one's failures, two recent artistic mishaps drew lots of attention. Produced by the African Community Theatre under Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies, a recent production of The Mountaintop (a controversial play by Katori Hall) featured two actors alte ...
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Get Your Inside Scoop on Season Two of Mozart in The Jungle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Season two of Mozart in the Jungle premieres today on Amazon, and if you haven't already binged watched it, what are you waiting for? If you need some convincing, the cast and creator stopped by AOL.BUILD to give viewers the inside scoop on season two. After the most intense opening night for the orchestra, season one ended with a playful and flirty stare between Hailey and Rodrigo which left fans wondering if and how their relationship will progress in the second season. "It progresses in the way that I think that, while Hailey feels just happy to be there in the first season, in this season I think that she really wants to aggressively pursue her passion," said Lola Kirke. "And there's an understanding that going for the person that she feels passionate about might be a major distraction and actually get in the way." That's not the only relationship progressing in season two. At the end of season one Bradford, played by executive producer Jason Schwartzman, fin ...
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'Mozart In The Jungle' Asks An Age-Old Question: Is Classical Dead?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Is classical music dead?" That's the first question classical music podcaster Bradford Sharpe (Jason Schwartzman) lobs at Thomas Pembridge (Malcolm McDowell), former conductor of the fictional New York Symphony, on Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle." On the show, a dramatic comedy following 26-year-old oboe player Hailey Rutledge's (Lola Kirke) struggle to earn a seat in the famous orchestra, Thomas calls the mere suggestion that classical music is dead "sheer and utter nonsense." He declares classical music "as vibrant now as it's ever been." But the question is one the classical community has been asking itself for decades (if not centuries), and one "Mozart in the Jungle" flirts with often -- whether as obviously as Bradford's interview or more subtly. At the crux of the show's first season is a young new conductor, Rodrigo De Souza (Gael García Bernal), whom the orchestra's financiers hope will breathe new life into their institution. Inspired by the real-life conductor ...
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<i>7 Chinese Brothers</i> Screens at the Lisbon-Estoril Film Festival: Jason Schwartzman as Comic Slacker
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"I don't want you seeing my movie!" Texan film director Bob Byington sternly waved a finger at me in the lobby of our hotel in Lisbon, staring down at me through his green glasses. "I am serious. Don't see it! Don't you dare come to the screening! I absolutely don't want you to be there!" "Why not?" "You say you don't like dogs! My main character is a dog! You will feel nothing for my film!" "I said I don't like creatures which jump on top of you, salivate, sniff at your pants and paw," I corrected him. "A dog on screen is a different matter." Besides, the main character in 7 Chinese Brothers (which I did see) is not "Arrow" the dog (played by actor Jason Schwartzman's French bulldog Arrow in a debut performance), but "Larry", a goofy alcoholic loner, played by Jason Schwartzman. Larry spends his days driving about town in an old wreck of a Lincoln Towncar, making wisecracks to strangers, walking despondently with his no-nonsense tough-loving grandmother in her assisted ...
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Which New Amazon Original Pilots Should You Stream This Weekend?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Amazon's pilot season has begun and, just like last year, the future of the next Amazon Original series is in your hands. Ten new original pilots are now available to stream for free on Amazon and you get to vote on which ones will get picked up for series. While five of the pilots are for kids, the other five are comedies and dramas starring and written by some pretty reputable names. Since we know you only want to spend your weekend streaming the best of the best, we broke down each of the five "grown-up" pilots with our recommendations. You can watch all the pilots on Amazon. “The After” (Chris says ...) What’s it about? A group of mysteriously-linked strangers who are thrown together while trying to figure out why the world has suddenly gone all post-apocalyptic. Who’s in it? Some unfamiliar faces, Jamie Kennedy (for all you “Scream” fans), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”) and a cameo from Smith from “Sex and the City” (who hopefully will return if the series is picked up). Shou ...
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Saving Mr. Banks Singalong at The Four Seasons
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Disney scores again! First it was multi-Oscar winning Mary Poppins, now Saving Mr. Banks, a biopic of Mary Poppins writer P. L. Travers. In the person of Emma Thompson she's stern, a bit of a frump, Britishly out of step, yet endearing as she comes around giving Walt Disney the rights to make this classic musical. Let's face it: who can say no to Tom Hanks? Set in two time frames, the 1960's when Disney finally got Travers to agree and the 1930's back brush Australia where Travers nee Helen Goff grew up, a daughter of an alcoholic with lofty dreams played movingly by Colin Farrell. Featuring a stellar supporting cast of Jason Schwartzman, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, B. J. Novak, the miracle of this movie is its tone: with sad and funny in equal measure, Saving Mr. Banks will surely top award season lists. The invitation for a celebratory luncheon at The Four Seasons read "Singalong." Sure enough, diners equipped with Mary Poppins songbooks, accompanied by piano and t ...
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Jason Schwartzman Meets His Ancestors in 'Castello Cavalcanti'
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Though Wes Anderson's upcoming full-length feature The Grand Budapest Hotel won't be out until next year diehard fans can get their quirky Anderson fix with the writer-director's new short Castello Cavalcanti produced in collaboration with Prada Watch the Trailer for Wes Anderson's New Movie Grand Budapest Hotel The eight-minute short is set...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Schwartzman
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In 2014 he played himself in the lead role of the Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories episode "The Endorsement".
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    Schwartzman's most recent significant on-screen acting appearance was in the 2013 Disney film Saving Mr. Banks.
    More Details Hide Details In it, he portrayed Disney songwriter Richard M. Sherman. Schwartzman's brother, John, served as the film's cinematographer. Prior to acting, Schwartzman was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band, music remains one of his passions. He appeared in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy, and contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep. In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first album, entitled Nighttiming, was produced by Michael Einziger and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola. The album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. His second album, Davy, was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. Schwartzman performed the musical score for Funny People and the theme song for Bored to Death. He has also written tracks for Smallville and Slackers.
    In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the television show Key & Peele.
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  • 2011
    Age 30
    In 2011, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Vincent van Gogh in the Beastie Boys short film Fight for Your Right Revisited.
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  • 2010
    Age 29
    In 2010, he played Gideon Graves in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the movie adaptation of the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley on July 11, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Cunningham is an art and design director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX in Los Angeles. Schwartzman describes himself as "basically a vegan" as he does not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. He narrated a video, What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of Our Food, for Farm Sanctuary. He has two daughters, Marlowe Rivers (born 2010) and Una (born 2014). On February 17, 2009, Schwartzman was named one of the "Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America" by GQ magazine.
    In 2009, he starred in The Marc Pease Experience.
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    Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Ringo Starr in the biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In 2009, he appeared as Mark, a C-list television star, in Funny People.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in the HBO show Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    In 2004, he starred in I Heart Huckabees, and Shopgirl in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in various television shows, such as Cracking Up.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    In 2002, he starred in Slackers and in 2003 starred in Spun.
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  • 2001
    Age 20
    In 2001, he starred in CQ, a film by his cousin Roman Coppola.
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  • 1998
    Age 17
    Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in Wes Anderson's Rushmore in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to Rushmore, he had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000, Jason had a guest role in the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks.
  • 1980
    Born on June 26, 1980.
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