Jason Francesco Schwartzman
June 26, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actor, screenwriter, musician
Spouse(s) Brady Cunningham
Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman
Francis Ford Coppola, uncle
Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as (1998), Rushmore (2007), The Darjeeling Limited (2009), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2012) and Moonrise Kingdom (2014). He has also appeared in films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2004), I Heart Huckabees (2005), Shopgirl (2006), Marie Antoinette (2009), Funny People (2010) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2013). Saving Mr. Banks
In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the
HBO series (2009–2011), in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Bored to Death Craigslist. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, and was formerly the drummer of rock band Phantom Planet.
Early life [ edit ]
Schwartzman was born in
Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Talia Shire ( née Coppola) and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. Schwartzman's brother is actor and musician Robert Schwartzman, and his paternal half-siblings are Stephanie and John Schwartzman. Many other members of Schwartzman's family are involved in film: he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, cousin of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola and Christopher Coppola, and grandson of Italia Coppola ( née Pennino) and Carmine Coppola. His second cousin, father Jack's first cousin, is Elliott B. Oppenheim, novelist and screen-writer, whose first novel was Kaleidoscope, a turbulent tale loosely based upon his final high school year in 1963-64.
His paternal grandparents were
Polish Jewish immigrants, while his mother is Italian American and Catholic. Schwartzman has stated in interviews that he was raised without religion. [1 ] He attended [2 ] Windward School in West Los Angeles. [1 ]
Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in
Wes Anderson's in 1998. Prior to Rushmore Rushmore, he had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000 Jason had a guest role in the short-lived series . In 2001, he starred in Freaks and Geeks , a film by his cousin CQ Roman Coppola. In 2002, he starred in and in 2003 starred in Slackers . In 2004, he starred in Spun , and I Heart Huckabees in 2005. He also appeared in various television shows, such as Shopgirl . In 2006, he starred in Cracking Up under the direction of his cousin, Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI.
Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as
Ringo Starr in the biopic spoof . In 2009, he appeared as Mark, a C-list television star, in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story . He starred in the HBO show Funny People , in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Bored to Death Craigslist. In 2009, he starred in . In 2010, he played The Marc Pease Experience Gideon Graves in the film , the movie adaptation of the comics by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Bryan Lee O'Malley.
In 2011, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as
Vincent van Gogh in the Beastie Boys short film . In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the television show Fight For Your Right Revisited . In 2014 he played himself in the lead role of the Key & Peele Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories episode The Endorsement.
Schwartzman's most recent significant on-screen acting appearance was in the 2013
Disney film Saving Mr. Banks. In it, he portrayed Disney songwriter Richard M. Sherman. Schwartzman's brother, John, served as the film's cinematographer.
Prior to acting, Schwartzman was the drummer and a songwriter for the band
Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band, 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 . In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Awake Is the New Sleep Coconut Records. The first album, entitled , was produced by Nighttiming Michael Einziger and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola. The album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. His second album, , was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. Schwartzman performed the musical score for Davy and the theme song for Funny People . Bored to Death He has also written tracks for [3 ] and Smallville . Slackers
Personal life [ edit ]
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 [4 ] vegan" as he does not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. He narrated a video, [5 ] What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food, for Farm Sanctuary. He has two daughters, Marlowe Rivers (born 2010) and Una (born 2014). [6 ] [7 ] [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Composer [ edit ]
On February 17, 2009, Schwartzman was named one of the "Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America" by
magazine. GQ [9 ]
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