41 Facts About Liev Schreiber


Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and narrator.

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Liev Schreiber became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s after appearing in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the first three Scream horror films, Ransom, Phantoms, The Hurricane, The Sum of All Fears, The Manchurian Candidate, The Omen, Defiance, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Taking Woodstock, Salt, Goon, Pawn Sacrifice, and Spotlight, The 5th Wave, and The French Dispatch .

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Liev Schreiber has lent his voice to animated films such as My Little Pony: The Movie, Isle of Dogs, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse .

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Liev Schreiber reprised the role in the television film Ray Donovan: The Movie .

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Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Heather Milgram, a painter, and Tell Liev Schreiber, an actor and carpenter.

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Liev Schreiber's mother, who is an aficionada of classical music and Russian literature, has said that she named Liev after her favorite Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, while his father has stated that Schreiber was named after the doctor who saved his mother's life.

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When Liev Schreiber was one year old, his family moved to the unincorporated rural community of Winlaw, in the southern interior of British Columbia.

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When Liev Schreiber was five, his parents divorced and a fierce custody battle ensued, bankrupting his maternal grandfather.

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Liev Schreiber's mother won custody, and the two moved to a cold water flat on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, where they lived for some time, frequently with no electricity, hot water, or even beds.

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Liev Schreiber has described his mother as a "far-out Socialist Labor Party hippie bohemian freak who hung out with William Burroughs".

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Liev Schreiber's was "a highly cultured eccentric" who earned a living by splitting her time between driving a cab and creating papier-mache puppets.

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Liev Schreiber went on to attend Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he began his acting training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, via the Five Colleges consortium.

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Liev Schreiber later attended the Yale School of Drama, where he studied with Earle R Gister and starred in Charles Evered's The Size of the World, directed by Walton Jones.

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Liev Schreiber received a master's degree in drama from Yale in 1992.

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Liev Schreiber attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

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Liev Schreiber originally wanted to be a screenwriter, eventually settling on acting.

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Liev Schreiber had several supporting roles in various independent films until his big break, as the accused murderer Cotton Weary in the Scream trilogy of horror films.

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Liev Schreiber then played supporting roles in several studio films, including Ron Howard's 1996 remake of Ransom, the 1999 film The Hurricane, A Walk on the Moon; the 2000 movie version of Hamlet, and as a spy in The Sum of All Fears.

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Liev Schreiber played Robert Thorn with Julia Stiles in the 2006 film The Omen, a remake of the 1976 horror classic.

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Liev Schreiber has narrated a number of documentaries, 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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Liev Schreiber is the voice behind the television commercials for Infiniti.

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Liev Schreiber is the voice of HBO's Sports of the 20th Century documentaries.

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Liev Schreiber served as the voice of Skeletor in the 2002 incarnation of Masters of the Universe.

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Liev Schreiber narrated the History Channel specials Ape to Man, The Lost Kennedy Home Movies, and America: The Story of Us.

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Once more, Liev 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.

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Liev Schreiber has been the narrator in HBO's Hard Knocks for every season, except for the 2007 season when Paul Rudd filled that role, with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Liev Schreiber provided the voiceover for the 2018 Kia Stinger GT commercial.

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In 2006, Liev Schreiber was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Liev Schreiber played Charlie Townsend in the 2006 film The Painted Veil, starring opposite Watts and Edward Norton.

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Liev Schreiber appeared in the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio.

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Late in 2008, Liev Schreiber portrayed Jewish resistance fighter Zus Bielski in the film Defiance, alongside Daniel Craig.

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Liev Schreiber narrates Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary that premiered on PBS in October 2013.

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Liev Schreiber co-starred in the 2015 film Spotlight, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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Liev Schreiber co-starred alongside Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway, with Liev Schreiber cast as the Machiavellian seducer Vicomte de Valmont.

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In 2017, Liev Schreiber returned to play Ross "The Boss" Rhea in Goon: Last of the Enforcers.

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In 2017, Liev Schreiber was cast to voice the Storm King, the main antagonist in the 2017 film My Little Pony: The Movie, based on the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

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On his acceptance of the part, Liev Schreiber said that, because of his kids' exposure to his adult-oriented movie work, he wanted something more child-friendly for them to watch.

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Liev Schreiber worked on a film adaptation of Across the River and Into the Trees.

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Liev Schreiber co-wrote the script along with the director David Hollander.

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Liev Schreiber was in a relationship with British-Australian actress Naomi Watts .

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Liev Schreiber has lived in a loft apartment in Noho, in Lower Manhattan in New York City, that was featured in Architectural Digest.

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