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Liev Schriber is an American actor known for appearing in such films as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hamlet and Scream.
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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 co-starring 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 to television series. 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 Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2013, he played Lyndon B. Johnson in the acclaimed, Lee Daniels-directed film The Butler. That same year, he took on the title role of a new Showtime series, Ray Donovan, playing a professional "fixer" for celebrities who find themselves entangled in crime.
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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