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Liev Schreiber

Actor

Born: 4 October 1967 (?)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Best known as: Sabretooth in the X-Men Wolverine movie

Name at birth: Isaac Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber is a tall, slightly baby-faced actor of stage and screen, recognized by moviegoers as Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, starring Hugh Jackman). A Yale School of Drama grad, he has spent as much time on stage as he has on movie screens. He won a Tony Award in 2005 as best featured actor in a play, for his role in the revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. He also won critical acclaim (and a Tony nomination) as the star of the 2007 Broadway revival of the play Talk Radio, and appeared with Scarlet Johansson in the 2010 production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. He made his breakthrough in the movies as Cotton Weary in the Scream series of horror films (1996-2000), and has since proven himself as a reliable dramatic lead and supporting player. His other films include Big Night (1996, starring Stanley Tucci), Sphere (1998, starring Dustin Hoffman), The Sum of All Fears (2002, starring Morgan Freeman), the horror remake The Omen (2006, with Schreiber in the Gregory Peck role from the 1976 original), the thriller remake The Manchurian Candidate (2008, with Meryl Streep) and the World War II drama Defiance (2009, starring Daniel Craig).

Extra credit: Schreiber and actress Naomi Watts have a son, Alexander Schreiber, born in July of 2007.

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