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LIEV SCHREIBER (Frank) is widely considered one of the finest actors of his generation, with a repertoire of resonant, humanistic and oftentimes gritty portrayals that have garnered the actor the strongest praise in film, theater and television. His most recent choices continue this path. In 2008, Schreiber starred opposite Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell in Defiance, a World War II-era drama directed by Edward Zwick. The three actors starred as Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland to the forests of Belarus to join the resistance, and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.

In 2009, Schreiber starred in Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Victor Creed, the beastly nemesis of Wolverine, a role revisited by Hugh Jackman. In this prequel to the hit X-Men trilogy, Jackman's Wolverine is keen on seeking revenge against Creed (who is secretly the mutant Sabretooth) for killing his love. He also starred in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock.

Showing his versatility, Schreiber recently appeared in two period adaptations: Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera, alongside Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem in 2007, and The Painted Veil, starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in December 2006. Schreiber has also starred alongside Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington in The Manchurian Candidate; alongside Julia Stiles in The Omen; alongside Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears; and alongside Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold. Utilizing his theater and Shakespearean background, Schreiber starred as Laertes in Hamlet, with Ethan Hawke. Schreiber also starred in The Hurricane, the acclaimed biopic starring Denzel Washington, and opposite Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen in A Walk on the Moon.

An accomplished stage actor, Scheiber's portrayal of Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross earned him a Tony Award. In the summer of 2006, Schreiber returned to the stage in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Macbeth and, in early 2007, he returned to Broadway to star in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. This first Broadway staging of Talk Radio opened at the Longacre Theatre in March of that year. Ben Brantley of The New York Times declared, "With Talk Radio, Mr. Schreiber...confirms his status as the finest American theater actor of his generation.” Schreiber was nominated for his second Tony for his portrayal of radio host Barry Champlain.

Schreiber has also made use of his deft technique working in television. Truly making a name for himself with his portrayal of Orson Welles in HBO's RKO 281, Schreiber again worked with the network for the emotional Lackawanna Blues. Schreiber's expressive voice is also showcased in his voiceover and narration work, taking center stage for prominent pieces on HBO and PBS. One of America's foremost narrators, Schreiber has lent his voice to sports documentaries such as Mantle, :03 From Gold and A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers, as well as the PBS documentary series Nova and Nature.

In 2005, Schreiber made his directorial debut with Everything Is Illuminated, adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel of the same name. Prior to the publication of the novel, Schreiber read an excerpt in The New Yorker, secured the rights, wrote the screenplay and subsequently brought the project to Warner Bros. The film, starring Elijah Wood, was recognized by the 2006 National Film Board as one of the top-10 films of the year.


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