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JASON FRANCESCO SCHWARTZMAN (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
, such as Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014). He also starred in other films, such as Spun (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Shopgirl (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Funny People (2009), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
(2013).

In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death
Bored to Death
(2009–2011), in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist
Craigslist
. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records , and was formerly the drummer of rock band Phantom Planet .

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Acting * 2.2 Music

* 3 Personal life

* 4 Filmography

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Composer

* 5 Awards * 6 References * 7 External links

EARLY LIFE

Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
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 cinematographer John Schwartzman . Many other members of Schwartzman's family are involved in film: he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
, cousin of Nicolas Cage , Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
, Roman Coppola and Christopher Coppola , and grandson of Italia Coppola (née Pennino) and Carmine Coppola . His first cousin once removed, his father Jack's first cousin, is Elliott B. Oppenheim, novelist and screenwriter.

His paternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants, while his mother is Italian American
Italian American
and Catholic . He attended Windward School in West Los Angeles
Los Angeles
.

CAREER

ACTING

Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in Wes Anderson
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 in 2003 starred in 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
Sofia Coppola
, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI
King Louis XVI
.

Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Ringo Starr in the biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story . In 2009, he appeared as Mark, a C-list television star, in Funny People . He starred in the HBO
HBO
show Bored to Death
Bored to Death
, in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist
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
Vincent van Gogh
in the Beastie Boys
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
Key & Peele
. In 2014 he played himself in the lead role of the 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
Saving Mr. Banks
. In it, he portrayed Disney songwriter Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
. Schwartzman's brother, John, served as the film's cinematographer.

MUSIC

Prior to acting, Schwartzman was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet
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 Awake Is the New Sleep
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
Bored to Death
. He has also written tracks for Smallville
Smallville
and Slackers . Schwartzman also played the drums on Phoenix 's rendition of The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
' song "Alone on Christmas Day " in 2015. The song was featured in Bill Murray's Netflix special, A Very Murray Christmas .

PERSONAL LIFE

Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is an art and design director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX in Los Angeles
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 (born 2010) and Una (born 2014).

FILMOGRAPHY

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1998 Rushmore Max Fischer

2000 Mare Bonky Enrique

2001 CQ Felix DeMarco

2001 Odessa or Bust The Young Man Short film

2002 Slackers Ethan Dulles

2002 Julius And Friends: Hole In One Julius (voice) Short film

2002 Simone Milton

2003 Spun Ross

2003 Julius And Friends: Yeti, Set, Go Julius (voice) Short film

2004 I Heart Huckabees Albert Markovski

2005 The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy Gag Halfrunt Uncredited

2005 Bewitched Ritchie

2005 Shopgirl Jeremy Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

2006 Marie Antoinette King Louis XVI
King Louis XVI

2007 Hotel Chevalier Jack Whitman Short film

2007 The Darjeeling Limited Jack Whitman Also 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) Short film

2011 Fight For Your Right Revisited Vincent van Gogh
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
Saving Mr. Banks
Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman

2014 Listen Up Philip Philip

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
M. Jean

2014 Big Eyes Ruben

2015 The Overnight Kurt

2015 7 Chinese Brothers Larry

2015 A Very Murray Christmas Elliott

2016 Dreamland Peter

2016 My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Dash (voice)

2017 Golden Exits Buddy

2017 The Polka King

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

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

2005 The X\'s Brandon (voice) Episode: "Secret Agent Manual / The Spy Who Liked Me"

2009–2011 Bored to Death
Bored to Death
Jonathan Ames 24 episodes

2013 Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Dennis Lerpiss 2 episodes

2013 Out There Benjamin Brent / Cedric (voices) 2 episode

2013 Drunk History Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
Episode: "Detroit"

2013 Key & Peele
Key & Peele
Himself Episode: "LA Vice"

2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Wears a Striped Shirt also writer and producer

2014 Tim and Eric\'s Bedtime Stories Jason Schwartzman Episode: "The Endorsement"

2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Greg 7 episodes

2015–2016 Blunt Talk Duncan Adler 7 episodes

2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Greg

COMPOSER

YEAR TITLE NOTES

2002 Orange County Song: "California"

2002 Smallville
Smallville
Song: "Lonely Day"

2002 Slackers Songs: "Oh Angela" and "Ethan's Song"

2004 Cracking Up Theme music

2006 The O.C.
The O.C.
Song: "California"

2008 Cloverfield Song: "West Coast"

2009 Bored to Death
Bored to Death
Theme music

2009 Funny People Soundtrack

2012 LOL Song: "Microphones"

AWARDS

On February 17, 2009, Schwartzman was named one of the "Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America" by GQ magazine.

REFERENCES

* ^ A B Nate Bloom. "Interfaith Celebrities: Five Beautiful Women, A Violinist and One Caveman". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ Fraser, Antonia (October 17, 2006). "Sofia\'s Choice". Vanity Fair. * ^ Barrett, Annie (2009-09-04). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
exclusive: Hear the theme song for his new HBO
HBO
show here The Music Mix EW.com". Music-mix.ew.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19. * ^ Gina DiNunno (21 August 2009). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Ties the Knot". TV Guide
TV Guide
. Retrieved 2009-08-21. * ^ Todd Gilchrist (2006-10-20). "Interview: Jason Schwartzman". Movies.ign.com . Retrieved 2011-09-19. * ^ "What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food". Farm Sanctuary. Retrieved 2012-07-17. * ^ Sarah Michaud (3 January 2011). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Welcomes Daughter Marlowe Rivers". People . Retrieved 2010-01-03. * ^ Willis, Jackie (10 June 2014). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Welcomes Baby No. 2". Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
. Retrieved 20 October 2014. * ^ "The 10 Most Stylish Men in America". New York Daily News
New York Daily News
. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-17.

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