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Jason Schwartzman On NPR's "Fresh Air"

First Posted: 10/21/10 10:33 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

Jason Schwartzman


Actor Jason Schwartzman was on NPR's Fresh Air yesterday to discuss his role in Bored To Death, the wacky HBO detective comedy set in Brooklyn.

In it, Schwartzman plays a Jonathan Ames, a novelist who, out of heart break and boredom, decides to play a Craigslist private detective with buddies Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson. The three men go on to drink a lot of wine, smoke a lot of pot, and haphazardly solve cases.

Schwartzman discusses his Hollywood childhood, his mother Talia Shire, cobbling together the noir-ish themesong for Bored To Death, and meeting Wes Anderson.

We talked for almost 20 minutes about a band called Weezer, about an album called Pinkerton. Then we talked about my shoes and where I got them. He was not what I was expecting when I walked into the room."
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