Mark completes a two episode arc on FOX’ new TV show, “The Sarah Connor Chronicles”. He plays a Chess Grandmaster – Dimitry Shipkov.
From VH1’s review of “The Hunting Party”:”… Mark Ivanir is great as UN Official Boris…”
“The Sacramento Bee”: “The Hunting Party” sparks to life whenever Mark Ivanir appears as Boris… During these moments, Shepherd achieves the absurdist tone that eludes him otherwise.
CBS’ new TV series “Cane”,premiers Tuesday 25th, 10:00 PM. Mark will recur as Dimitry Yasis in episodes 2,3,4, and 8.
“The Hunting Party” opens nationwide.
“The Hunting Party” opens in Los Angeles and in New York.
Richard Gear in an interview at the Venice Film Festival: “Mark is a wonderful, courageous actor. He brought a lot of power to his role.”
From Variety’s review of “The Hunting Party” (Director: Richard Shepherd; Actors: Richard Gere, Terrence Howard,Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ivanir, Diane Kruger, James Brolin: …”An UN peacekeeping official (Mark Ivanir) assumes the group is CIA… Ivanir leaves strong supporting impression.”
“The Hunting Party” is an official selection of the “Venice Film Festival”.
Ivanir returns from Montreal, after completing two weeks of shooting on “Get Smart” (Director: Peter Segal; Actors: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Terrence Stamp, The Rock, Ken Davitian).
Los Angeles – Principle shooting on Barry Levinson’s “What Just Happened” begins. Ivanir plays a slick Israeli producer, Johnny. The film’s ensemble cast includes: Robert Deniro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, John Turturro, Robin Wright Penn, Catherine Keener).
“The Good Shepherd” is released on DVD. The movie grossed $96,595,690 worldwide.
Mark is in New York, playing Nicolas Berezin in NBC’s “Law and Order”. [raw][/raw]
February 17th, 2007 – The ensemble cast of “The Good Shepherd” wins the “Berlin Silver Bear” award for an outstanding artistic contribution.
The international premiere of “The Good Shepherd” at The Berlin Film Festival. The film is nominated for the “Berlin Golden Bear” award.
Mark guest stars as Sergei Schevchenko on CBS’ “Close To Home”.
Mark’s performance in “The Good Shepherd” puts him on “The New York Observer” list of “…Striking male performances” for 2006.
US Weekly: “Matt Damon’s costar Mark Ivanir, 38, tells US Weekly, Damon, 34, saved his life while filming the Cold War set drama.”
“The Good Shepherd” (Director: Robert Deniro; Actors: Matt Damon, Angelina Jollie, Alec Baldwin, William Hurt, Michael Gambon, John Turturro, Mark Ivanir, Joe Pesci) is released in the USA.
On “The Charlie Rose Show” Robert Deniro, Matt Damon, and Angelina Jollie discuss and compliment Mark’s work in “The Good Shepherd”.