Jason Schwartzman

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Date of Birth: June 26th 1980

Schwartzman is known for his roles in the films The Darjeeling Limited, Rushmore, Shopgirl, I Huckabees, Spun, and Slackers. Prior to acting, he was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band for an acting career, he still composes music for some films. He appears in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy. He also contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI with Kirsten Dunst in the title role. He made a cameo appearance in the Judd Apatow-produced musician biopic spoof Walk Hard as Ringo Starr. He is currently filming Apatow's third directorial feature about stand-up comics entitled Funny People, which stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. He plays Mark, a C-list television star.

In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first CD, entitled "Nighttiming" featured a cover photo from Roman Coppola and was released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. Songs include "West Coast", "Nighttiming", and "This Old Machine". In 2009, the sophomore album "Davy" was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. The first single off of the CD was "Microphone". He is additionally performing the musical score for Funny People.

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