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Also Known As: Jason Francesco Schwartzman Died:
Born: June 26, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: musician, actor

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Despite being a part of a Hollywood legacy, actor Jason Schwartzman squarely earned his own regard as an actor with his knack for thoughtful, melancholy characters with a dry sense of humor. His unique screen presence was apparent from his debut as an oddly adult prep school student in Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" (1998). After the release of that critical darling, he would reteam repeatedly with the director, even co-scripting "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007). Schwartzman also had supporting roles in a mainstream studio films, but his sensibility leaned towards more inventive, character-driven projects like, "I (Heart) Huckabees" (2004), in which he played an idealistic young activist, and "Shopgirl" (2005), Steve Martin's novella adaptation that pitted Schwartzman as a ragtag roadie and aspiring artist against Martin as the sophisticated older man vying for the love of a woman. Schwartzman also found creative success as a musician with the indie band Phantom Planet and as a composer whose work appeared on well-known film and television soundtracks. His first outing as a television cast member was short-lived but he found more success when he was cast in the lead in HBO's "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-),...

Despite being a part of a Hollywood legacy, actor Jason Schwartzman squarely earned his own regard as an actor with his knack for thoughtful, melancholy characters with a dry sense of humor. His unique screen presence was apparent from his debut as an oddly adult prep school student in Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" (1998). After the release of that critical darling, he would reteam repeatedly with the director, even co-scripting "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007). Schwartzman also had supporting roles in a mainstream studio films, but his sensibility leaned towards more inventive, character-driven projects like, "I (Heart) Huckabees" (2004), in which he played an idealistic young activist, and "Shopgirl" (2005), Steve Martin's novella adaptation that pitted Schwartzman as a ragtag roadie and aspiring artist against Martin as the sophisticated older man vying for the love of a woman. Schwartzman also found creative success as a musician with the indie band Phantom Planet and as a composer whose work appeared on well-known film and television soundtracks. His first outing as a television cast member was short-lived but he found more success when he was cast in the lead in HBO's "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-), a quirky comedy well tailored to the actor's talent for frustrated artists with an offbeat, intellectual charm.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Jurassic World (2015)
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 Listen Up Philip (2014)
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 Big Eyes (2014)
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 Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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 Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
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1992:
Worked as a production intern in "Bed & Breakfast," produced by his father and starring his mother
1997:
Appeared in music video for rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy
1998:
Appeared on episode of ABC sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" with Phantom Planet
2001:
Appeared in Roman Coppola's feature directing debut "CQ"; film screened out of competition at Cannes
2003:
Co-starred in Joe Pantoliano's directorial debut "Just Like Mona"
2002:
Co-starred in comedy film "Slackers"
2005:
Cast opposite Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in big screen adaptation of "Bewitched"
2005:
Co-starred as struggling musician Jeremy in "Shopgirl" opposite Claire Danes and Steve Martin; adapted by Martin from his novella
2006:
Formed band Coconut Records
2007:
Co-starred with Natalie Portman in "The Darjeeling Limited" short prologue "Hotel Chevalier"
2009:
Voiced Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) son in Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
2010:
Co-starred opposite Michael Cera in comic book adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"
2012:
Cast opposite Charlie Sheen in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola
2013:
Appeared on two episodes of NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation" as the owner of an X-rated video store
2013:
Co-starred as Disney songwriter Richard Sherman in comedy-drama "Saving Mr. Banks"
2014:
Starred opposite Elisabeth Moss in romantic comedy-drama "Listen Up Philip"
2014:
Appeared in a cameo role in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
2014:
Co-starred in Tim Burton's Margaret and Walter Keane biopic "Big Eyes"
2015:
Co-starred in indie comedy-drama "The Overnight"
2015:
Starred in Bob Byington's indie comedy "7 Chinese Brothers"
2015:
Co-starred in prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"
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Education

Windward School: Los Angeles , California - 1998

Notes

"The casting director said, 'It's a story about this kid, he's eccentric, he writes plays, he's really horny and he likes older women,' and I thought, great, that sounds like me! So I gave her my number. When I got home that weekend, there was a script lying on my bed. I wasn't looking for anything, but I guess it was looking for me." --Schwartzman on being cast as Max Fischer in his film debut "Rushmore", quoted in Us, March 1999.

Schwartzman on life as an actor and a musician: "I'm 18, with four other guys, going around in a little van, with all the instruments in the back AND I'm in a movie? How much more fun could you have?" --From Us, March 1999.

"When things are going crazy, and I feel very sad, I like to take showers. I turn up the hot water and just wash away all the feelings that are saturating me. I recommend it to all the people in the USA, and even those in the rest of the world. I'll say it again people: If you feel bad, take a long, hot shower." --Schwartzman doling out advice for the masses via the Phantom Planet website (www.geffen.com/~sfarrar/index.html)

"If I wanted to continue to act, it would be a necessity to become more involved in the Hollywood world. It's a whole aesthetic. Once I figured it out, then maybe I'd like to pursue it. It's just fun for now." --Jason Schwartzman quoted in People, February 22, 1999

In the summer of 2002, Schwartman's band Phantom Planet toured with the band Incubus.

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companion:
Selma Blair. Actor. Born in June 1972; reportedly dated in early 2000; reunited in 2001.
companion:
Zooey Deschanel. Actor. Reportedly dating as of Fall 2003.

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grandfather:
Carmine Coppola. Composer, conductor. Won Oscar for contribution to "The Godfather, Part II" score.
grandmother:
Italia Coppola.
mother:
Talia Shire. Actor, director. Acted in "The Godfather" and "Rocky" films.
father:
Jack Schwartzman. Producer. Born on July 22, 1933; died of pancreatic cancer in June 1992.
uncle:
Francis Ford Coppola. Director, producer, screenwriter.
cousin:
Christopher Coppola. Director, screenwriter.
cousin:
Nicolas Cage. Actor.
cousin:
Roman Coppola. Producer, director.
half-brother:
John Schwartzman. Older; from father's first marriage.
half-sister:
Stephanie Schwartzman. Older; from father's first marriage.
half-brother:
Matthew Orlando Shire. Born c. 1975; mother, Talia Shire; father, David Shire.
brother:
Robert Schwartzman. Actor. Born on December 24, 1982.
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