In his more than 40-year acting career, Jeremy Piven movies has starred in both comedic and dramatic roles. He is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO series Entourage, for which he won several Emmy Awards. He has also starred in films such as Lucas, Singles, PCU, Heat, Grosse Pointe Blank, Old School, Rock N Rolla, Serendipity, Smokin’ Aces, and Runaway Jury.
He has also starred in a number of Broadway shows, including David Mamet’s first Broadway revival of ‘Speed-the-Plow’. Piven’s early stage work included stints with the Second City National Touring Company, which helped hone his comedy skills. He has a natural ability for comedy and his own unique kind of charisma that makes him perfectly suited to playing feckless characters.
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Piven’s most recent film is Last Call, in which he stars as Mick, a prodigal real estate developer who returns to his struggling Philly neighborhood with plans to build a new casino. He finds himself drawn closer to his friends and family, including childhood crush Ali (played by Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning), who accuses him of forgetting where he came from.
The film is a dramedy with a bit of heart, and it captures the ethos of a working-class neighborhood in decline that’s trying to hold on to its roots while refashioning itself for the future. It’s a soft-headed comedy-drama with the profundity and wit level of one of those joke signs you see above bars, but it’s an excellent showcase for Piven.