JASON SCHWARTZMAN made his motion picture acting debut for Wes Anderson, starring opposite Bill Murray as Max Fischer in the acclaimed comedy, “Rushmore.” His performance earned him a nomination for Most Promising Actor from the Chicago Film Critics Association, among other honors.
Since that auspicious debut, he has continued to collaborate with Anderson on “The Darjeeling Limited” (which the pair wrote with Roman Coppola); the short film “Hotel Chevalier”; his animated feature, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (for which he contributed his vocal talents); “Moonrise Kingdom” (part of Anderson’s stellar ensemble cast of Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand), which set a new record at the specialty box office over Memorial Day weekend for best limited indie debut of all time, and, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” whose eclectic cast brings back thespians Murray, Norton and Swinton, along with Willem Dafoe, Soirsae Ronin, Ralph Finnes, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Owen Wilson and Adrian Brody. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” releases Spring 2014
Last December, Schwartzman portrayed the Disney song writing legend, Richard M. Sherman, in Disney Pictures’ “Saving Mr. Banks” opposite Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell and B.J. Novak. The film portrays the making of the Disney classic, “Mary Poppins,” and has grossed over $78 million worldwide to date.
His other movie credits include Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” opposite Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill; Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”; Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” alongside Kirsten Dunst; David O. Russell’s “I Heart Huckabees”; Jonas Åkerlund’s “Spun”; Andrew Niccol’s “S1m0ne” with Al Pacino; Anand Tucker’s “Shopgirl,” adapted by Steve Martin from his own book (for which Schwartzman received a Satellite Award nomination); and Roman Coppola’s “C.Q.” He most recently reteamed with Coppola in the upcoming “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” and co-stars with Jennifer Aniston in Peter Bogdanovich’s “She’s Funny That Way.”
The Los Angeles native also starred for three seasons as Jonathan Ames on HBO’s acclaimed, Brooklyn-based series, “Bored to Death,” which also starred Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.
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