Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman

His role as Max Fisher in 'Rushmore' (1998)
Relatives of famous people rarely have the chops to overcome nepotism cries, but Jason Schwartzman, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, is one actor who does.Schwartzman was born June 26, 1980, to producer Jack Schwartzman and actress Talia Shire, the latter best known as Rocky Balboa's love interest Adrian. He graduated from the Windwood School in 1999 and continued to live with his mom and two brothers at their home in the Los Angeles area.Chosen at the tail end of an exhausting casting search, Schwartzman burst into the film industry with his deft, hilarious portrayal of chronic overachiever Max Fischer in Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed Rushmore (1998). Since then, the young actor kept a low profile, opting to spend time with his band Phantom Planet, which recorded an album for Epic Records. Keeping with his geek-chic nature, he also chose small, quirky roles in television, such as his guest appearance as a slimy fake-ID dealer on NBC's tragically short-lived series Freaks and Geeks or his work in spoofs for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.Although he spent his immediate post-Rushmore years pursuing outside interests, Schwartzman increased his onscreen profile in 2001, starting with an appearance in cousin Roman Coppola's CQ; Andrew Niccol's Hollywood satire Simone with Al Pacino; and the long-delayed teen-geek comedy Slackers. As if the film work wasn't enough, Phantom Planet's sophomore album was also released in late 2001.After a role on the short-lived, though critically-acclaimed, Fox sitcom Cracking Up in 2003, Schwartzman began kicking his film career into high gear. After a role in the 2004 David O. Russell ensemble comedy I Heart Huckabees, the young actor began work on three 2005 releases, the big-screen version of Bewitched, the adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated, and Shopgirl, based on Steve Martin's novel.Source:video.barnesandnoble.com 
I admire the actors that truly can impersonate someone - become someone, inhabit someone. It's amazing when you see it done.More Jason Schwartzman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness.More Jason Schwartzman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But actually, I'm planning on moving to New York this year and I can tell you one reason why I think New York is incredible: I think things happen to you that you don't expect have happen to you.More Jason Schwartzman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully.More Jason Schwartzman quotes [11/02/2006 12:11:00]
Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifullyMore Jason Schwartzman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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