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Jason Schwartzman is an American actor and musician best known for his roles in comedy films, especially ‘Rushmore’

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BirthdayJune 26, 1980
NationalityAmerican
FamousMusicians, Screenwriter, Jewish Actors, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesBrady Cunningham (m. 2009)
SiblingsRobert Schwartzman
Known asJason Francesco Schwartzman
Childrens Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Height168cm
GenderMale
FatherJack Schwartzman
MotherTalia Shire (née Coppola) (née Coppola)
Net Worth$18 million as of Apr 8,2017
Sun SignCancer
Born inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Famous asActor, Screenwriter, and Musician

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Who is Jason Schwartzman?

Even before his career began, Jason Schwartzman had to face the herculean task of getting out of his family’s shadow which he accomplished quite admirably. His family’s history obviously influenced him as he formed a band at the age of fourteen and bagged his first movie role at eighteen. His debut in the film ‘Rushmore’ was extremely convincing and he essayed a complex role with ease. The next few years saw him more aligned to his music projects, with only a handful of acting appearances. But as his acting skills garnered attention, he began getting better offers which led to a change in his approach, as he quit the band to make acting his priority. Over the next few years, he was cast many times in substantial roles as a part of an ensemble cast, as well as in supporting roles. He continued his music passions, releasing two solo albums, from which some of the songs have featured in TV shows. He showed his versatility by acting in some TV shows too, most notably in ‘Bored to Death’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jason Schwartzman was born to actress Talia Shire and producer Jack Schwartzman in Los Angeles, California. His illustrious family includes his grandfather musician Carmine Coppola, his uncle director Francis Ford Coppola of ‘Godfather’ fame and his cousins—actor Nicolas Cage and director Sofia Coppola.

When he was fourteen, he co-founded the alternative rock band ‘Phantom Planet’ in which he was a drummer and songwriter. He studied at ‘Windward School in Los Angeles’. In 1998, the band released their first album, ‘Phantom Planet Is Missing’.

Career

In 1998, he successfully auditioned for the role of Max Fisher in the comedy ‘Rushmore’. He was chosen from over thousand candidates and his performance in the film was lauded by critics.

In 2000, he featured in the TV series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. The next year, he played a supporting role in his cousin, Roman Coppola’s film ‘CQ’.

In 2002, he returned to films by playing the lead in the forgettable romantic comedy ‘Slackers’ and the comedy drama ‘Spun’, where he portrayed a meth addict.

In 2004, he featured in the season-long sitcom series ‘Cracking Up’ and the philosophical comedy ‘I Heart Huckabees’, which had a stellar cast consisting of Dustin Hoffman, Jude Law and Mark Wahlberg in its cast.

He left the band ‘Phantom Planet’ in 2004 to concentrate on his acting career. By this time, he had written songs for the shows ‘Smallville’, ‘Orange County’ and ‘Cracking Up’.

In 2005, he continued to star in comedy movies and acted in the commercial success ‘Bewitched’, which was based on a TV show of the same name. ‘Shopgirl’, starring Steve Martin and Jason Schwartzman was another comedy, released the same year.

Schwartzman’s next few films fared much better at the box-office and also with critics. In 2006, he played ‘King Louis XVI’ in a historical comedy, directed by his cousin Sofia Coppola, titled ‘Marie Antoinette’. The next year, he did another comedy, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’; he was also a co-writer of the film. Both the films tasted critical and commercial success.

In 2007 he formed a record company titled ‘Coconut Records’ and released an album, ‘Nighttiming’. Its songs featured in ‘Spider-Man 3’ and also in the film ‘Cloverfield’.

In 2009, he did a voice-over for the acclaimed Wes Anderson animation film ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, did a supporting role and also composed the soundtrack for the comedy ‘Funny People’. He played an amateur detective in the comedy show ‘Bored to Death’, which was broadcast for two years. He also released his second solo album ‘Davy’ the same year.

In 2012, he was part of an ensemble cast for another Wes Anderson film, the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. The film received universal acclaim and won awards at many film festivals.

In 2013 he had a supporting role in the comedy-drama ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, which grossed over 100 million at the box-office.

Major Works

Schwartzman made a wonderful first impression with his debut ‘Rushmore’. His portrayal of the character of ‘Max Fischer’, a creative overachiever was flawless. His comic timing and the ability to say funny lines with a poker-face got him considerable praise and recognition, also kick-starting his acting career.

He was the co-founder, drummer and songwriter of the alternative rock band ‘Phantom Planet’ for nine years, during which the band released two albums. Their second album, ‘The Guest’, featured the hit song ‘California’, which was adopted as a theme song by the TV series ‘The OC’.

Awards & Achievements

In 1999, Schwartzman won a ‘YoungStar Award’ in the category ‘Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film’ for ‘Rushmore’.

He figured in the list of ‘Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America’ compiled by GQ magazine in 2009.

In 2013, he was a part of the cast of the film ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, which was awarded a ‘Central Ohio Film Critics Association’ or COFCA award in the category ‘Best Ensemble’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Schwartzman got married to clothing designer Brady Cunningham in 2009. The couple has a daughter - Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman.

He has narrated an environmental video titled ‘What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food’ for the animal welfare organization ‘Farm Sanctuary’. Schwartzman himself practises vegetarianism.

Trivia

This American actor and drummer hails from a distinguished family whose members, spanning three generations, have been directors, producers, actors, cinematographers and singers.

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Jason Schwartzman biography timelines

  • // 26th Jun 1980
    Jason Schwartzman was born to actress Talia Shire and producer Jack Schwartzman in Los Angeles, California. His illustrious family includes his grandfather musician Carmine Coppola, his uncle director Francis Ford Coppola of ‘Godfather’ fame and his cousins—actor Nicolas Cage and director Sofia Coppola.
  • // 1998
    When he was fourteen, he co-founded the alternative rock band ‘Phantom Planet’ in which he was a drummer and songwriter. He studied at ‘Windward School in Los Angeles’. In 1998, the band released their first album, ‘Phantom Planet Is Missing’.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he successfully auditioned for the role of Max Fisher in the comedy ‘Rushmore’. He was chosen from over thousand candidates and his performance in the film was lauded by critics.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, Schwartzman won a ‘YoungStar Award’ in the category ‘Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film’ for ‘Rushmore’.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, he featured in the TV series ‘Freaks and Geeks’. The next year, he played a supporting role in his cousin, Roman Coppola’s film ‘CQ’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he returned to films by playing the lead in the forgettable romantic comedy ‘Slackers’ and the comedy drama ‘Spun’, where he portrayed a meth addict.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he featured in the season-long sitcom series ‘Cracking Up’ and the philosophical comedy ‘I Heart Huckabees’, which had a stellar cast consisting of Dustin Hoffman, Jude Law and Mark Wahlberg in its cast.
  • // 2004
    He left the band ‘Phantom Planet’ in 2004 to concentrate on his acting career. By this time, he had written songs for the shows ‘Smallville’, ‘Orange County’ and ‘Cracking Up’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he continued to star in comedy movies and acted in the commercial success ‘Bewitched’, which was based on a TV show of the same name. ‘Shopgirl’, starring Steve Martin and Jason Schwartzman was another comedy, released the same year.
  • // 2006
    Schwartzman’s next few films fared much better at the box-office and also with critics. In 2006, he played ‘King Louis XVI’ in a historical comedy, directed by his cousin Sofia Coppola, titled ‘Marie Antoinette’. The next year, he did another comedy, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’; he was also a co-writer of the film. Both the films tasted critical and commercial success.
  • // 2007
    In 2007 he formed a record company titled ‘Coconut Records’ and released an album, ‘Nighttiming’. Its songs featured in ‘Spider-Man 3’ and also in the film ‘Cloverfield’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he did a voice-over for the acclaimed Wes Anderson animation film ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, did a supporting role and also composed the soundtrack for the comedy ‘Funny People’. He played an amateur detective in the comedy show ‘Bored to Death’, which was broadcast for two years. He also released his second solo album ‘Davy’ the same year.
  • // 2009
    He figured in the list of ‘Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America’ compiled by GQ magazine in 2009.
  • // 2009
    Schwartzman got married to clothing designer Brady Cunningham in 2009. The couple has a daughter - Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was part of an ensemble cast for another Wes Anderson film, the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. The film received universal acclaim and won awards at many film festivals.
  • // 2013
    In 2013 he had a supporting role in the comedy-drama ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, which grossed over 100 million at the box-office.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he was a part of the cast of the film ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, which was awarded a ‘Central Ohio Film Critics Association’ or COFCA award in the category ‘Best Ensemble’.

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Jason Schwartzman's FAQ

  • What is Jason Schwartzman birthday?

    Jason Schwartzman was born at 1980-06-26

  • Where is Jason Schwartzman's birth place?

    Jason Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

  • What is Jason Schwartzman nationalities?

    Jason Schwartzman's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jason Schwartzman spouses?

    Jason Schwartzman's spouses is Brady Cunningham (m. 2009)

  • Who is Jason Schwartzman siblings?

    Jason Schwartzman's siblings is Robert Schwartzman

  • Who is Jason Schwartzman childrens?

    Jason Schwartzman's childrens is Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman

  • How tall is Jason Schwartzman?

    Jason Schwartzman's height is 168

  • Who is Jason Schwartzman's father?

    Jason Schwartzman's father is Jack Schwartzman

  • Who is Jason Schwartzman's mother?

    Jason Schwartzman's mother is Talia Shire (née Coppola) (née Coppola)

  • What is Jason Schwartzman's sun sign?

    Jason Schwartzman is Cancer

  • How famous is Jason Schwartzman?

    Jason Schwartzman is famouse as Actor, Screenwriter, and Musician