Jason Schwartzman

​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 Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, The Darjeeling Limited, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He is currently in the band Coconut Records; formerly, he was the drummer of the rock band Phantom Planet. Schwartzman is also the star of the HBO series Bored to Death, where he plays a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed detective advertising himself on Craigslist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Schwartzman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

BeautifulEmotionalWhimsicalUplifting

Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lee Hancock
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Tom Hanks  •  Colin Farrell  •  Paul Giamatti

S1m0ne (2002)

FantasticalFast pacedSlow movingBrilliant

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

Rushmore (1998)

CleverWhimsicalBrilliantDramatic

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Chris Evans

As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Michael Cera  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Chris Evans

Bewitched (2005)

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Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Michael Caine

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Michael Caine

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

Marie Antoinette (2006)

BeautifulDramaticWhimsical

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn

Shopgirl (2005)

RomanticCharming

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson

Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous Ray, and her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Claire Danes  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bridgette Wilson

Slackers (2002)

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dewey Nicks
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Devon Sawa  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Jaime King

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dewey Nicks
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Devon Sawa  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Jaime King

Spun (2002)

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Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Brittany Murphy  •  John Leguizamo

Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Brittany Murphy  •  John Leguizamo

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

CQ (2001)

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Jeremy Davies  •  Angela Lindvall  •  Élodie Bouchez  •  Gérard Depardieu

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Jeremy Davies  •  Angela Lindvall  •  Élodie Bouchez  •  Gérard Depardieu

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys from the future. The story begins where the video for "Fight for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Yauch
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Danny McBride  •  Seth Rogen  •  Susan Sarandon

Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys from the future. The story begins where the video for "Fight for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Yauch
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Danny McBride  •  Seth Rogen  •  Susan Sarandon

Listen Up Philip (2014)

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Ross Perry
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Elisabeth Moss  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Krysten Ritter

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Ross Perry
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Elisabeth Moss  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Krysten Ritter

Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

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Taking place in 1955 in Italy, “Castello Cavalcanti” follows Jason Schwartzman as race car driver Jed Cavalcanti who suffers a mishap during the Molte Miglia rally and finds himself in a small town with a few familial surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Giada Colagrande  •  Igino Angelini  •  Teodorico Arbore

Taking place in 1955 in Italy, “Castello Cavalcanti” follows Jason Schwartzman as race car driver Jed Cavalcanti who suffers a mishap during the Molte Miglia rally and finds himself in a small town with a few familial surprises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Giada Colagrande  •  Igino Angelini  •  Teodorico Arbore

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Tony Revolori  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Mathieu Amalric

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)

Charles Swan III, a successful graphic designer, has it all: fame, money and devilish charm that have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. But when a perplexing beauty named Ivana suddenly ends their relationship, Charles is left heartbroken. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Katheryn Winnick

Charles Swan III, a successful graphic designer, has it all: fame, money and devilish charm that have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. But when a perplexing beauty named Ivana suddenly ends their relationship, Charles is left heartbroken. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Katheryn Winnick

Ben Lee: Catch My Disease (2012)

Charming, intelligent and iconoclastic, Ben Lee is an Australian singer-songwriter whose creative growth since his early adolescence has undergone almost relentless media scrutiny. This is a playful yet deeply intimate portrait of Lee, exploring his meteoric rise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amiel Courtin-Wilson
CAST:  Ben Lee  •  Anita Caplan  •  Suzie Q. Chamberlain  •  Claire Danes

Charming, intelligent and iconoclastic, Ben Lee is an Australian singer-songwriter whose creative growth since his early adolescence has undergone almost relentless media scrutiny. This is a playful yet deeply intimate portrait of Lee, exploring his meteoric rise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amiel Courtin-Wilson
CAST:  Ben Lee  •  Anita Caplan  •  Suzie Q. Chamberlain  •  Claire Danes
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