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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2005 with 88 to follow.
By United Press International

Elijah Wood swamped by job offers

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- "Lord of the Rings" Hobbit Elijah Wood is being swamped with acting offers now that his work on the Oscar-winning trilogy has finished.

Shenkman to co-star in 'Sight Unseen'

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Angels in America" star Ben Shenkman will join the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of "Sight Unseen," Playbill On-Line reported Wednesday.

Sarandon, Rudd to star in LaBute benefit

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Susan Sarandon and Paul Rudd will appear in a benefit performance of five new one-act Neil LaBute plays in New York next month, event organizers say.

MCC Theater plans evening of LaBute plays

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Off-Broadway's MCC Theater company is planning a benefit featuring five new one-act plays by Neil LaBute in New York City.

'Manchurian Candidate' remake on

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Liev Schreiber will join Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" at Paramount Pictures.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The sci-fi flick, "The Matrix Reloaded," won the top spot at the box office this weekend.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber arrives for the 2005 Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 5, 2005. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Defiance. Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, performing in several Broadway productions. In 2005, Schreiber won a Tony Award for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. That year, Schreiber also made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated, based on the novel of the same name.

Schreiber is in a relationship with Naomi Watts, with whom he has two children.

Schreiber was born Isaac Liev Schreiber in San Francisco, California, the son of Heather (née Milgram) and Tell Schreiber, a stage actor and director. His mother already had three sons when he was born, while his father was 22 years old, and seven years her junior. Schreiber's father, who is of Austrian, Swiss, Irish and Scottish descent, was from a blueblood and wealthy society family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania; he graduated from Hampshire College and was a wrestling and football star. Schreiber's mother, who now lives on an ashram in Virginia, was born into a Brooklyn working-class household of Jewish Communists, descended from immigrants from Poland, Ukraine and Germany. With a firm knowledge of classical music and Russian literature she has been described by Schreiber as “this far-out Socialist Labor Party hippie bohemian freak who hung out with William Burroughs.” When Heather was twelve, her own mother, Liev's grandmother, was lobotomized. His mother says she named him after her favorite Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, while his father claims that Schreiber was named after the doctor who saved his mother's life. His family nickname, adopted when Schreiber was a baby, is "Huggy."

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