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Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman, October 2007
Born Jason Francesco Schwartzman
June 26, 1980 (1980-06-26) (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Musician
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Brady Cunningham (designer) 2009-

Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Hollywood films Rushmore, Spun, I ♥ Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, The Darjeeling Limited, and Funny People. He is currently in the band Coconut Records; formerly, he was a member of the rock band Phantom Planet. Schwartzman is also the star of the HBO series Bored to Death where he plays an unlicensed detective advertising himself on Craigslist.

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Early life

Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, California; the son of actress Talia Shire (née Coppola) and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. Many of his family members were involved in film; he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, cousin of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola and Christopher Coppola, and grandson of Italia Coppola (née Pennino) and Carmine Coppola. His brother is actor/musician Robert Schwartzman (vocalist for the band Rooney), and his paternal half-brother is cinematographer John Schwartzman. Schwartzman is of Italian descent on his mother's side and Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father's, and was raised without religion.[1]

Career

Schwartzman is known for his roles in the films The Darjeeling Limited, Rushmore, Shopgirl, I ♥ Huckabees, Spun, and Slackers. Prior to acting, he was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band for an acting career, he still composes music for some films. He appears in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy. He also contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI with Kirsten Dunst in the title role. He made a cameo appearance in the Judd Apatow-produced musician biopic spoof Walk Hard as Ringo Starr. In 2009, he appeared in Apatow's third directorial feature entitled Funny People, in which he played Mark, a C-list television star.

In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first CD, entitled "Nighttiming" featured a cover photo from Roman Coppola and was released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. Songs include "West Coast", "Nighttiming", and "This Old Machine". In 2009, the sophomore album "Davy" was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. The first single off of the CD was "Microphone". Additionally, he performs the musical score for Funny People and the theme song for Bored to Death.[2]

Personal life

Schwartzman married long time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is an eco-friendly fashion designer based in Los Angeles.[3] Schwartzman is a vegetarian and describes himself as "basically" a vegan due to not eating meat, dairy, or eggs.[4]

Filmography

Actor

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Rushmore Max Fischer

Lone Star Film & Television Award for Most Promising Actor
YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film
Nominated-Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated-Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated-Teen Choice Award for Film - Breakout Performance
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Himself (as Phantom Planet)
2000 Freaks and Geeks Howie Gelfand TV series
Get Real Himself (as Phantom Planet)
2001 CQ Felix DeMarco
Odessa or Bust The Young Man
Julius and Friends: Hole in One Julius
2002 Slackers Ethan Dulles
S1m0ne Milton
Spun Ross
Julius and Friends: Yeti, Set, Go Julius
2003 Just Like Mona
2004 Cracking Up Ben Baxter 6 episodes, 2004-2006
I Heart Huckabees Albert Markoyski
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Gag Halfrunt (uncredited)
Bewitched Ritchie
Shopgirl Jeremy Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
The X's Brandon 1 episode (voice)
2006 Marie Antoinette Louis XVI
2007 Hotel Chevalier Jack Whitman
The Darjeeling Limited Jack
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Ringo Starr (uncredited)
2009 The Marc Pease Experience Marc Pease
Funny People Mark Taylor Jackson
Fantastic Mr. Fox Ash (voice)
Bored to Death Jonathon Ames Series Regular(TV series)
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Gideon Gordon Graves post-production
The Adventurer's Handbook pre-production

Composer

Writer

Awards

Schwartzman won the following awards:

  • the 1999 Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Actor (for Rushmore)
  • the 1999 YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film (for Rushmore)
  • On February 17, 2009, Jason was named one of Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America by GQ magazine.[5]

He was also nominated for the following:

  • the 1999 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor (for Rushmore)

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Jason Schwartzman

Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his starring roles in Funny People, Shopgirl, Spun, Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees, Marie Antoinette, and The Darjeeling Limited, a film he also helped write. Schwartzman is currently in the band Coconut Records; formerly, he was a member of the rock band Phantom Planet.

Jason Schwartzman's group Phantom Plantet had the track "California", which became the theme song for the Fox TV series, The O.C

Phantom Planet played with the popular New York band Dopo Yume, both had song contributions to The O.C

Jason was named one of Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America by GQ magazine.[1]

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