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Jason Schwartzman

Jason SchwartzmanAKA Jason Francesco Schwartzman

Born: 26-Jun-1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rushmore

Jason Schwartzman's film debut was auspicious, as an overachiever in Wes Anderson's 1998 prep school comedy Rushmore, opposite Bill Murray. He has reprised the character a handful of times, to varying degrees of success.

Schwartzman's father was Jack Schwartzman, producer of the 1983 007 flick Never Say Never Again and Peter Sellers's Being There. His mother is actress Talia Shire, best remembered as Rocky's "Yo, Adrian." His step-brother is John Schwartzman, cinematographer of Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and Seabiscuit. Francis Ford Coppola is Schwartzman's uncle, and Nicolas Cage is his cousin. Schwartzman says he auditioned for Rushmore without revealing his family lineage.

Schwartzman has played drums since he was 10, and before Rushmore, he was the drummer for the rock band Phantom Planet. He is credited as co-writer of their best known song, "California", which became the theme song for Fox's teen angst soap opera The O.C.

Father: Jack Schwartzman (film producer, b. 22-Jul-1932, d. 15-Jun-1994 pancreatic cancer)
Mother: Talia Shire (actress, sister of Francis Ford Coppola)
Brother: Matthew Orlando Shire (half-brother; b. 1975)
Brother: Robert Schwartzman (singer/actor, b. 24-Dec-1982)
Brother: John Schwartzman (half-brother; cinematographer, b. 24-Dec-1982)
Sister: Stephanie Schwartzman (half-sister)
Girlfriend: Selma Blair (actress, dated 2001)
Girlfriend: Zooey Deschanel (actress, dated 2004)
Wife: Brady Cunningham (fashion designer, b. circa 1980, m. 11-Jul-2009, one daughter)
Daughter: Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman (b. 4-Dec-2010)

    High School: Windward School, Los Angeles, CA

    Phantom Planet Drummer

    TELEVISION
    Bored To Death Jonathan Ames (2009-)
    Cracking Up Ben Baxter (2004)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (6-Feb-2014)
    Listen Up Philip (20-Jan-2014)
    Saving Mr. Banks (20-Oct-2013)
    A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (15-Nov-2012)
    Moonrise Kingdom (16-May-2012) · Cousin Ben
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (27-Jul-2010) · Gideon Graves
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (14-Oct-2009) · Ash [VOICE]
    The Marc Pease Experience (21-Aug-2009) · Marc Pease
    Funny People (20-Jul-2009) · Mark Taylor Jackson
    The Darjeeling Limited (3-Sep-2007) · Jack
    Marie Antoinette (24-May-2006) · Louis XVI
    Shopgirl (9-Sep-2005)
    Bewitched (24-Jun-2005)
    I Heart Huckabees (10-Sep-2004) · Albert Markovski
    Spun (6-Sep-2002)
    S1m0ne (23-Aug-2002) · Milton
    Slackers (1-Feb-2002)
    CQ (12-May-2001) · Felix DeMarco
    Rushmore (17-Sep-1998) · Max Fischer


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