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Liev Schriber is an actor known for appearing in such films as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hamlet and Scream.
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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. He 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,
Schreiber worked with Ned Beatty on Spring Forward, a film shot throughout the four seasons of New England (and released in 2000). That year he also appeared in the Oscar-nominated The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington.
In 2000, Schreiber appeared as Laertes in the film version of Hamlet, starring Ethan Hawke as the Danish prince. He returned to Broadway to star in a production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, directed by David Leveaux, and costarring Juliette Binoche (in her Broadway debut, for which she received a Tony nomination) and John Slatterly. In a New York Times review of his performance, Ben Brantley called Schreiber "one of the most gifted and complex actors of his generation." Other film projects include Dial 9 for Love, with Katie Carr and Jeanne Tripplehorn; and Kate and Leopold, with Meg Ryan and Natasha Lyonne.
In recent years, Schreiber has continued to work on a variety of projects, from small independent films to big-budget action movies. He wrote and directed the 2005 film adaptation of Johathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated. In 2009, Schreiber took on the comic book character of Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Outside of acting, Schreiber is a devoted father. He and girlfriend Naomi Watts have two sons, Alexander Pete and Samuel Kai.
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