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Jason Schwartzman on Wes Anderson

HBO's Bored To Death star Jason Schwartzman is no stranger to to the big screen (FUNNY PEOPLE, RUSHMORE) but in his latest film FANTASTIC MR. FOX, Jason ventures into his first animated role as "Ash" a teen fox looking for approval from his father, Mr. Fox played by George Clooney.                       INTERVIEW: Wes Anderson Explains His Creation Process

Wes Anderson's FANTASTIC MR. FOX is receiving rave reviews for his adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic.  Jason, a frequent star of director Wes Anderson's movies, reveals to CineMovie  the behind the scenes antics of Wes Anderson's unconventional approach in making the stop-motion animated film which included the actors munching on food and digging holes in the ground imitating their furry characters.  Watch the interview above.

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FANTASTIC MR. FOX is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop-motion techniques to tell the story of the best-selling children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach).  The film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and Jarvis Cocker.

About Jason Schwartzman:
JASON SCHWARTZMAN (Ash) made his motion picture acting debut as Max Fischer, an eccentric high school sophomore in Anderson’s RUSHMORE opposite Bill Murray in 1999, his performance garnering a nomination for Most Promising Actor from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Schwartzman reteamed with Anderson for THE DARJEELING LIMITED, which he co-wrote and starred in opposite Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson, and the short HOTEL CHEVALIER, starring with Natalie Portman.

Schwartzman’s recent credits include Judd Apatow’s FUNNY PEOPLE, starring with Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler. Other feature credits include starring as King Louis XVI in Sofia Coppola’s MARIE ANTOINETTE; SHOPGIRL, starring in a love triangle with Claire Danes and Steve Martin, who also adapted from his novel; BEWITCHED with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell; a starring role in David O. Russell’s existential comedy I ♥ HUCKABEES with Dustin Hoffman, Naomi Watts, Jude Law, and Lily Tomlin; Roman Coppola’s directorial debut, C.Q.; S1M0NE starring Al Pacino and Catharine Keener; and the ensemble comedy SLACKERS.  Schwartzman recently wrapped production in Edgar Wright’s comic book adaptation, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD opposite Michael Cera.        

Jason is currently starring in the new HBO comedy series “Bored To Death” which premiered in September.  Created by Jonathan Ames, the show also stars Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.

 

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