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Paul Schneider

Biography

He played Tag Brendanawicz in Parks and Entertainment, and played Gus in the Oscar-nominated film, Lars and the true Girl. His part in Bright Celebrity garnered him a Country wide Culture of Film Critics Award for Greatest Supporting Acting professional. He produced his debut in the 3rd party film, George Washington. He regarded as himself a redneck while developing up in NEW YORK. He grew up in Asheville, NEW YORK. He was influenced to pursue actions from the 1993 film, The Piano, which starred Holly Hunter.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth March 16, 1976
Place Of Birth Asheville, NC
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Asheville High School, Carolina Day School
Nationality American
Awards National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
Nominations Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Movies Bright Star, Lars and the Real Girl, Goodbye to All That, The Babymakers, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, All the Real Girls, Water for Elephants, Café Society, The Daughter, The Family Stone, Pretty Bird, Elizabethtown, The Flowers of War, Away We Go, Hello Carter, The Beloved, George Washington, Live Free or Die, How to Lose Your Lover, Rules Don't Apply, Black-Eyed Dog, 1001 Arabian Nights, Kingpin, Straight Men, Same Bed, Security, Colorado
TV Shows Parks and Recreation, The Divide, Channel Zero, Chance
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#Fact
1Left "Parks and Recreation" after its 2nd season by mutual agreement with the show's producers (it had been clear for a while that Schneider would not return for Season 3, leading to the full-time hiring of Adam Scott and a guest-star spot for Rob Lowe who would become a show regular for several years afterwards). While Mike Schur said that Schneider would return for guest spots himself, his character not only never returned to the show but was never mentioned again by any other characters. Before Season 7, Schur confirmed Schneider would not return and Schneider also said both that he hadn't been contacted to return and had zero interest in bringing his character back in any case.
2A big fan of director Jane Campion. He says that The Piano (1993) is the film that inspired him to enrol into film school. He later worked with Campion on Bright Star (2009).
3Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety (2007).
4Graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beloved2011Henderson
Water for Elephants2011Charlie
Parks and Recreation2009-2010TV SeriesMark Brendanawicz
Away We Go2009Courtney
Bright Star2009Mr. Brown
Pretty Bird2008Beach Dog Jogger (as Otto Peotomy)
Drunk History2008TV SeriesWilliam Henry Harrison
Lars and the Real Girl2007Gus
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford2007Dick Liddil
Live Free or Die2006Jeff Lagrand
The Family Stone2005Brad Stevenson
Elizabethtown2005Jessie Baylor
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover2004Owen McCabe
Third Watch2003TV SeriesWarner Thomas Warner
Crude2003Gabe
All the Real Girls2003Paul
Security, Colorado2001Paul
George Washington2000Rico Rice
Physical Pinball1998Short
Pleasant Grove1997ShortBedford
Channel Zero2016TV SeriesMike Painter
Rules Don't Apply2016Richard Miskin
The Tunnel2016TV SeriesKoba / Artem Baturin
Café Society2016Steve
The Daughter2015Christian
Black Eyed Dog2014
The Divide2014TV SeriesClark Rylance
Goodbye to All That2014Otto Wall
Hello Carter2013Aaron
Parks and Recreation: Dammit Jerry!2012VideoMark Brendanawicz
The Newsroom2012TV SeriesBrian Brenner
The Babymakers2012Tommy Macklin
Jin ling shi san chai2011Terry

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Men/Same Bed2014Short story
Pretty Bird2008writer
All the Real Girls2003story

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Out of Mind2014performer: "Tourniquet" / writer: "Tourniquet"
Beloved2011performer: "Ici Londres", "Qui Aimes Tu?

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Men/Same Bed2014Short
Pretty Bird2008

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Men/Same Bed2014Short producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Men/Same Bed2014ShortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Lars and the Real Girl: The Real Story of...2008Video shortHimself
The Rough South of Larry Brown2002DocumentaryVoice-over / Man in 'Wild Thing' (voice)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest Actor in a Narrative FeatureGoodbye to All That (2014)
2012Emerging MasterRiverRun International Film Festival
2010NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorBright Star (2009)
2009Spotlight AwardHollywood Film Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorBright Star (2009)
2009ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceBright Star (2009)
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorBright Star (2009)
2009VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorBright Star (2009)
2008Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticPretty Bird (2008)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Original ScreenplayAll the Real Girls (2003)· David Gordon Green
2003Breakthrough AwardGotham AwardsAll the Real Girls (2003)


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#Quote
1After we did All the Real Girls (2003), some guy asked me how I was going to go to Hollywood and hang on to my indie values. "Indie values"? There's like 18 things wrong with that phrase, but I understood what he meant. If your value system is external to you, then yeah, it can be hard to hold on to. Is it hard to hold on to this glass of water through a typhoon? It absolutely is. But if your value system is in you, like lungs, like blood..
2I come from a really lovely, really smart family where the only stress was money and employment. It wasn't violence, it wasn't drink - it was money. I was a sensitive, runty, rednecky kid, and I absorbed my parents, stress about that. Now I find myself living in the epicenter of money, trying to define myself against it. I'm having a nice little swing here, but even if they come at me with a big paycheck - and they haven't, believe me - it won't fill the void that'll be created in me if I have to go out and lie to guys like you about loving a movie I'm in that I actually can't stand. That's gotta chip away at you.

#Trademark
1His characters are often compulsive womanizers
2Frequently plays devious but likeable characters

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