Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

Highest Rated: 100% Finding Babel (2016)

Lowest Rated: 5% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Oct 4, 1967

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Displaying the kind of off-kilter charm that makes him a natural for leading roles in independent films and character parts in mainstream features, Liev Schreiber has made a name for himself on both circuits. Born October 4, 1967, in San Francisco, Schreiber was raised on New York's Lower East Side. A graduate of Hampshire College in Massachusetts, he initially wanted to become a writer, but later decided to try his hand at acting, training at both London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Yale School of Drama.Schreiber's first acting job was on Broadway, where he appeared in In the Summer House. More theater work followed and in 1994, the actor made his film debut in the Steve Martin comedy Mixed Nuts. The film was an unequivocal flop, although Schreiber's role as a rather muscular transvestite proved to be one of the picture's few memorable features. His next project, the 1995 indie Denise Calls Up, fared a little better; despite almost non-existent box-office ratings, it was rewarded with critical approval. Following more minor film work, he landed the role of a British bouncer in the successful indie flick Party Girl (1995), which also starred nascent indie queen Parker Posey. Schreiber got an introduction to a more mainstream audience thanks to his role as killer Cotton Weary in Wes Craven's mega-hit Scream, a role he reprised in the film's sequel, Scream 2 (1997). The same year, Schreiber had leading roles in two more independent films, The Daytrippers (which again paired him with Posey) and Walking and Talking, as well as a secondary role in the bloated Mel Gibson thriller Ransom. Deftly straddling the divide between Sundance and the studio, Schreiber went on to make three major mainstream pictures in 1998: Phantoms, with Rose McGowan and Ben Affleck; Twilight with Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman, and Gene Hackman; and Sphere with Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Stone, and Dustin Hoffman. The following year, Schreiber returned to more familiar territory with his role in Tony Goldwyn's small but successful drama A Walk on the Moon. As the man Diane Lane cuckolds for Viggo Mortensen, Schreiber mined endless possibilities from what could have been a narrow role, giving his character the sort of charming, good-intentioned inadequacy that became one of the actor's trademarks.In 2000, Schreiber returned to the role of Cotton Weary a third time to close out the Scream franchise. It was around this time that he also began doing a considerable amount of voice-over work, mainly for PBS's NOVA series. As the decade progressed, Schreiber continued to be a presence in bigger mainstream projects, such as the 2002 adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears. Two years later, he could be seen in another high-profile, politically tinged thriller, this time opposite Denzel Washington in director Jonathan Demme's remake of The Manchurian Candidate.In 2005 he made his directorial and screenwriting debut with Everything Is Illuminated, and appeared in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning HBO movie Lackawanna Blues, a life-affirming film about a selfless black woman (played by S. Epatha Merkerson) in 1950s segregated New York who provides a home and a guiding hand to the youths who come to live at her boarding house. His 2006 project would be quite a departure from this sweet, poignant tale, as Schreiber took the role of Robert Thorne in John Moore's remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. Heavily publicized for its "666" release date (June 6th, 2006), the film pleased horror fans, as did Schreiber's performance as husband to Julia Stiles and father to the infamous Damien, a little boy who seems to harbor an evil that at best makes him disturbingly cold and at worst, places him at the crux of the devil's own plan for hell on Earth. Schreiber next went into production on The Painted Veil, an adaptation of the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Playing the playboy whom Naomi Watts cuckolds her husband with, the actor immer

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% Human Capital Drew Producer 2020
No Score Yet Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season Actor 2019
45% A Rainy Day in New York Roland Pollard 2019
No Score Yet The Many Lives Of Nick Buoniconti Actor 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Wilson Fisk 2018
90% Isle of Dogs Spots 2018
83% Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes Narrator 2018
48% My Little Pony: The Movie The Storm King $21.8M 2017
43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers Ross Rhea 2017
14% The Pulitzer at 100 Actor $3.1K 2017
80% Chuck Chuck Wepner Producer $0.4M 2017
100% Finding Babel Isaac Babel 2016
15% The 5th Wave Colonel Vosch 2016
95% Creed HBO 24/7 Narrator HBO 24 / 7 Narrator $81.2M 2015
97% Spotlight Marty Baron 2015
72% Pawn Sacrifice Boris Spassky $1.7M 2015
55% Fading Gigolo Dovi $3.2M 2014
18% The Last Days On Mars Vincent Campbell 2013
20% A Perfect Man James $388 2013
62% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve Narrator (voice) $14.2K 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Lyndon B. Johnson $116.7M 2013
57% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Bobby Lincoln $0.6M 2013
100% Rescue in the Philippines Narrator 2013
44% Mental Trevor Blundell $2.3M 2013
5% Movie 43 Robert $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet Tapia Actor 2012
81% Goon Ross Rhea $0.9M 2012
No Score Yet Namath Actor 2012
34% Every Day Ned $10.4K 2011
No Score Yet Derek Jeter 3K Actor 2011
62% Salt Ted Winter $118.4M 2010
22% Repo Men Frank $13.2M 2010
No Score Yet Salt (Unrated) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Magic and Bird Narrator 2010
49% Taking Woodstock Vilma $7.4M 2009
No Score Yet Ted Williams Actor 2009
37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine Victor Creed/Sabretooth $179.8M 2009
57% Defiance Zus Bielski $28.7M 2009
No Score Yet Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Elbert Hubbard: An American Original Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Last Extinction Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina Actor 2009
91% Operation Filmmaker Actor 2008
81% Chicago 10 William Kunstler 2008
No Score Yet Thrilla in Manila Narrator 2008
25% Love in the Time of Cholera Lotario Thurgut $4.6M 2007
100% Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Narrator $23.7M 2007
87% Constantine's Sword Constantine 2007
95% Sputnik Fever (Sputnik Mania) Narrator 2007
35% The Ten Ray Johnson $0.6M 2007
No Score Yet Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Nature Actor 2007
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2007
No Score Yet The New Medicine Narrator 2006
74% The Painted Veil Charlie Townsend $8M 2006
26% The Omen Robert Thorn $54.7M 2006
67% Everything is Illuminated Director Screenwriter $1.7M 2005
No Score Yet Mantle Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Living with Wolves Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Narrator 2005
75% Lackawanna Blues Ulysses Fold 2005
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino Actor 2004
No Score Yet Nine Innings from Ground Zero Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Spinning Boris Joe Shumate 2004
80% The Manchurian Candidate Raymond Shaw $65.8M 2004
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil Ernst Hanfstaengl 2003
No Score Yet Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi Narrator 2003
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2003
No Score Yet Galileo's Battle for the Heavens Actor 2002
No Score Yet NOVA: Secrets, Lies & Atomic Spies Narrator 2002
50% Kate & Leopold Stuart $47.1M 2001
No Score Yet Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team Actor 2001
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2001
No Score Yet NOVA: Search for a Safe Cigarette Actor 2001
88% Spring Forward Paul 2000
No Score Yet When It Was a Game 3 Narrator 2000
59% Hamlet Laertes 2000
39% Scream 3 Cotton 2000
No Score Yet NOVA Narrator 2000
No Score Yet NOVA Actor 2000
No Score Yet NOVA: Lost Tribes of Israel Actor 2000
83% The Hurricane Sam Chaiton 1999
93% RKO 281 Orson Welles 1999
29% Jakob the Liar Mischa 1999
37% Desert Blue Actor 1999
72% A Walk on the Moon Marty Kantrowitz 1999
No Score Yet NOVA Actor 1999
60% Twilight Jeff Willis 1998
12% Sphere Ted Fielding 1998
13% Phantoms Deputy Stu Wargle 1998
No Score Yet Babe Ruth Actor 1998
82% Scream 2 Cotton Weary 1997
73% The Daytrippers Carl 1997
No Score Yet The Sunshine Boys Bobby Gregg 1997
No Score Yet His & Hers Glenn 1997
79% Scream Cotton Weary 1996
75% Ransom Clark Barnes 1996
96% Big Night Leo 1996
88% Walking and Talking Andrew 1996
77% Denise Calls Up Jerry 1996
78% Party Girl Nigel 1995
28% Mad Love Salesman 1995
No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Ogden 1995
No Score Yet Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare Actor 1995
10% Mixed Nuts Chris 1994
No Score Yet Lombardi Narrator 1991

TV

Credit
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Ray Donovan Director 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet Hard Knocks: Training Camp
2001
Narrator 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2002
2001
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead
2000
Voice Appearing Narrator 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
No Score Yet America in Color
2017
Narrator 2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet 24/7
2007-2019
Narrator 2019
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
90% Civilisations
2018
Narrator 2018
No Score Yet Civilizations
2018
Narrator 2018
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2018
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Voice Appearing Narrator 2018
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2017
2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2016
2015
2013
2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
2013
Host Narrator 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
2009
No Score Yet 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic
2011-2012
Narrator 2012
2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice Appearing 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Michael Keppler 2007
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Voice Appearing Narrator 2007
2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice Narrator 2002
2001
1999
1998
1997

QUOTES FROM Liev Schreiber CHARACTERS

HBO 24/7 Narrator says: I did it with one hand, but I wasn't gonna say anything.

Deputy Stu Wargle says: Hey, you girls slipped me a micky!

Cotton Weary says: How bad is it?

Gale Weathers says: Just bounced off my ribs.

Cotton Weary says: Geez, Gale, you got more lives than a cat.

Winter says: [rattled by underling] "Sir"? Do I look like a "sir" to you?

Winter says: Sir? Do I look like a "sir" to you?

Evelyn Salt says: From head to toe. I'm surprised he didn't call you "Your Majesty".

Evelyn Salt says: From head to toe. I'm surprised he didn't call you "Your Majesty."

Winter says: I like the ring of that. I think I'd prefer "Your Majesty".

Winter says: I like the ring of that. I think I'd prefer "Your Majesty."

Ross Rhea says: You have my respect, whatever that means to you, you got it. But know this shit hard, if ever there comes a time, it's gets down to the morrow and it's you and me, Kid, I will lay you the fuck out.

Ross Rhea says: Nice hit, eh?

Sgt. Raymond Shaw says: sgt. shaw, raymond shaw......raymond printess shaw

Eleanor Prentiss Shaw says: Sergeant Raymond Shaw.

John Clark says: My favorite line? Clark's order: "Shoot him, Ryan! Shoot him!!"

John Clark says: Shoot him, Ryan! Shoot him!

Cotton Weary says: So, you a big 100% Cotton fan?

Cotton Weary says: What makes you think I have a girlfriend?

The Voice says: I know you do...I'm right outside her bathroom door.

The Voice says: I know you do. I'm right outside her bathroom door.

Cotton Weary says: Who is this?

The Voice says: She's in the shower. She's got a nice little...voice.

The Voice says: She's in the shower. She's got a nice little, voice.

Cotton Weary says: Lovable and fu**ed up Sidney Prescott. Everybody's favorite little victim!!

Cotton Weary says: Lovable and fu**ed up Sidney Prescott. Everybody's favorite little victim!

Gale Weathers says: (about the killer) - Is she dead?

Gale Weathers says: (about the killer) Is she dead?

Sidney Prescott says: I don't know. They always come back.

Cotton Weary says: Woah!

Sidney Prescott says: (Sidney shoots Debbie again; in the head) - Just in case.

Sidney Prescott says: (Sidney shoots Debbie again; in the head) Just in case.

Cotton Weary says: Jeez Gale, you've got more lives than a cat.

Cotton Weary says: Look, it's not like we're getting paid here also with what I've got going the side with a 900 number. Look Sid, I understand that you don't like the press, I respect that but Sid, (Cotton laughs psychotically), it's Diane Sawyer! Hello!

Sidney Prescott says: Look, between the movie and the book, people know the truth. There's already been enough exposure. Why would you want anymore exposure?

Cotton Weary says: Well, I don't know Sid, cause maybe I fu**ing deserve a little exposure! Come Sid, I mean, you drag my name through the mud, everyone thinks I am some kind of psycho, and all I am asking is for one little fu**ing Diane Sawyer interview. Now, I don't think I am being unreasonable.

Cotton Weary says: I don't know about homicide, but you've definitely got me for raising my voice in a public library.

Victor Creed/Sabretooth says: I despise my humanity as much as you cherish yours. And I will come for you without mercy.

Victor Creed/Sabretooth says: I am an animal who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature.

Victor Creed/Sabretooth says: Nobody gets to kill you but me!

Victor Creed/Sabretooth says: [Logan reveals his adamantium claws] .. Oooh, shiny! Tell me something, Jimmy. Do you even know how to kill me?

Victor Creed/Sabretooth says: [Logan reveals his adamantium claws] Oooh, shiny! Tell me something, Jimmy. Do you even know how to kill me?

Cotton Weary says: Do you like scary movies?

Frank says: You owe it to your family. You owe it to yourself.

Cotton Weary says: "What's your favorite scary movie?"