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Paul Andrew Schneider (born March 16, 1976) is an American film actor. He made his cinematic debut in 2000 in the independent film George Washington, directed by David Gordon Green. He has since starred in All the Real Girls, Elizabethtown, The Family Stone, and Live Free or Die. His most recent roles were in supporting roles in Lars and the Real Girl and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In 2008 he made his directorial debut with the independent film Pretty Bird. In 2009 Schneider appeared as Charles Armitage Brown in the Keats film Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics. The award was shared with Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. Schneider also has a role in Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes.
He also played William Henry Harrison in Volume 4 of Drunk History.
Schneider was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. He graduated from the North Carolina School of Arts and currently resides in Los Angeles. He was named as one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety in 2007.
|2000||George Washington||Rico Rice|
|2003||All the Real Girls||Paul|
|The Family Stone||Brad Stevenson|
|2006||Live Free or Die||Lagrand|
|2007||The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford||Dick Liddil|
|Lars and the Real Girl||Gus|
|2009||Bright Star||Charles Armitage Brown||Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActorWinner - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Away We Go||Courtney|
|2009 - 2010||Parks and Recreation||Mark Brendanawicz||Main Cast|
- Kehr, Dave (2003-02-09). "From the Pride of an Art School, a Sophomore Effort". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804EED61138F93AA35751C0A9659C8B63. Retrieved 2007-12-30.