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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Isaac Liev Schreiber (Template:IPAc-en; born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, Ransom (1996), Phantoms (1998), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Omen (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009), Salt (2010), Goon (2011), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), and Spotlight (2015).

Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions. In 2005, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. That year, he made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated (2005), based on the novel of the same name. Schreiber has had further success in the television world, notably portraying the eponymous protagonist of the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan (2013–present); the role has earned him five Golden Globe Award nominations and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also narrates the HBO series 24/7, as well as various PBS programs.



Year Film Role Director Notes
1994 Mixed Nuts Chris Nora Ephron
1995 Denise Calls Up Jerry Heckerman Hal Salwen
1995 Mad Love Salesman Antonia Bird
1995 Party Girl Nigel Daisy von Scherler Mayer
1996 The Daytrippers Carl Petrovic Greg Mottola
1996 Walking and Talking Andrew Nicole Holofcener
1996 Big Night Leo Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci
1996 Scream Cotton Weary Wes Craven Cameo
1996 Ransom Clark Barnes Ron Howard
1997 His and Hers Glenn Hal Salwen
1997 Scream 2 Cotton Weary Wes Craven
1998 Phantoms Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle Joe Chappelle
1998 Sphere Ted Fielding Barry Levinson
1998 Twilight Jeff Willis Robert Benton
1998 Desert Blue Mickey Moonday Morgan J. Freeman Voice
1999 A Walk on the Moon Marty Kantrowitz Tony Goldwyn
1999 Jakob the Liar Mischa Peter Kassovitz
1999 The Hurricane Sam Chaiton Norman Jewison
1999 Spring Forward Paul Tom Gilroy
2000 Hamlet Laertes Michael Almereyda
2000 Scream 3 Cotton Weary Wes Craven
2001 Kate & Leopold Stuart Besser James Mangold
2002 The Sum of All Fears John Clark Phil Alden Robinson
2003 Spinning Boris Joe Shumate Roger Spottiswoode
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw Jonathan Demme
2006 The Omen Robert Thorn John Moore
2006 The Painted Veil Charles Townsend John Curran
2007 Chicago 10 William Kunstler Brett Morgen Voice
2007 The Ten Ray Johnson David Wain
2007 Love in the Time of Cholera Lotario Thurgot Mike Newell
2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Narrator Sean MacLeod Phillips
2008 Defiance Zus Bielski Edward Zwick
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Victor Creed / Sabretooth Gavin Hood
2009 Taking Woodstock Vilma Ang Lee
2009 Every Day Ned Richard Levine
2010 America: The Story of Us Narrator
2010 Repo Men Frank Miguel Sapochnik
2010 Salt Theodore "Ted" Winters Phillip Noyce
2011 Goon Ross "The Boss" Rhea Michael Dowse
2012 Mental Trevor Blundell P.J. Hogan
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Bobby Lincoln Mira Nair
2013 Movie 43 Robert Will Graham Segment: "Homeschooled"
2013 The Last Days on Mars Vincent Campbell Ruairí Robinson
2013 The Butler Lyndon B. Johnson Lee Daniels
2013 A Perfect Man James Kees Van Oostrum
2013 Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve Narrator Jim Bruce
2013 Fading Gigolo Dovi John Turturro
2014 Pawn Sacrifice Boris Spassky Edward Zwick
2015 Unity Narrator Shaun Monson Documentary
2015 Spotlight Martin Baron Tom McCarthy
2015 Creed HBO 24/7 Narrator Ryan Coogler Voice
2016 The 5th Wave Colonel Vosch J Blakeson
2016 Chuck Chuck Wepner Philippe Falardeau Also producer
2017 Goon: Last of the Enforcers Ross "The Boss" Rhea Jay Baruchel
2017 My Little Pony: The Movie The Storm King Jayson Thiessen Voice
2018 Isle of Dogs Spots Wes Anderson Voice
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsey and Bob Persichetti Voice; In-production
2018 A Rainy Day in New York Woody Allen Post-production

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