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Liev Schreiber –

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About Liev Schreiber (1967 – )
A magnetic and intense performer, Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director and screenwriter.

Raised on New York's Lower East Side, Liev managed to scape together enough money to earn a heady degree in semiotics from Hampshire College, and then continued on to study acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at Yale University.

Before Liev began appearing both on stage and screen stateside. Liev began his gigs in Europe by landing his first professional acting job in the United Kingdom (at Scotland 's Edinburgh Festival).

Schreiber quickly established himself as a versatile character actor by tackling everything from Shakespeare to slasher flicks. Liev's big break came when he accepted the role of Cotton Weary in the Scream (1996, 1997, 2000) trilogy of horror films.

Through the success of Scream, Liev was cast in several big-budget studio pictures, including Walking and Talking (1996), The Daytrippers (1996), and Big Night (1996).

Despite his success in film, Liev is proudest of his theatrical work. He is an accomplished Shakespearean actor, and has worked with the Public Theater's New York Shakespeare Festival on critically acclaimed productions of The Tempest (1995), Macbeth and Cymbeline (1998); and in 1999, he played the title role in Hamlet.

Also in 1999, Schreiber returned to his independent film roots, starring as the cuckolded husband in Tony Goldwyn's poignant drama, A Walk on the Moon, with Dianne Lane. Schreiber portrayed Orson Wells in the HBO production of RKO 281, a film for which he earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. In 1999, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington.

In 2004, his career kicked into overdrive as the lead in the critically successful remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

Late in 2008, Liev Schreiber achieved more screen success portraying Jewish resistance fighter, Zus Bielski, in the film Defiance.

Liev has continued to work on a variety of projects, from small independent films to big-budget action movies. Schreiber wrote and directed the 2005 film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated. In 2009, Liev Schreiber took on the comic book character of Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Liev Schreiber's notable movie credits include...

Mixed Nuts (1994)
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Mad Love (1995)
Party Girl (1995)
Buffalo Girls (1995)
The Daytrippers (1996)
Walking and Talking (1996)
Big Night (1996)
Scream (1996)
Ransom (1996)
His and Hers (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
Phantoms (1998)
Sphere (1998)
Twilight (1998)
Desert Blue (1998)
Since You've Been Gone (1998)
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Jakob the Liar (1999)
The Hurricane (1999)
Spring Forward (1999)
RKO 281 (1999)
Hamlet (2000)
Scream 3 (2000)
Kate & Leopold (2001)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Spinning Boris (2003)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Lackawanna Blues (2006)
The Omen (2006)
The Painted Veil (2006)
The Ten (2007)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007)
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Independent Lens (2008)
Defiance (2008)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Every Day (2009)
Repo Men (2010)
Salt (2010)
Jack (2011)
Goon (2011)
Mental (2012)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Movie 43 (2013)
Clear History (2013)
The Butler (2013)
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
A Perfect Man (2013)
Ray Donovan (2013)
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)
Unity (2014)
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Liev Schreiber and Diane Lane in A Walk on the Moon (1999).
Schreiber and Naomi Watts in Conan (2010).
Schreiber in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).
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In Defiance (2008)... top picture with Daniel Craig.
In Drunk History (2013).
With Helen Hunt and Ezra Miller in Every Day (2010).
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In Goon (2011)... second picture with Seann William Scott.
With Hannah Taylor Gordon in Jakob the Liar (1999).
With Unax Ugalde in Love in the Time of Cholera (2007).
Schreiber in Mixed Nuts (1994)... top picture with Steve Martin, Juliette Lewis, Adam Sandler, Madeline Kahn, Anthony LaPaglia, and Rita Wilson... second picture with Steve Martin, Juliette Lewis, Adam Sandler, and Anthony LaPaglia... third picture with Adam Sandler... bottom picture with Steve Martin.
With Jeremy Allen White in Movie 43 (2013).
In Pawn Sacrifice (2014).
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In Ray Donovan (2013)... top picture with Paula Malcomson and Eddie Marsan... second picture with Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, and Katherine Moennig... fifth picture with Paula Malcomson... seventh picture with Peter Jacobson.
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In Repo Men (2010)... middle picture with Forest Whitaker.
In RKO 281 (1999)... top picture with John Malkovich.
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Schreiber in Salt (2010).... middle picture with Chiwetel Ejiofor... bottom picture with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Angelina Jolie.
In Scream 2 (1997)... top picture with Neve Campbell... middle picture with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and Jerry O'Connell... bottom picture with Courteney Cox.
Schreiber in The Last Days on Mars (2013)...
second picture with Romola Garai.
In The Manchurian Candidate (2004)...
bottom picture with Meryl Streep.
With David Thewlis in The Omen (2006).
In The Sum of All Fears (2002).
In The Ten (2007).
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Liev Schreiber in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)... top picture with Hugh Jackman... third picture with Danny Huston and Hugh Jackman... fourth and bottom pictures with Hugh Jackman.