Jason Bateman
American actor
Jason Bateman
Jason Kent Bateman is an American television and film actor. After appearing in several 1980s and 1990s sitcoms, including It's Your Move, and The Hogan Family, Bateman came to prominence in the early 2000s for playing Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, for which he won a TV Land, a Golden Globe, and two Satellite Awards.
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Random Flicks Worth Checking Out This Week
Huffington Post - about 2 months
***PLEASE POST IN HUFFINGTON POST CANADA. THANKS!!*** What we've got here is a list of good and bad blockbusters, MOWs, B-movies, and everything in between. And they're decidedly, unabashedly random. Why not roll the dice this week? Casino Royale Where to find it: Hulu The cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright The synopsis: "Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale." Think of Casino Royale as the Batman Begins of the James Bond franchise. Producers finally decided to strip away the gloss, the gadgets, and the myriad catch-phrases. End result: a badass Bond who's seriously cool to watch. Best of all, he's not annoyingly superhuman like other Bonds I could name (I'm looking at you, Roger Moore). So anyway, this is the James Bond movie that started it all! Even though, you know, it only came out a few years ago. Hey, ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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Jason Bateman Talks About Directing 'The Family Fang'
ABC News - 10 months
Jason Bateman is directing and starring in the new comedy-drama
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Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken bring bite to their roles in 'The Family Fang'
LATimes - 10 months
Based on the popular 2011 novel of the same name by Kevin Wilson, “The Family Fang” has been adapted for the screen by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jason Bateman, claiming its own surprising territory with a tone that is by turns darkly comic and bleakly morose. The story grapples with...
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Snapshot: Q. and A. With Jason Bateman: A True Child of Hollywood
NYTimes - 10 months
Mr. Bateman, who is directing a new movie, “The Family Fang,” discusses performance art, being a child actor, “Arrested Development” and more.
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Cast wraps up filming 'Office Christmas Party' in Chicago
Chicago Times - 11 months
Get ready to say goodbye to Christmas for the second time in four months as filming wraps up in Chicago for "Office Christmas Party," a movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Filming, which began last week in the city, is set to move to late nights, without the cast, on Wednesday and...
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Jason Bateman on ‘Zootopia,’ Directing and Taking Kids to the Movies
Wall Street Journal - 12 months
The actor talks about what it takes to do the voice for a leading character in a Disney animated film.
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Shakira shines at Zootopia premiere
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Stars Jason Bateman and Shakira attend the premiere of the new Disney animated comedy "Zootopia". Edward Baran reports.
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So Little Time, So Many Possibilities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it. Should a creative person take it in one direction? Two directions? Three or four or more? Should an artist present a brilliant idea to trusted collaborators who can join in on bringing it to fruition? Or should an individual recognize that a seemingly brilliant idea might be more than s/he can handle? These are important questions to ask. While many in the arts stress that one learns the most through one's failures, two recent artistic mishaps drew lots of attention. Produced by the African Community Theatre under Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies, a recent production of The Mountaintop (a controversial play by Katori Hall) featured two actors alte ...
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Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric Season Of 'Arrested Development'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the plug on the criminally low-rated sitcom. Where were you then, America?! But the fourth season of the cult series -- the first on the streaming service -- provoked a mixed response, due largely to its frustrating narrative structure. Each episode centered around a single character, severely decreasing the amount of big family scenes, which remain some of the strongest in the series' history. (The chicken dance, anyone?) We sat down recently with actor Tony Hale, who plays Byron "Buster" Bluth, the baby of the Bluth family, to discuss what's in store for the series fifth season, his all-time favorite Buster scene and how the Bluths will be more united than ever.   Once described as "odd and alienating" in our all-time favorite episode, "Public Relations," Buster quickly made his mark, participating in some of the series' most me ...
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In Disney's New 'Zootopia' Trailer, A Bunny Has To Prove Her Worth
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Sir, I'm not just some token bunny," newly minted police officer (and rabbit) Judy Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, explains to her superior. She's just received the dubious assignment of "parking duty" as the only tiny animal among a force of big, tough guys.  It's just another day in "Zootopia," Disney's upcoming animated film where foxes, sloths, pigs and their ilk intermingle (and wear clothes) in a giant animal metropolis. Hopps agrees to take a case in order to prove herself to her new colleagues, and eventually enlists Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a tie-clad fox who, at first glance, is just as skeptical as everyone else. After Hopps tries to place him under arrest, he jeers, "For what, hurting your feewings?"  If this trailer is any indication, the film will be full of clever nods to the characters' animalistic tendencies -- from hamsters in suits nibbling on ice pops, an elegant panther licking its own leg and a Department of Motor Vehicles office staff ...
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Jason Bateman throws Kermit under the bus
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
“What You Missed”: Jason Bateman guest starred on “The Muppets” where he bumped into Kermit at a spa retreat. Bateman hit Kermit up for some cheap costumes for his kid’s elementary school production. When Kermit got in trouble for helping Jason, the “Horrible Bosses” star threw the frog under the bus. You can tweet our
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QUIZ: Can You Match These Movies To What My Mom Calls Them?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Mom Titles: 1. The Last Hotel 2. A Cousin And Her Sister 3. Marley And...Somebody 4. The One With The Guy Who Has A Sister 5. Mad Men 6. The Other Guy With A Sister. We Love The Sister 7. Jordan Who Never Leaves The Basement 8. Tiny Houses, Which Totally Reminds Me Of You 9. Annie Ha 10. Melissa McCarthy! She is SO Funny! 11. He Was So Talented, That's So Sad Real Titles: A. Jeff, Who Lives At Home B. Mad Men* C. Spy D. Frances Ha E. (Anything with John Cusack) F. Tiny Furniture G. Your Sister's Sister H. Marley And Me I. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel J. (Anything with Philip Seymour Hoffman) K. (Anything starring Jason Bateman) *She knows the name but I think she thinks it's a movie? She's always surprised when it isn't nominated for any Oscars. ANSWER KEY: (1, I) (2, G) (3, H) (4, K) (5, B) (6, E) (7, A) (8, F) (9, D) (10, C) (11, J) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used ...
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Film Trailer: 'The Gift'
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
Watch the trailer for the film "The Gift," starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Bateman
  • 2016
    Age 47
    Bateman provided the voice of Nick Wilde, a fox con man, in the 2016 Disney animated feature Zootopia.
    More Details Hide Details In 1987, Bateman won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Throughout the 1990s, he struggled with an addiction to alcohol and drugs; he stated in a 2009 interview that "I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well," and that "it was like Risky Business for ten years".
    There were rumours and talks of a season 5 being underway but Bateman confirmed that there aren't any solid plans yet in March 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the same month, Will Arnett said everyone is willing to go for another season but there have been problems with Bateman's schedule. Bateman features in the video for Mumford and Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer".
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, Bateman headlined Joel Edgerton's thriller film The Gift, opposite Rebecca Hall and Edgerton.
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  • 2014
    Age 45
    He also narrated the 2014 documentary Pump.
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  • 2013
    Age 44
    In 2013, Bateman made his directorial debut with Bad Words, in which he also starred.
    More Details Hide Details He also directed and starred in an adaptation of The Family Fang.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    He made a dramatic turn in 2012 with the thriller film Disconnect, and starred in the 2013 comedy film Identity Thief and the 2014 comedies This Is Where I Leave You and Horrible Bosses 2.
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    In March 2012, Mansome, Bateman's first executive producer credit with Will Arnett, was announced as a Spotlight selection for the Tribeca Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details The documentary, directed by Morgan Spurlock, is a comedic look at male identity as it is defined through men's grooming habits, featuring celebrity and expert commentary.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    In 2011, he played the role of Special Agent Zoil in the comedy Paul, and starred in Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    In 2010, he starred in The Switch, a romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    Bateman's 2009 films included Extract, written and directed by Mike Judge, and Couples Retreat, reuniting with Vaughn in a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort (Kristen Bell played his wife).
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  • 2008
    Age 39
    In 2008, he co-starred with Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the superhero film Hancock.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    In 2007, he played former lawyer Rupert "Rip" Reed alongside Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces, and also starred in The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and Juno.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    He reunited with Vaughn in 2006's The Break-Up.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    In 2004, Bateman appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as ESPN 8 ("The Ocho") commentator Pepper Brooks, and in Starsky & Hutch as Kevin, Vince Vaughn's business partner.
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    Bateman performed commentary on the 2004 Democratic National Convention for The Majority Report with Arrested Development co-star David Cross, and hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, he appeared as a guest star on the Scrubs episode "My Big Bird" as Mr. Sutton, a garbage man with a flock of vicious ostriches as pets. In 2009, Bateman became a regular voice actor for the short-lived Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up. He voiced Larry Littlejunk, the gym teacher and only staff member that can teach. In 2010, Bateman and Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett created "DumbDumb Productions," a production company focusing on digital content. Their first video was "Prom Date," the first in a series of "Dirty Shorts" for Orbit. In 2012, Bateman returned to his role of Michael Bluth for the revival of Arrested Development along with the rest of the original cast. The now-Netflix sponsored series released Season 4 on its Instant Watch website on May 26, 2013. The series was expected to continue its run as well as a potential feature film. For the new fourth season, Bateman was once again nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. However, season 4 was a one-off despite the success.
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, Bateman was cast as Michael Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development.
    More Details Hide Details Although critically acclaimed, the series never achieved high ratings and ended on February 10, 2006. The show was revived in spring 2013. Bateman won several awards for his work on the series, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. He was also nominated in 2005 for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. New episodes of Arrested Development have been released on Netflix with the original cast, including Bateman.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    In 2002, he played the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    Bateman married Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka, on July 3, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two daughters. In late 2005, he had surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    He also directed an episode of Two of a Kind in 1999.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    In 1994, he played opposite legendary actors Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in the television film This Can't Be Love.
    More Details Hide Details During this period, he had roles on four series—Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends—none of which lasted longer than one season.
  • 1987
    Age 18
    In 1987, he appeared with Burt Reynolds on the men's team in the inaugural week of game show Win, Lose or Draw.
    More Details Hide Details Bateman earned the status of teen idol in the mid-1980s for his television work, most notably as David Hogan on The Hogan Family (originally titled Valerie and later, Valerie's Family, after Valerie Harper left the series). He became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family at the age of eighteen. After the series ended its run, he gained international recognition in the motion picture sequel Teen Wolf Too, which was a box office failure.
  • 1984
    Age 15
    In 1984, in response to his popularity on Silver Spoons, the show's producers gave Bateman his own starring role as Matthew Burton on the NBC sitcom It's Your Move, from September of 1984 to February of 1985.
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    He appeared in the Knight Rider third-season episode "Lost Knight" in 1984, and a number of other small television roles.
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  • 1982
    Age 13
    From 1982 to 1984, he was a supporting character on the television show Silver Spoons as Ricky Schroder's "bad boy" best friend Derek Taylor.
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  • 1980
    Age 11
    Bateman first appeared in a cereal commercial for Golden Grahams in 1980 and started his television career on Little House on the Prairie as James Cooper, an orphaned boy who, along with his sister, is adopted by the Ingalls family.
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  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1969.
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