Liev Schreiber

Biography: Raised on New York City's Lower East Side, at times in a squat, Schreiber managed to pull himself out of poverty and earned a heady degree in Semiotics from Hampshire College; he later went on to study acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at Yale University. He landed his first professional acting job in the United Kingdom (at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival) before he began appearing on stage and screen stateside, quickly establishing himself as a versatile character actor able to tackle everything from Shakespeare to slasher flicks. Initially he gained exposure in a string of supporting roles, often as the guy who doesn't get the girl, in myriad indies (Walking and Talking, Party Girl). But he hit the mainstream as an oddball falsely accused of murder in the smash Scream horror franchise. He continued to embody diverse characters, alternating effortlessly between theater and film, and earned an Emmy nod for his deft portrayal of Orson Welles in the TV-movie RKORaised on New York City's Lower East Side, at times in a squat, Schreiber managed to pull himself out of poverty and earned a heady degree in Semiotics from Hampshire College; he later went on to study acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at Yale University. He landed his first professional acting job in the United Kingdom (at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival) before he began appearing on stage and screen stateside, quickly establishing himself as a versatile character actor able to tackle everything from Shakespeare to slasher flicks. Initially he gained exposure in a string of supporting roles, often as the guy who doesn't get the girl, in myriad indies (Walking and Talking, Party Girl). But he hit the mainstream as an oddball falsely accused of murder in the smash Scream horror franchise. He continued to embody diverse characters, alternating effortlessly between theater and film, and earned an Emmy nod for his deft portrayal of Orson Welles in the TV-movie RKO 281. He continued to play the other man in films, although off screen he was linked to a number of beauties, including Kristin Davis and Naomi Watts. In 2004, his career kicked into overdrive when he portrayed the title character in the remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Instead of making a play to be Hollywood's next leading man, he returned to his stage roots in 2005 and won a Tony in the lauded revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, and also made his debut as a film director and screenwriter with the indie Everything Is Illuminated. Always up for new challenges, he played the role of the comic-book supervillain Sabertooth in the 2009 summer blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In addition to his acting, Schreiber also has a lucrative career narrating documentaries and commercials. Expand

Liev Schreiber's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 93 Spotlight
Lowest Metascore: 14 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 53
  2. Negative: 9 out of 53
53 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
76 King Richard Nov 19, 2021 Paul Cohen 6.8
74 The French Dispatch Oct 22, 2021 Cast / Talk Show Host / Talk Show Host 7.1
38 A Rainy Day in New York Oct 9, 2020 Roland Pollard 7.7
51 Human Capital Mar 20, 2020 Producer / Drew 6.3
87 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Dec 14, 2018 Cast / Wilson Fisk / Principal Cast / The Kingpin 8.7
82 Isle of Dogs Mar 23, 2018 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Spots / Spots tbd
39 My Little Pony: The Movie Oct 6, 2017 Cast / Cast / The Storm King / The Storm King / The Storm King / The Storm King tbd
48 Goon: Last of the Enforcers Sep 1, 2017 Ross Rhea / Ross Rhea 5.4
68 Chuck May 5, 2017 Producer / Written By / Chuck Wepner 6.9
65 Finding Babel Oct 28, 2016 Isaac Babel tbd
33 The 5th Wave Jan 22, 2016 Colonel Vosch 5.3
93 Spotlight Nov 6, 2015 Marty Baron / Marty Baron 8.1
65 Pawn Sacrifice Sep 16, 2015 Boris Spassky / Boris Spassky 7.4
tbd Unity Aug 12, 2015 Narrator 6.8
58 Fading Gigolo Apr 18, 2014 Dovi 5.9
68 Noah Mar 28, 2014 Cast 5.4
46 The Last Days on Mars Dec 6, 2013 Vincent / Vincent / Vincent Campbell / Vincent Campbell / Vincent Campbell / Vincent Campbell 7.5
31 A Perfect Man Nov 1, 2013 James tbd
57 Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve Sep 6, 2013 Narrator tbd
65 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Lyndon B. Johnson / Lyndon B. Johnson 6.8
54 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Apr 26, 2013 Bobby / Bobby / Bobby / Bobby / Bobby Lincoln / Bobby Lincoln 6.6
42 Mental Mar 29, 2013 Trevor Blundell / Trevor Blundell tbd
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Cast 3.1
64 Goon Mar 30, 2012 Ross Rhea / Ross Rhea 7.2
48 Every Day Jan 14, 2011 Ned 6.2
65 Salt Jul 23, 2010 Ted Winter / Ted Winter / Winter / Winter 5.8
32 Repo Men Mar 19, 2010 Frank 5.9
40 X-Men Origins: Wolverine May 1, 2009 Victor Creed 5.3
58 Defiance Dec 31, 2008 Zus Bielski / Zus Bielski tbd
69 Operation Filmmaker Jun 4, 2008 Himself / Himself tbd