The television miniseries is based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose.Schwimmer's performance was criticized; the BBC News concluded, "Part of the problem ...In Kissing a Fool, a romantic comedy, Schwimmer played Max, a dapper, smart-mouthed ladies' man.Mick La Salle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Fans of the sitcom Friends may be surprised by David Schwimmer in Kissing a Fool.In 2006, he made his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.Schwimmer made his feature film directorial debut with the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run.The following year, he made his Off-Broadway directorial debut in the 2008 production Fault Lines.
He starred in the television movie A Deadly Silence in 1989 and appeared in a number of television roles, including on L. Law, The Wonder Years, NYPD Blue, and Monty, in the early 1990s.
Schwimmer admitted to being an outsider during his time at the school, recalling, "When I was there I always felt: 'This is not me, I'm surrounded by people with a different value system.
And I just wanted to get out of California.'" Schwimmer enrolled in a drama class, where he appeared in stage productions.
He was then cast in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) as Herbert Sobel.
After the series finale of Friends in 2004, Schwimmer was cast as the title character in the 2005 drama Duane Hopwood.
His puppy dog eyes make him appear even more pitiful".