Jason Schwartzman

Actor, Musician
Despite being a part of a Hollywood legacy, actor Jason Schwartzman squarely earned his own regard as an actor with his knack for thoughtful, melancholy characters with a dry sense of humor. His unique screen presence ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

Ruben (Actor)

Catch My Disease 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Conan 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Listen Up Philip 2014 (Movie)

Philip Lewis Friedman (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

M. Jean (Actor)

The Overnight 2014 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III 2013 (Movie)

Kirby Star (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drunk History 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out There 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Parks and Recreation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

Richard Sherman (Actor)

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bored to Death 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)

Cousin Ben (Actor)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

Gideon Graves (Actor)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Mark Taylor Jackson (Actor)

Making Bored to Death 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Ash (Actor)

The Marc Pease Experience 2009 (Movie)

Marc Pease (Actor)

MTV Cribs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Darjeeling Limited 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Ringo Starr (Actor)

Hotel Chevalier 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

Louis XVI (Actor)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

Shopgirl 2005 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Cracking Up 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Heart Huckabees 2004 (Movie)

Albert Markovski (Actor)

Spun 2003 (Movie)

Ross (Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Felix DeMarco (Actor)

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

Milton (Actor)

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rushmore 1998 (Movie)

Max Fischer (Actor)

Key & Peele (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventurer's Handbook (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (9)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

("Chim Chim Cher-ee") (Song Performer)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

Pre-Record Piano (Music)

Goats 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

("California") (Song)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

("Do The Panic") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Wires") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Cloverfield 2008 (Movie)

("West Coast") (Song)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

("California") (Song)
Producer (2)

Mozart in the Jungle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Teenage 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Despite being a part of a Hollywood legacy, actor Jason Schwartzman squarely earned his own regard as an actor with his knack for thoughtful, melancholy characters with a dry sense of humor. His unique screen presence was apparent from his debut as an oddly adult prep school student in Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" (1998). After the release of that critical darling, he would reteam with the hit-and-miss director to co-script the less popular "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007) and voice the hailed Roald Dahl adaptation "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009), making his quirky relationship with Anderson a highlight in his onscreen career. Schwartzman also had supporting roles in a few mainstream studio films, but his sensibility leaned towards more inventive, character-driven projects like, "I (heart) Huckabees" (2004), in which he played an idealistic young activist, and "Shopgirl" (2005), Steve Martin's novella adaptation that pitted Schwartzman as a ragtag roadie and aspiring artist against Martin as the sophisticated older man vying for the love of a woman. Schwartzman also found creative success as a musician with the moderately popular indie band Phantom Planet and as a composer whose work appeared on well-known film and television soundtracks. His first outing as a television cast member was short-lived but he found more success when he was cast in the lead in HBO's "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-), a quirky comedy well tailored to the actor's talent for frustrated artists with an offbeat, intellectual charm.

Relationships

Selma Blair Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated early 2000 No longer together

Nicolas Cage Actor

Cousin
Born Jan. 7, 1964 to August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang; won an Academy Award for Best Actor in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

Francis Ford Coppola Actor

Uncle
Born in 1939; most renowned for directing "The Godfather" (1972) trilogy, "The Conversation" (1974), and the Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now" (1979)

Roman Coppola Actor

Cousin
Born in 1965; headed Black Diamond Productions

Italia Coppola Actor

Grandmother

Christopher Coppola Actor

Cousin
Born in 1962; son of August Coppola

Carmine Coppola Actor

Grandfather
Born June 11, 1910; Italian-American; played in Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra; scored some of Francis Ford Coppola's films, including "The Godfather, Part II," for which he won an Oscar; died April 26, 1991

Sofia Coppola Actor

Cousin
Born May 14, 1971 to Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola; wrote and directed several films including "Lost in Translation" (2003), which won her an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Directed Schwartzman in "Marie Antoinette" (2006)

Brady Cunningham

Wife
Married July 11, 2009 at their home in San Fernando Valley, CA

Zooey Deschanel Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated c. 2003-05 No longer together

Stephanie Schwartzman

Half-Sister
Older half-sister from father's first marriage

Jack Schwartzman Actor

Father
Born July 22, 1932; produced the 'unofficial' James Bond film "Never Say Never Again" (1983); died of pancreatic cancer on June 15, 1994

Robert Schwartzman Actor

Brother
Born Dec. 24, 1982; son of Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman; adopted his grandfather's first name (Carmine) as part of his stage name; vocalist for the band Rooney

John Schwartzman Actor

Half-Brother
Older half-brother from father's first marriage; known for his collaborations with director Michael Bay

Matthew Shire

Half-Brother
Born c. 1975; son of Talia Shire and first husband David Shire

Talia Shire Actor

Mother
Born April 25, 1946; sister of director-producer Francis Ford Coppola; starred in "The Godfather" and "Rocky" films; wed to producer Jack Schwartzman from 1980 until his death from cancer in 1994

EDUCATION

Windward School

Los Angeles , California 1998
Graduated

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Charlie Sheen in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola

2012

Once again directed by Wes Anderson in romantic adventure "Moonrise Kingdom," also starring Bruce Willis and Bill Murray

2010

Co-starred opposite Michael Cera in comic book adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

2009

Voiced Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) son in Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

2009

Played egotistical actor Mark Taylor Jackson in Judd Apatow's "Funny People"

2009

Cast as writer Jonathan Ames, who moonlights as a private detective on HBO drama series "Bored to Death"

2007

Co-starred with Natalie Portman in "The Darjeeling Limited" short prologue "Hotel Chevalier"

2007

Re-teamed with director Wes Anderson in "The Darjeeling Limited"; also co-wrote with Anderson

2006

Formed band Coconut Records

2006

Portrayed Louis XVI opposite Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"

2005

Cast opposite Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in big screen adaptation of "Bewitched"

2005

Co-starred as struggling musician Jeremy in "Shopgirl" opposite Claire Danes and Steve Martin; adapted by Martin from his novella

2004

Joined Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin in David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabee's"

2004

Starred on short-lived Fox comedy "Cracking Up"

2003

Co-starred in Joe Pantoliano's directorial debut "Just Like Mona"

2002

Co-starred in comedy film "Slackers"

2001

Appeared in Roman Coppola's feature directing debut "CQ"; film screened out of competition at Cannes

1998

Made film acting debut in leading role of Max Fischer opposite Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's quirky comedy "Rushmore"

1998

Phantom Planet appeared as guests on episode of ABC sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"

1997

Appeared in music video for rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy

1994

At age 14, formed band Phantom Planet

1992

Worked as a production intern in "Bed & Breakfast," produced by his father and starred his mother

Auditioned for role of Tom Hanks' matchmaking son in "Sleepless In Seattle, but did not get part

Bonus Trivia

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"If I wanted to continue to act, it would be a necessity to become more involved in the Hollywood world. It's a whole aesthetic. Once I figured it out, then maybe I'd like to pursue it. It's just fun for now." – Schwartzman quoted in People magazine, Feb. 22, 1999

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"The casting director said, 'It's a story about this kid, he's eccentric, he writes plays, he's really horny and he likes older women,' and I thought, great, that sounds like me! So I gave her my number. When I got home that weekend, there was a script lying on my bed. I wasn't looking for anything, but I guess it was looking for me." – Schwartzman, on being cast as Max Fischer in "Rushmore," quoted in Us Weekly, March 1999

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Schwartzman on life as an actor and a musician: "I'm 18, with four other guys, going around in a little van, with all the instruments in the back AND I'm in a movie? How much more fun could you have?" – from Us Weekly, March 1999

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In the summer of 2002, Schwartman's band Phantom Planet toured with the band Incubus.

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"I think that I gravitated to music first because I had never thought I would or could be an actor, for so many reasons. But music I loved because I thought all musicians seemed more accessible in a weird way." – Schwartzman to actress Molly Shannon in Interview magazine, October 2007

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"The characters that I've been lucky enough to play I would say all want something really badly. I typically find that they're at make-or-break moments," said Schwartzman. "I've been in that situation a lot personally, so I'm very attracted to it. I like people that are so close to falling apart in order to get it together." – quoted to the Associated Press, Sept. 15, 2009

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