The film actor spends his nights on stage in ''Glengarry Glen Ross''

By EW Staff
June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Age 37

Mustworthiness Among the nation’s finest Shakespearean thesps, Schreiber (last seen on screen in The Manchurian Candidate) now juggles nights performing in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross — he’s a Tony winner for playing Chicago sales shark Ricky Roma — and days editing his film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Multitasking ”We started talking about [Glengarry] when I was in Prague [shooting Everything]. I assumed I’d be done with the film much sooner. I wasn’t envisioning these full days in the cutting room. For a while, I thought it was a stupid decision to take the play. In retrospect, I’m glad I did.”

For the Tony or the Cussing? ”The play is full of so much profanity it’s actually a great vent for the frustrations of editing.”

Next Sleep. ”Man, am I gonna sleep. It’ll be the first recorded case of human hibernation.”