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David Schwimmer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 2 november 1966 at Flushing (USA)

David Schwimmer

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Birth name David Lawrence Schwimmer
Nationality USA
Birth 2 november 1966 (52 years) at Flushing (USA)

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer and comedian. He was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 2. He began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High School. In 1988, he graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and speech. After graduation, Schwimmer co-founded the Lookingglass Theatre Company. For much of the late 1980s, he lived in Los Angeles as a struggling, unemployed actor.
He starred in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989 and appeared in a number of television roles, including on L.A. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty, in the early 1990s. Schwimmer later gained worldwide recognition for playing Ross Geller in the sitcom Friends. His first leading film role was in The Pallbearer (1996), which was followed by roles in Kissing a Fool (1998), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Apt Pupil, and Picking Up the Pieces (2000). He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel. After the series finale of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the titular character in the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood. Other film roles include Melman in the computer animated Madagascar films, the dark comedy Big Nothing (2006), and the thriller Nothing But the Truth (2008). Schwimmer made his West End stage debut in the leading role in Some Girl(s) in 2005. In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Schwimmer made his feature film directorial debut with the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run. The following year he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production, Fault Lines.

Biography

In the early 2000s, Schwimmer dated Australian pop singer Natalie Imbruglia, Israeli actress Mili Avital, and American actress Rochelle Ovitt. In 2007, Schwimmer and British artist Zoë Buckman began a relationship. In March 2010, Schwimmer announced their engagement and married Buckman in a small private ceremony that June. On May 8, 2011, the couple had a daughter, Cleo Buckman Schwimmer.

In June 2006, Schwimmer won a US$400,000 defamation lawsuit against Aaron Tonken, a former charity fundraiser. Tonken claimed Schwimmer had demanded Rolex watches in order to appear at his own charity event, a claim that Schwimmer had denied.

Schwimmer is an active director of the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, which specializes in helping victims of date rape and child rape. He has also campaigned for legislation to ban drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB. In November 2011, he gave the Scottish charity Children 1st permission to screen his film Trust to commemorate World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence against Children.

In 2012 he rebutted two longstanding rumors: one that he appeared as a soldier on a train in Biloxi Blues (1988), saying, "No. I don't know why that's on IMDb, but I never was in that", and the other that he is related to dancer Lacey Schwimmer, saying, "No, not at all. Please set the record straight. I guess it's a natural assumption because we have the same last name, but no. I've never even met her".

Best films

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
(Actor)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
(Actor)
Men in Black (1997)
(Actor)
Madagascar (2005)
(Actor)
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
(Actor)
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tom McGrath
Tom McGrath
(6 films)
Eric Darnell
Eric Darnell
(5 films)
Conrad Vernon
Conrad Vernon
(5 films)
David Soren
David Soren
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Schwimmer (33 films)

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Actor

Penguins of Madagascar, 1h33
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Spy films, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Tom McGrath, Ben Stiller, Peter Stormare, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Jada Pinkett Smith
Rating66% 3.345323.345323.345323.345323.34532
In Antarctica, three young penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico – defy the laws of nature to save an egg the other penguins believe to be doomed. After saving it from a pack of leopard seals and accidentally setting themselves adrift on an iceberg, the egg hatches into Private.
Madly Madagascar, 22minutes
Directed by David Soren
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter
Roles Melman (voice)
Rating62% 3.1444953.1444953.1444953.1444953.144495
Valentine's Day is one of Alex's favorite holidays back in the zoo, he was practically showered with Valentines from numerous admirers, but now that he's in Africa, he's finding that Valentine's Day is not what he was used to.
John Carter, 2h13
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Viola Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Young Thark Warrior
Rating65% 3.296543.296543.296543.296543.29654
After the sudden death of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain, Carter's nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara), attends the funeral. Per Carter's instructions, the body is put in a tomb that can be unlocked only from the inside. His attorney hands Burroughs Carter's journal, which Burroughs reads in the hope of finding clues to Carter's cause of death.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 1h25
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter
Roles Melman (voice)
Rating67% 3.3965353.3965353.3965353.3965353.396535
Many days after bidding the penguins goodbye, Alex has a nightmare about himself and his friends still being stranded in Africa and finding that they have all gotten old. He then wakes up from his nightmare on his birthday and the animals present him with a miniature model of New York City made out of mud. Alex suggests to his friends and the lemurs that they should go to Monte Carlo to get the penguins and the chimpanzees and fly back to New York City, which they agree to do.
The Iceman
The Iceman (2012)
, 1h43
Directed by Ariel Vromen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Gangster films
Actors Michael Shannon, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer
Roles Josh Rosenthal
Rating68% 3.448223.448223.448223.448223.44822
In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) marries Deborah (Winona Ryder) and the couple have two daughters. However, Kuklinski keeps secrets from his family. He works dubbing pornographic films which he then supplies to a mob operated syndicate, but he tells his family that he dubs Disney cartoons. Kuklinski is also deeply troubled. The subject of brutal beatings he received as a boy from his immigrant Polish father, Kuklinski is an emotionally disturbed and intensely violent man. In one instance a man insults him after a game of pool. Kuklinski follows the man to his car and murders him by quickly slashing his throat.
Merry Madagascar, 30minutes
Directed by David Soren
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Jacobs
Roles Melman
Rating67% 3.393723.393723.393723.393723.39372
As the story begins, Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) attempt to escape Madagascar and return to New York using a hot air balloon they built, only to be thwarted by the lemur population, led by King Julien (Danny Jacobs), who mistake them for the “red night goblin” that visits every year at this time, the 24th of “Julianuary”. Immediately after that, the “red night goblin” appears and begins showering the island with coals. Evading the barrage, Alex manages to shoot it down, but the four friends discover that the “red night goblin” was, in fact, Santa Claus, it becomes clear that Santa was merely throwing coal at Julien for obviously being naughty. Unfortunately, upon meeting Santa, the group realizes the crash has left Jolly St. Nick with amnesia, unaware of his responsibilities. Julien comments around this time that he has “another hat on,” indicating the large bump on his head.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 1h29
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Melman (voice)
Rating66% 3.3469153.3469153.3469153.3469153.346915
As a cub, Alex the Lion was called Alakay and was the son of Zuba, the alpha lion. Though Zuba tries to teach Alakay to be a hunter, the cub is more interested in dancing, and is captured by poachers when Makunga, Zuba's rival, challenges Zuba to a fight for the position of alpha lion. Alakay is forced into a crate, and taken away despite Zuba's attempts to rescue him. The crate falls into the ocean where it drifts to New York. There, Alakay is renamed Alex and sent to the Central Park Zoo where he grew up, meeting Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus. Most of the events of the first film are then described through a series of news flashes.
Nothing But the Truth, 1h48
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Angela Bassett, Preston Bailey
Roles Ray Armstrong
Rating71% 3.599113.599113.599113.599113.59911
Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) is an ambitious reporter for the Capital Sun-Times. When she discovers fellow soccer mom Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) is working as a covert operative for the CIA and recently returned from Venezuela, where she was investigating an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, she confronts her and requests confirmation. Erica refuses to cooperate, but Rachel has no doubts about the veracity of the report, and her story becomes front-page news with the support of editor Bonnie Benjamin (Angela Bassett) and Avril Aaronson (Noah Wyle), who serves as the newspaper's legal counselor.
Run, Fatboy, Run, 1h40
Directed by David Schwimmer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort
Rating65% 3.2988353.2988353.2988353.2988353.298835
Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée. However, he gets cold feet and runs away on the day of the wedding. Five years later, Dennis discovers that Libby, who has their son, Jake, has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria) and realizes what he has lost. He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby and his son, he decides to run the race himself. He receives motivation from his two "coaches", Gordon (Dylan Moran), a well-meaning slacker who is Libby's cousin and Dennis' best friend, who has made a hefty bet on Dennis succeeding, and Mr. Ghosh Dastidar (Harish Patel) his landlord, who uses unorthodox methods of training, such as using a spatula to spank him. Days before the race, Whit proposes to Libby at her birthday party. Libby accepts and this puts Dennis in a state of deep depression. Meanwhile, Jake, who has formed a crush on a girl in his class, runs away angry when he discovers that she prefers another boy just because he has a ponytail. Dennis, upon being informed by a frightened Libby, tracks him down and explains to him that he will find many things he does not like in his life and he should just stand up to them and face them, rather than running away. Having made that mistake himself, he decides to race after all.
Big Nothing, 1h26
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Natascha McElhone, Jon Polito, Mimi Rogers
Roles Charlie
Rating67% 3.398863.398863.398863.398863.39886
The film is set in a small Oregon town, where a brutal serial killer nicknamed the 'Oregon undertaker' has been murdering and mutilating young women.
Madagascar
Madagascar (2005)
, 1h26
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Melman (voice)
Rating68% 3.449053.449053.449053.449053.44905
At the Central Park Zoo, Marty the zebra is celebrating his tenth birthday, but longs to see the rest of the world from outside his pampered life at the zoo, believing that he can find wide-open spaces to run around in, like in Connecticut. Marty's best friend, Alex the lion, attempts to cheer up his friend by singing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" with him. Still unsatisfied, Marty gets some tips from the zoo's penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private. The penguins are similarly trying to escape the zoo. Marty's friends — Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippopotamus — realize Marty's folly and try to follow him. The four, along with the penguins and the chimpanzees Mason and his silent friend Phil, eventually find themselves at Grand Central Station, but are quickly sedated by tranquilizer darts when Alex's attempt to communicate with humans is mistaken for aggression. The zoo, under pressure from animal-rights activists, is forced to ship the animals, by sea, to a Kenyan wildlife preserve. During their travels, the penguins escape from their enclosure and take over the ship, intent on taking it to Antarctica. Their antics on the bridge cause the crates containing Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria to fall off the boat and wash ashore on Madagascar.
Duane Hopwood, 1h24
Directed by Matt Mulhern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors David Schwimmer, Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Chance Kelly, Dick Cavett, Steve Schirripa
Roles Duane Hopwood
Rating66% 3.347743.347743.347743.347743.34774
Duane Hopwood (David Schwimmer) is a father sharing custody of his two young daughters with his ex-wife Linda (Janeane Garofalo).
Hotel
Hotel (2001)
, 1h54
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, Lucy Liu, Valentina Cervi, Burt Reynolds, George DiCenzo
Roles Jonathan Danderfine
Rating44% 2.205942.205942.205942.205942.20594
While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleazy documentary primadonna while the strange hotel staff share meals which consist of human meat. The story expands to involve a hit man, a call girl and the Hollywood producer.
Uprising
Uprising (2001)
, 2h57
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Moyer
Roles Icchak 'Antek' Cukierman
Rating72% 3.6466353.6466353.6466353.6466353.646635
Polish Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto rise up against the Nazi German army in 1943.
Love & Sex
Love & Sex (2000)
, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Famke Janssen, Jon Favreau, Noah Emmerich, Ann Magnuson, Yvonne Zima, Will Rothhaar
Roles door-to-door proselytizer (cameo)
Rating61% 3.0997853.0997853.0997853.0997853.099785
Jeune et seduisante journaliste, Kate Welles a tout, semble-t-il, pour trouver l'amour. C'est pourtant loin d'etre le cas. Lorsque sa redactrice en chef lui demande de travailler sur le sujet "quelle difference entre une histoire d'amour et une aventure torride?", Kate se penche sur sa propre vie amoureuse, cahoteuse et a la limite du desastre avec un amant francais puis un homme marie. Elle fait bientot la connaissance d'Adam, un homme spontane et brillant. Mais leur histoire d'amour prend d'etranges tournures, chacun cherchant a rendre l'autre fou de jalousie.