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Schwartzman at the 2010 New York Film Festival
June 26, 1980 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, musician|
Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter, and musician. He is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson such as Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has also appeared in films such as I Heart Huckabees (2004), Shopgirl (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Funny People (2009), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death (2009–2011), in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, and was formerly the drummer of rock band Phantom Planet.
Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Talia Shire (née Coppola) and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. His maternal grandparents were composer Carmine Coppola and Italia Coppola (née Pennino). His uncle is director Francis Ford Coppola, and his cousins are actor Nicolas Cage and directors Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Christopher Coppola. His brother is actor and musician Robert Schwartzman, and his paternal half-brother is cinematographer John Schwartzman. His father was an Ashkenazi Jew and his mother is an Italian American Catholic. Schwartzman has stated in interviews that he was raised without religion. He attended Windward School in West Los Angeles.
Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in Wes Anderson's Rushmore in 1998. Prior to Rushmore, he had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000 Jason had a guest role in the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks. In 2001, he starred in CQ, a film by his cousin Roman Coppola. In 2002, he starred in Slackers and Spun. In 2004, he starred in I Heart Huckabees, and Shopgirl in 2005. He also appeared in various television shows, such as Cracking Up. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI.
Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Ringo Starr in the biopic spoof Walk Hard. In 2009, he appeared as Mark, a C-list television star, in Funny People. He starred in the HBO show Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist. In 2009, he starred in The Marc Pease Experience. In 2010, he played Gideon Graves in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the movie adaptation of the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
In 2011, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Vincent van Gogh in the Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your Right Revisited. In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the television show Key & Peele.
Prior to acting, Schwartzman was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band for an acting career, music remains one of his passions. He appeared in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy, and contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep. In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first album, entitled Nighttiming, was produced by Michael Einziger and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola. The album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. His second album, Davy, was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. Schwartzman performed the musical score for Funny People and the theme song for Bored to Death. He has also written tracks for Smallville and Slackers.
Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is an art and design director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX in Los Angeles. Schwartzman describes himself as "basically a vegan" as he does not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. He narrated a video, What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food, for Farm Sanctuary. He has two daughters, Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman (born December 4, 2010) and another born in May 2014.
|2001||Odessa or Bust||The Young Man||Short film|
|2002||Julius And Friends: Hole In One||Julius||Voice
|2003||Julius And Friends: Yeti, Set, Go||Julius||Voice
|2004||I Heart Huckabees||Albert Markovski|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Gag Halfrunt||Uncredited|
|2005||Shopgirl||Jeremy||Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture|
|2006||Marie Antoinette||King Louis XVI|
|2007||Hotel Chevalier||Jack Whitman||Short film|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Jack Whitman||Writer|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Ringo Starr||Uncredited|
|2009||The Marc Pease Experience||Marc Pease|
|2009||Funny People||Mark Taylor Jackson|
|2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Ash Fox||Voice|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Gideon Graves|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Simon Lee||Voice
|2011||Fight For Your Right Revisited||Vincent van Gogh||Short film|
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Cousin Ben|
|2012||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Kirby Star|
|2013||Castello Cavalcanti||Jed Cavalcanti||Short film|
|2013||Saving Mr. Banks||Richard M. Sherman|
|2014||Listen Up Philip||Philip|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||M. Jean|
|1998||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Himself||Episode: "And the Sabrina Goes to..."|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Howie Gelfand||Episode: "Carded and Discarded"|
|2000||Get Real||Himself||Episode: "Falling From Grace"|
|2004–2006||Cracking Up||Ben Baxter||7 episodes|
Episode: "Secret Agent Manual / The Spy Who Liked Me"
|2009–2011||Bored to Death||Jonathan Ames||24 episodes|
|2013||Parks and Recreation||Dennis Lerpiss||2 episodes|
|2013||Out There||Benjamin Brent||Voice
|2013||Drunk History||Ralph Nader||Episode: "Detroit"|
|2013||Key & Peele||Himself||Episode: "3.4"|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Jason Schwartzman Wears a Striped Shirt & High Top Sneakers"|
|2014||Mozart in the Jungle||Writer, producer|
|2002||Orange County||Song: "California"|
|2002||Smallville||Song: "Lonely Day"|
|2002||Slackers||Songs: "Oh Angela" and "Ethan's Song"|
|2004||Cracking Up||Theme music|
|2006||The O.C.||Song: "California"|
|2008||Cloverfield||Song: "West Coast"|
|2009||Bored to Death||Theme music|
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- "What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food". Farm Sanctuary. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
- Sarah Michaud (3 January 2011). "Jason Schwartzman Welcomes Daughter Marlowe Rivers". People.com. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
- "The 10 Most Stylish Men in America". New York Daily News. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jason Schwartzman.|
- Jason Schwartzman at the Internet Movie Database
- Wunderkammer Magazine Retrospective on Schwarzman, 2009
- Schwartzman Interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
- Schwartzman's Guest DJ Set on KCRW KCRW Guest DJ Set
- Schwartzman interview - he talks life, food and movies