Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is a Tony Award-winning American actor. 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.
Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born Isaac Liev Schreiber in San Francisco, California to Tell Schreiber, a stage actor and director, and Heather Milgram. Schreiber is Jewish on his mother's side. His mother claims that she named him after her favorite author, Leo Tolstoy, while his father claims that Schreiber was named after the doctor who saved his mother's life. His family nickname, adopted when Schreiber was a baby, is "Huggy." When Schreiber was one year old, his family moved to Canada, but at age four, due to his parents' divorce, he and his siblings moved to New York City with his mother, where he grew up.
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The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen. The film is directed by John Moore and is written by David Seltzer. Principal photography began on October 3, 2005 at Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech Republic. The film is part of the Omen series.
The Omen was released on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06), at 06:06:06 in the morning. This symbolically represents the number 666, which, traditionally is regarded as the "Number of the Beast," according to the New Testament (this is disputed by several theologians, however).
The MPAA rated this film as R for disturbing violent content, graphic images, and disturbing sequences.
The Omen opened on a Tuesday in order to be released on June 6, and recorded the highest opening Tuesday box office gross in domestic box office history in the United States, by earning more than $12 million. The film earned $12,633,666 on its first day, with the last three digits ending in the number 666. However, Bruce Snyder, Fox's...,
Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts married
The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 U.S. American film based on the 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon, and a reimagining of the previous 1962 film. The film stars Denzel Washington as Bennett Marco, a tenacious, virtuous soldier, Liev Schreiber as Raymond Shaw, a U.S.Congressman from New York, manipulated into becoming a vice-presidential candidate, Jon Voight as Tom Jordan, a U.S. senator and challenger for vice-president and Meryl Streep as Eleanor Shaw, also a senator and the manipulative, ruthless mother of Raymond Shaw.
Tagline:While the plot of the 2004 film still centers on a candidate brainwashed with the involvement of his mother and her own political aims, the mechanics of the story and the parties involved are quite different from the original film in cases. In particular, the political dynamic of the plot is transformed: while the earlier film imagined a Red-baiting Republican McCarthy-esque figure as an unwitting front for an international Communist...,
Spinning Boris is a 2003 movie starring Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode. In the film, a Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's reelection campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.The film is based on the true story of three American political consultants, including George Gorton and Joe Shumate, who ran the successful reelection campaign of Boris Yeltsin in 1996....
The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. It stars Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman and was released in the United States on May 31, 2002.
During the Yom Kippur War in 1973, an Israeli A-4 jet carrying a nuclear bomb is shot down over the desert in the Middle East. In 2002, the bomb is found and sold to an arms dealer named Olson (Colm Feore), he sells it to an Austrian neo-nazi named Richard Dressler (Alan Bates) for 50 million dollars on the black market.
Meanwhile, the United States becomes concerned when Alexander Nemerov (Ciaran Hinds) becomes the new president of the Russian Federation. Nemerov is seen as a hard-liner with regards to his control over the Russian military. Director of Central Intelligence William Cabot (Morgan Freeman) seeks the opinion of young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck), who has done extensive research on Nemerov's life and career. While on a routine inspection of...
"Hamlet", also referred to as "Hamlet 2000", is a film by Michael Almereyda, released in 2000, set in contemporary Manhattan, and based on the Shakespeare play. Ethan Hawke plays Hamlet as a film student, Julia Stiles co-stars as Ophelia, Laertes by Liev Schreiber, Uncle Claudius is played by Kyle MacLachlan, and Polonius by Bill Murray.In this version of Hamlet, Claudius becomes King and CEO of "Denmark Corporation", having taken over the firm by killing his brother, Hamlet's father.The film is notable for its modern setting and inclusion of modern technology such as video cameras, Polaroid cameras, and surveillance bugs. For example, the ghost of Hamlet's murdered father first appears on closed-circuit TV. Also much of the original dialogue is cut from the script in order to suit the modern day surroundings. Much of the remaining dialogue focuses on Hamlet's relationship with his mother and Claudius....
Scream 3 (2000) (theatrical name "Scr3am") is the third installment in the successful Scream trilogy of satirical horror films. It follows Scream 2.The film stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette, each reprising their roles from the first two films. This is the only part of the Scream trilogy not to be written by Kevin Williamson, as he was busy working on his short-lived television series Wasteland. Newcomer Ehren Kruger (who would later go on to write the highly successful screenplays for both The Ring and The Ring Two) was given the task of writing the script based on notes Williamson himself had sketched out.Having experienced the trauma of the first two pictures, Campbell's Sidney Prescott character now lives in a secluded area of California where she works as a women's crisis counselor from her home. Her whereabouts are unknown even to her surviving friends (save for Dewey, played by Arquette). Gale Weathers (Cox) has become a largely successful news...,
RKO 281 is a 1999 dramatic film directed by Benjamin Ross and starring Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, and Roy Scheider. It depicts the making of Citizen Kane; its title is the original production number of Kane.The film examines the struggles of a young Orson Welles (Schreiber), RKO studio head George Schaefer (Scheider), and screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Malkovich) in making arguably one of the greatest American films of all time, Citizen Kane. After learning the movie is actually a thinly-veiled and exceptionally unflattering biography, publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst (Cromwell) uses his immense power and influence to try to bury the picture.In this film, Citizen Kane composer Bernard Herrmann is called "Bernie" by Welles and others, but Herrmann's nickname was "Benny"....,
Spring Forward is a film written and directed by Tom Gilroy starring Ned Beatty, Liev Schreiber and Campbell Scott. It was released in 1999 by IFC Films and MGM for DVD.MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug content.Two men, Paul and Murphy, work together in the park system, and they form a relationship. Paul is an ex-convict, recently released from prison (arrested for armed robbery). Murphy is a war veteran, and is middle-aged. He has a grown son named Bobby, who is dying. Paul develops a sensitive, spiritual side, while Murphy seeks forgiveness for the mistakes he has made as a father. The relationship between these two men become very strong, almost as a father and son....
The Hurricane is a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington. It purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was set aside after he had spent almost twenty years in prison, but was widely criticized for inaccuracies in its portrayal.The script was adapted by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon from the books Lazarus and the Hurricane by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton and The 16th Round by Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. The film was directed by Norman Jewison.The film narrates the life of middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, concentrating on the period between 1966 and 1985. It describes his fight against the conviction for triple murder and how he copes with nearly twenty years in prison. In a parallel plot, an underprivileged youth from Brooklyn becomes interested in Carter's destiny after reading Carter's autobiography, and convinces his Canadian friends to engage themselves in the case. The story culminates with the Carter team's...,
Scream 2 is a 1997 film, the second part of the Scream trilogy. As with the other films in the trilogy, Scream 2 combines straight-forward scares with dialogue that satirizes conventions of slasher films, especially (in this case) slasher film sequels.The plot is centered on a group of college friends, an ex-cop and a news reporter as they deal with some mysterious killings that take place after the release of the horror movie Stab, which was inspired by the events of the original film. Many of the survivors from the first movie return to reprise their original roles in this film.Sidney (Neve Campbell) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy) attend Windsor College now. They see on the news that a couple (Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps) were murdered in a movie theatre at the preview of Stab, a movie based on a book by Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) about the Woodsboro murders. They realize that it's starting all over again. Dewey (David Arquette) is hanging around the campus to make sure Sidney's...,
Scream is a 1996 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. The film revitalized the slasher film genre in the mid 1990s, similar to what Halloween (1978) did for the 1970s, by using a standard concept with a tongue-in-cheek approach that successfully combined straightforward scares with dialogue that satirized slasher film conventions. The film features many teen idols of the time, including; Neve Campbell, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Drew Barrymore, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Liev Schreiber.Scream became a major commercial success upon its release, and was one of the highest grossing films of 1996. It was also highly acclaimed by many critics worldwide, who appreciated the film's tongue-in-cheek approach. It got an 86% rating at rottentomatoes.com. As a result it spawned two sequels, Scream 2 and Scream 3.In the film, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) attempts to cope with the anniversary of her mother's brutal rape and...,
Walking and Talking (1996) is an independent film starring Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Liev Schreiber and Kevin Corrigan.The film's title is completely apropos, as the film mainly consists of dialogue-heavy scenes while the characters walk around New York City. It has gained a cult following due to the repartee between Keener and Heche, a witty screenplay and the naturalistic performances by the cast. The film was written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.The film is #47 on Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time" list....,
Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, the film met with much critical acclaim both in the United States and internationally. It was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" at the Sundance Film Festival and the "Grand Special Prize" at the Deauville Film Festival.
For their work, Scott and Tucci won both the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for "Best New Director."
The film, set in the 1950s, tells the story of two immigrant brothers from Italy who own and operate a restaurant called "Paradise". One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers' expectations of "traditional" Italian food. Their uncle's offer to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Tucci), is the...,
The Daytrippers is a 1996 independent drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola. It stars Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber.
Eliza finds what seems to be a love letter to her husband Louis, who's working as a publisher in New York City, so she decides to go to the city and confront him. Her family, including her sister, Jo, and her fiancé, Carl, as well as her parents, Jim and Rita, go along for the ride in the family station wagon from Long Island.
Party Girl (1995), directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, is notable as the first commercial comedy-drama feature film shown in its entirety on the Internet.
Scripted by Mayer with Harry Birckmayer and Sheila Gaffney, the storyline follows the misadventures of free-spirited Mary (Parker Posey) on her self-destructive path of drugs and parties. Arrested for illegally charging attendees at an underground rave, she calls upon her godmother, Judy Lindendorf (Sasha von Scherler), to bail her out. So Mary can repay the loan, Judy employs her as a clerk at the library where she works. Mary reluctantly begins her new job while striking up a romance with Lebanese street vendor Mustafa (Omar Townsend). The other men in her life are her gay friend Derrick (Anthony DeSando) and Leo (Guillermo Díaz), a DJ in clubs. Things begin to fall apart when she loses her library job and is evicted from her apartment. In the end, Mary decides to study to become a librarian herself but without compromising...,
Mixed Nuts is a motion picture released in the United States on December 21, 1994. It is notable for its many colorful characters and intertwining storylines, but was not a critical success at the box office. It is also most notably a remake of very popular French comedy Le Père Noël est une ordure (1982)
Tagline: A comedy on the edge.
The movie is centered around the goings-on at the Lifesavers suicide prevention hotline, whose lack of funding has resulted in an eviction notice from the landlord (Garry Shandling). The hotline is staffed by Philip (Steve Martin), the crabby Mrs. Munchnik (Madeline Kahn), and the mousy and passive Catherine (Rita Wilson). Supposedly the expectations "of everyone thinking of jumping off a bridge or slitting their wrists on Christmas Eve" has only resulted in a few women frightened against a serial killer called the Seaside Strangler, several obscene phone calls, and one unfortunate misunderstanding involving a man, a gun, and a static-filled phone...
Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California, California