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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Liev Schreiber Adopts 2 Houston Rescue Puppies On 'Kelly and Ryan'
Huffington Post - 6 months
He met the pooches backstage and fell for 'em fast.
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'I think the wheels really come off': Liev Schreiber on the new season of 'Ray Donovan'
LATimes - 7 months
If ever there were a time Liev Schreiber wished he could enlist the lawfully questionable problem-solving acumen of Ray Donovan, the titular Hollywood fixer he has portrayed with skillful intensity for multiple seasons on Showtime, the moment would be now. It’s a balmy Friday afternoon in Venice,...
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Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts' Sons Looked Super Rad At Comic-Con
Huffington Post - 7 months
They truly committed to their costumes.
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Liev Schreiber pulls no punches in 'Chuck'
Fox News - 10 months
Film tells the story of Chuck Wepner
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Liev Schreiber On The 'Unsafe' Obsession With Celebrity And The Story Of 'Chuck'
NPR - 10 months
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with actor Liev Schreiber about his new film Chuck, which tells the story of boxer Chuck Wepner, the real-life inspiration for the Rocky film franchise. (Image credit: Sarah Shatz/Courtesy of IFC Films)
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Boxing drama 'Chuck' delivers with Liev Schreiber as the real-life 'Rocky'
LATimes - 10 months
Good boxing movies, as predictable as they may be, understand that as exciting as the punches in the ring are, they’re no match for life’s left hooks and right jabs. What happens on the canvas is often just the externalizing of a striver’s will to survive, fulfill a dream or beat the odds. Or,...
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Liev Schreiber talks 'Chuck,' praises Naomi Watts
CNN - 10 months
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts may star in a new fight film, but you can add them to Hollywood's list of friendly former couples.
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Why Everyone Should Watch Philippe Falardeau's 'The Bleeder' at the Dubai Film Festival
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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Aisle View: <em>Liaisons</em>, What's Happened to Them?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 a...
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Naomi Watts Sends Liev Schreiber Adorable Birthday Wish After Their Split
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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.  func...
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split
CNN - over 1 year
Another longstanding Hollywood couple have taken fans by surprise with their breakup.
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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.
  • 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.
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  • 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).
    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.
    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.
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  • 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.
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    Late in 2008, Schreiber portrayed Jewish resistance fighter, Zus Bielski, in the film Defiance, alongside Daniel Craig.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In a January 2007 interview, Schreiber mentioned that he was working on a screenplay.
    Schreiber played the womanizing Lotario Thurgot in Mike Newell's screen adaptation of Love in the Time of Cholera, released in 2007.
    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.
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    Schreiber joined the cast on January 18, 2007, and shot a four-episode arc.
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  • 2006
    Age 38
    Schreiber played Charlie Townsend in the 2006 film The Painted Veil, starring opposite Watts and Edward Norton.
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    In 2006, Schreiber was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Schreiber served as the voice of Skeletor in the 2002 incarnation of Masters of the Universe.
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  • 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.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000, he went on to play Laertes in the film Hamlet, a modern adaptation of the play.
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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on October 4, 1967.
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