Remember Robert Schwartzman From The Princess Diaries? He’s Coming to SXSW!
March 5, 2023 |
By Dani Dudek
Robert Schwartzman

Remember the guy who made Mia’s foot pop at the end of The Princess Diaries? Well, the actor’s name is Robert Schwartzman and he’s coming to SXSW!

Schwartzman is no stranger to the entertainment scene as he belongs to one of the most famous families in Hollywood. His uncle is Francis Ford Coppola and that makes Sophia Coppola his cousin. Nic Cage is a cousin too. And you probably know his brother as well. Big bro Jason Schwartzman starred in UT grad Wes Anderson’s film Rushmore among many other well-known projects.

But we’re not here to talk about them!

Here’s Why Robert Schwartzman is coming to SXSW 2023

In their first ever feature documentary nearly 60 years after they met as teenagers, The Zombies are sharing their story in a film called Hung Up On A Dream. It’s directed by, you guessed it, Robert Schwartzman! Throughout the film, the band looks back on their journey, where true friendship led them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Schwartzman is no stranger to SXSW and Austin, where he’s made many stops while touring with his own band Rooney. So, we asked him to tackle our tough Texas This or That questions.

Tacos or BBQ?

Very tough, but I’m born and raised Los Angeles so tacos.

Queso or Guac?


Texas beer (like shiner or Lonestar) or Texas booze (Tito’s)?


Beyoncé or Lizzo?

Both great. Beyoncé.

George Strait or Willie Nelson?

Both great. Willie.

Leon Bridges or Gary Clark Jr?

Both great. I choose both.

Matthew McConaughey or Tommy Lee Jones?

Tommy in The Fugitive, next level. Matthew in Dazed and Confused, next level. Why do you ask such hard questions!? 


SXSW Screenings Dates for Hung Up On A Dream:

  • World Premiere: Sunday, March 12 at 5:30pm (ZACH Theater)
  • Second Screening: Friday, March 17 at 2:15pm (ZACH Theater)

Curious about other celebs that will be at SXSW 2023? Check out our massive list!

Featured photo via Robert Schwartzman’s Instagram.

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