Duplication of Trial Recordings
& Senior Archival Researcher
Widely considered one of the finest actors of his generation, Liev Schreiber's repertoire of resonant, humanistic and offen gritty portrayals has garnered the actor the strongest praise in film, theatre and television.
His most recent choices only continue this path. Schreiber gave an unforgettable performance in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, as the transvestite security guard, Vilma. Before that, he starred opposite Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell in Defiance, a World War II-era drama directed by Edward Zwick. The three actors star as Jewish brothers who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland to the forests of Belarus to join the resistance and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger. Schreiber starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Victor Creed, the beastly nemesis of Wolverine, a role revisited by Hugh Jackman. In this prequel to the hit X-Men trilogy, Jackman's Wolverine is keen on seeking revenge against Creed (who is secretly the mutant Sabretooth) for killing his love. With a screenplay by David Benioff, Wolverine was directed by Gavin Hood.
Showing his versatility in period adaptations, he appeared in Mike Newell's Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), alongside Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem, and in The Painted Veil (2006), with Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. Schreiber has also starred alongside Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington in The Manchurian Candidate, with Julia Stiles in The Omen, with Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears, and with Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold.
Utilizing his theatre and Shakespearean background, Schreiber starred as Laertes in Hamlet, across from Ethan Hawke. Schreiber also starred in The Hurricane, the acclaimed biopic starring Denzel Washington, as well as opposite Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen in A Walk on the Moon.
Schreiber is an accomplished stage actor. His portrayal of Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross earned Schreiber a Tony Award. In the summer of 2006, Schreiber returned to the stage in the Public Theater's production of Macbeth opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moises Kaufman, which was performed at the the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In early 2007, Schreiber returned to Broadway to star in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, which opened at the Longacre Theater. Schreiber was nominated for his second Tony for his portrayal of radio host Barry Champlain.
Schreiber has put his deft technique to work in television, making a name for himself with his portrayal of Orson Welles in RKO 281, and in the emotional Lackawanna Blues, both for HBO.
Schreiber's expressive voice is showcased in his voiceover and narration work for prominent pieces on HBO and PBS. One of America's foremost narrators, Schreiber has lent his voice to sports documentaries such as Mantle, :03 Seconds to Gold, and A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers, as well as the PBS documentary series NOVA and Nature.
In 2005, Schreiber made his directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel of the same name. Prior to publication of the novel, Schreiber read an excerpt in The New Yorker, secured the rights himself, wrote the screenplay and subsequently brought the project to Warner. The film, starring Elijah Wood, was recognized by the 2006 National Film Board as one of the top ten films of the year.