Quote: "The chess didn’t intimidate me as much as the Russian. I guess (director) Ed (Zwick) had it in his head that I spoke Russian fluently because of my work in Defiance. Acting in another language is a very strange feeling. Trying not to think like an American is very difficult." Actor Liev Schreiber on portraying chess ace Boris Spassky in new film Pawn Sacrifice.
Quote: "The other day I asked them if they could jump across the pool and get to the other side and I said I would do it first... and I went across and I smashed my fingers and I think I broke two fingers - and they were laughing hysterically." Actor Liev Schreiber loves to play the fool at home with his kids.
Fact: Pregnant Isla Fisher celebrated her 39th birthday by taking a cooking class in Los Angeles with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen and celebrity pals Courteney Cox, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. The Australian actress marked her big day on Tuesday (03Feb15).
Fact: X-Men Origins: Wolverine villain Liev Schreiber is to host and narrate an upcoming U.S. Tv comic-book history programme, titled Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. The three-part Pbs docuseries will debut in October (13).
Quote: "I have a whiny baritone and Dustin is a whiny baritone; I sound like Dustin, and I think that's probably why they asked me to do the Kennedy Center Honors... Dustin's probably had a string of bad luck in the past couple of years and they couldn't get whoever they probably wanted to get, and they said, 'What about that guy?'" Liev Schreiber on why he was asked to pay tribute to Dustin Hoffman last year (12).
Fact: Al Pacino, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Courtney Love and Matt Dillon were among the stars who turned out to celebrate actor/moviemaker Fisher Stevens' birthday on Tuesday (27Nov12). The group joined the Short Circuit star for dinner at Pravda restaurant in New York City.
Fact: Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Mandy Patinkin helped celebrate the re-opening of New York City's historical Public Theatre during a special bash at the venue on Monday (01Oct12). The site, which has been closed since 2008 for upgrades and restorations, has a special place in Homeland star Patinkin's heart - he met his wife Kathryn Grody there over three decades ago.
Quote: "We spoke on the phone for several weeks and emailed and then I made up some excuse to come to New York and the rest is history." Naomi Watts reveals how she wooed her now-husband Liev Schreiber.
Quote: "Bath time's pretty great - it's fun to take a bath with your kids. I'd like to get Sasha to stop turning the cold water on (though)!" Actor Liev Schreiber loves bonding with his two young sons in the bathtub.
Quote: "I had to get rid of it for the kids. I have a scooter now." Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber has had to trade in his powerful motorcycle for a more road-friendly vehicle.
Quote: "One day we had all the kids on-set at this abandoned airport factory. I remember all the kids running around having these squirt-gun fights. We were like, 'Oh, you're doing time-outs.' And, 'Yeah, that's probably just teething.'" Actor and father-of-two Liev Schreiber traded parenting tips with his SALT co-star Angelina Jolie while shooting the new action movie.
Quote: "My own family doesn't recognise me. The thing is in voiceovers you're not meant to sound like you're from anywhere. I'm from New York, I have a New York accent so I kinda get rid of that. So my mum would call me up about a show she saw and I'd be like, 'Yeah mum, I narrated that.' (She'd say), 'That was you?!'" Liev Schreiber disguises his accent so well when he narrates documentaries, his own family can't believe it's him.
Quote: "Ninety-three per cent of actors in the (actors) union are unemployed. With those odds, I figured, what does no one out there want to do - so I did the classics." Liev Schreiber on why he tackles classical theatre roles.
Quote: "I come from a background where work seemed like a good option. But when I met LIEV, things changed. I realised what having a family meant." Naomi Watts credits her partner Liev Schreiber with changing her outlook on life.
Quote: "Our kids are endlessly fascinating and soon they're going to have problems. Now they're innocent little beings, but soon they'll be all changed." Naomi Watts is looking forward to the challenge of seeing her two sons with Liev Schreiber grow up.
Quote: "I am convinced that the source of all my paparazzi angst is my son, Sasha. Somehow, against my will, he has become this kind of super pseudo-celebrity. If I go out with him, I'm screwed." Liev Schreiber insists his 23-month-old son with longtime partner, actress Naomi Watts, is a magnet for unwanted attention.
Quote: "(The) biggest change is less sleep, plus more play, which wasn't really part of our lives before because of work. If you'd asked five years ago, would I willingly uproot my life for some small human being who just wanted to play in sand on a beach, I'd have said, 'You're out of your mind.'" Liev Schreiber on his biggest challenge as a father to his two sons, 23-month-old Alexander 'Sasha' and six-month-old Samuel.
Quote: "How would you like being a young actor walking into a casting agent and the first thing they say is, 'Leave!'" Actor Liev Schreiber on the way people mispronounced his name before he became a star.
Fact: Liev Schreiber is in talks to join Angelina Jolie in spy thriller SALT. The film's title has been shortened from EDWINA SALT, but it began as a vehicle for Tom Cruise, called EDWIN A. SALT. Jolie will play the title character, a CIA officer whos accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy. Filming begins in New York next month (Mar09), according to Moviehole.net.
Quote: "I cannot remember anything. I call it lactose lobotomy. I have officially lost half my brain." Actress Naomi Watts is feeling forgetful since giving up coffee to breastfeed her second son, SAMUEL, with actor partner Liev Schreiber.
Quote: "It's the most fun you can have legally." Actor Liev Schreiber enjoys theatre acting the most.
Quote: "I come off as psychotic. I'm misrepresented as a scary person. I'm not. It's all about my size and my eyebrows." Actor Liev Schreiber has little luck on dates.
Fact: Actor Liev Schreiber won a Tony Award last year (05) for his performance in Glengarry Glen Ross and his brother, PABLO, is nominated for a Tony this year (06) for his performance in Awake And Sing!