Liev Schreiber
actor, producer, director, screenwriter
Liev Schreiber
Isaac Liev Schreiber, commonly known as Liev Schreiber, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, Phantoms, The Sum of All Fears, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt and Goon. Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions.
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Why Everyone Should Watch Philippe Falardeau's 'The Bleeder' at the Dubai Film Festival
Huffington Post - 2 months
It is seldom that you meet someone you can honestly, and with a straight face call kind in the cinema business. It's even more rare to find a person like that who has made a movie you love. And the odds become infinitely more minute that the film you love which this kind filmmaker has made is about a boxer, someone paid to punch people around. Have I tickled your imagination yet? Earlier this year I watched Philippe Falardeau's The Bleeder in Venice. The film stars Liev Schreiber which immediately put it on my radar, along with Naomi Watts playing fabulously against type, and is directed by the Oscar-nominated Falardeau, who previously helmed such favorites as Monsieur Lazhar and The Good Lie. There is a feel to Falardeau's filmmaking, a mystical je ne sais quoi that draws the audience in, and yet never shouts for attention. The filmmaker seems content to simply take us along for a ride that he knows will change our lives by revolutionizing our outlook on life. The Bleeder is no ...
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Kathy Griffin's 'Jaw-Dropping' Story About Woody Allen Will Shock You
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Aisle View: <em>Liaisons</em>, What's Happened to Them?
Huffington Post - 4 months
Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Photo: Joan Marcus Christopher Hampton's 1985 stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses last appeared locally in a middling 2008 production starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels at the Roundabout that was, despite the dazzling dialogue and amorous action, pretty much dull as ditchwater. Compared to which, this new production at the Booth--which originated at the Donmar Warehouse in London starring Janet McTeer, and with Liev Schreiber added to the mix for New York--rehabilitates the play's reputation. This new Liaisons, directed by the Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke, is intelligent, colorful, and lively (mostly). Call it a solid B+. It is questionable--or perhaps dangereus?--to compare an all-new production with the original; one has to assume that the majority of the potential audience is coming to the play innocent. (In this particular case, it is al ...
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Naomi Watts Sends Liev Schreiber Adorable Birthday Wish After Their Split
Huffington Post - 5 months
Despite their breakup announcement last week, it seems Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s friendship is going strong.  In an Instagram post Tuesday, Watts shared an adorable image of the couple’s kids posing with their dad for his birthday. “Happy Birthday to this one!!” she wrote in the caption.  Happy Birthday to this one!! @lievschreiber A photo posted by Naomi Watts (@naomiwatts) on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:12pm PDT Watts and Schreiber announced their split last week with a joint statement.  “It is with great love, respect and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship,” the couple said, asking for privacy for their two young sons. The actors began dating in 2005 and never married. They star together in the boxing drama “The Bleeder” ― set for theatrical release next year ― in which Schreiber steps into the role of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.  funct ...
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split
CNN - 5 months
Another longstanding Hollywood couple have taken fans by surprise with their breakup.
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Actors Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber separate after 11 years together
Reuters.com - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are splitting up after 11 years together, the couple said in a statement on Monday.
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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts are separating after 11 years and two kids together
LATimes - 5 months
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, who’ve been an item for 11 years, are calling it quits.  “Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple,” the actors said Monday afternoon in a joint statement  first obtained by ET. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Liev Schreiber
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    On September 26, 2016, Schreiber and Watts announced their separation, after 11 years together.
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  • 2013
    Age 45
    At Tropfest on June 22, 2013, Schreiber referred to Watts as his wife. The couple's first son, Alexander Pete, was born in 2007. They call him Sasha, a Russian nickname variation of the name Alexander. In 2008, Watts gave birth to the couple's second son, Samuel Kai.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2010, Watts said that the pair would have a third child if they could be guaranteed a baby girl or twin baby girls.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    In March 2010, it was announced that he was interested in returning for Scream 4, portraying Cotton Weary a fourth time (the film was subsequently made without his involvement).
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    Rumors regarding his relationship with British-Australian actress Naomi Watts (with whom he appeared in The Painted Veil) have questioned whether the couple are married. In January 2010, Watts was quoted saying that Schreiber had given her a ring (which she was not wearing at the time), but that neither of them wanted to rush into marriage.
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    In 2010, he returned to Broadway in A View from the Bridge for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play.
    More Details Hide Details Schreiber narrates Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary that premiered on PBS in October 2013. In 2015, he joined Goon: Last of the Enforcers.
  • 2008
    Age 40
    In February 2008, 20th Century Fox announced Schreiber would play the mutant supervillain, Sabretooth in the Marvel Comics film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released on May 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details This was the second film he has done with Hugh Jackman.
    Late in 2008, Schreiber portrayed Jewish resistance fighter, Zus Bielski, in the film Defiance, alongside Daniel Craig.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In a January 2007 interview, Schreiber mentioned that he was working on a screenplay.
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    Schreiber played the womanizing Lotario Thurgot in Mike Newell's screen adaptation of Love in the Time of Cholera, released in 2007.
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    On May 11, 2007, He won the Drama League Award for distinguished performance for his portrayal of shock jock "Barry Champlain" in Talk Radio, and has received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for the role.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Times Ben Brantley called his performance "the most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting."
    Schreiber joined the cast on January 18, 2007, and shot a four-episode arc.
    More Details Hide Details Schreiber appeared in the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. The show began previews at the Longacre Theatre on February 15, 2007, in preparation for its March opening.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    Schreiber played Charlie Townsend in the 2006 film The Painted Veil, starring opposite Watts and Edward Norton.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, Schreiber also appeared in The Omen, which was a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. For television, the actor portrayed a character who temporarily replaces Gil Grissom, played by William Petersen, in the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, during the 2006–2007 season. He played Michael Keppler, a seasoned CSI with a strong reputation in various police departments across the nation, before joining the veteran Las Vegas team.
    In 2006, Schreiber was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    More Details Hide Details In fall of that year, he directed and starred in the "2006 Join the Fight" AIDS PSA campaign for Cable Positive and Kismet Films (others involved with the campaign included actress Naomi Watts, fashion designer Calvin Klein, and playwright Tony Kushner).
  • 2005
    Age 37
    In the spring of 2005, Schreiber played the role of Richard Roma in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.
    More Details Hide Details As Roma, Schreiber won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    The 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate, with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, was another major film for Schreiber, stirring some controversy as it opened during a heated presidential election cycle.
    More Details Hide Details Schreiber also played Robert Thorn with Julia Stiles in the 2006 film The Omen, a remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. He played the time-traveling ex-boyfriend of Meg Ryan in Kate and Leopold, also starring Hugh Jackman.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    In 2002, he starred in Neil LaBute's play The Mercy Seat along with Sigourney Weaver off-Broadway that was critically and commercially very successful.
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    Schreiber served as the voice of Skeletor in the 2002 incarnation of Masters of the Universe.
    More Details Hide Details He narrated Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals and Broad Street Bullies in 2010, on HBO, and provided the narration for "Making of Pumping Iron" documentary that is included in a special anniversary edition of the movie Pumping Iron. He also narrated the History Channel specials Ape to Man, The Lost Kennedy Home Movies, and America: The Story of Us. Schreiber reprised his role as narrator for HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic NHL documentary, which followed the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepared to face each other in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2011. Once again, Schreiber was the narrator for the HBO series, 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic. That year, the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers battled in the Classic, at Citizens Bank Park in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. Once more, Schreiber narrated for the HBO series in 2014 for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, which showcased the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Schreiber has been the narrator in HBO's Hard Knocks for every season, except for the 2007 season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    Schreiber has narrated a number of documentaries, along with Michael G. Stanton, many of them aired as part of PBS series such as American Experience, Nova, and Secrets of the Dead from 2001 to 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He is also the voice behind the television commercials for Infiniti. In 1995, he provided narration for the BBC/WGBH documentary co-production Rock & Roll. In 1994, he narrated Two Billion Hearts, the official film of 1994 World Cup. Schreiber is also the voice of HBO's Sports of the 20th Century documentaries. Similarly, Schreiber is the narrator of HBO Boxing's Countdown and 24/7 documentary series.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000, he went on to play Laertes in the film Hamlet, a modern adaptation of the play.
    More Details Hide Details His performance in the title role of Henry V in a 2003 Central Park production of that play caused The New Yorker magazine critic John Lahr to expound upon his aptitude at playing Shakespeare. "He has a swiftness of mind," Lahr wrote, "which convinces the audience that language is being coined in the moment. His speech, unlike that of the merely adequate supporting cast, feels lived rather than learned." From June to July 2006, he played the title role in Macbeth opposite Jennifer Ehle at the Delacorte Theater.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    A year later, Schreiber played the title role in Hamlet in a December 1999 revival at The Public Theater, to similar raves.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    Along with his screen work, Schreiber is a well-respected classical actor; in a 1998 review of the Shakespeare play Cymbeline, The New York Times called his performance "revelatory" and ended the article with the plea, "More Shakespeare, Mr. Schreiber."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 28
    He then played supporting roles in several studio films, including Ron Howard's 1996 remake of Ransom, with Mel Gibson, The Hurricane, with Denzel Washington, the 2000 movie version of Hamlet, with Ethan Hawke, and, as Tom Clancy's fictional C.I.A. super spy and assassin John Clark, in The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on October 4, 1967.
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