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Heralded as "the finest American theater actor of his generation" by the New York Times, LIEV SCHREIBER's (Bobby Lincoln) repertoire of resonant, humanistic and oftentimes gritty portrayals have garnered him praise in film, theater and television. Currently, Schreiber is in production on Lee Daniels The Butler, in which he stars as Lyndon B Johnson. The film, about the life of Eugene Allen, a White House servant who worked for eight first families. Schreiber also stars in P.J. Hogan's comedy Mental, alongside Toni Collette, as well as Relativity Media's Movie 43, comprised of 25 short comedy segments from a group of directors including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks and Brett Ratner. On the small screen, Schreiber will star in the title role in Showtime Network's Ray Donovan alongside Jon Voight and Elliott Gould, debuting in 2013. The family drama centers on Ray (Schreiber) as L.A.'s best professional fixer, who deftly solves the complicated, controversial and confidential problems of the city's elite. Schreiber's many feature credits include, Salt with Angelina Jolie; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance with Daniel Craig; Repo Men; The Painted Veil; The Manchurian Candidate opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington; The Sum of All Fears; Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock; Kate & Leopold; Michael Almereyda's Hamlet; The Hurricane; A Walk on the Moon with Diane Lane; Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts; and Wes Craven's Scream trilogy. His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross' RKO 281 brought Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations in 2000. His other telefilm credits include George C. Wolfe's Lackawanna Blues and John Erman's The Sunshine Boys, opposite Woody Allen and Peter Falk. In 2010, Schreiber received his third Tony nomination for his role in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge alongside Scarlett Johansson. His performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Joe Mantello, earned him his first 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. Other stage work includes the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moises Kaufman; Iago in Othello; Hamlet; Henry the V; and Cymbeline. In 2005, Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling 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.
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