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Liev Schreiber’s versatile repertoire of portrayals continues to garner him high praise.
His performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Joe Mantello, earned him a Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, directed by Robert Falls.
His other stage work includes the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moisés Kaufman.
Mr. Schreiber’s many feature credits include Gavin Hood’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opposite Hugh Jackman; Edward Zwick’s Defiance, with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell; John Curran’s The Painted Veil, with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate, opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington; Phil Alden Robinson’s The Sum of All Fears, with Ben Affleck; James Mangold’s Kate & Leopold, also with Hugh Jackman; Norman Jewison’s The Hurricane, also with Denzel Washington; Michael Almereydea’s Hamlet, as Laertes to Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet; Tom Gilroy’s Spring Forward, opposite Ned Beatty; Tony Goldwyn’s A Walk on the Moon, with Diane Lane; Greg Mottola’s The Daytrippers; Nora Ephron’s Mixed Nuts; and Wes Craven’s Scream trilogy.
He will soon be seen on-screen starring in Phillip Noyce’s Salt, opposite Angelina Jolie; Miguel Sapochnik’s Repossession Mambo, with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker; and Richard Levine’s Every Day, opposite Helen Hunt.
His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross’ RKO 281 brought Mr. Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. His other telefilm credits include George C. Wolfe’s Lackawanna Blues and John Erman’s The Sunshine Boys, opposite Woody Allen and Peter Falk.
As one of the documentary medium’s foremost narrators, he has lent his voice to such works as Mantle, :03 Seconds from Gold, and A City on Fire: The Story of the ‘68 Detroit Tigers; and the series Nova and Nature.
In 2005, Mr. Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of the same name. The film, starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz, was named one of the year’s 10 Best by the National Board of Review.