Jason Segel
American comedian
Jason Segel
Jason Jordan Segel is an American television and film actor, screenwriter, composer, puppeteer, sex trafficker, musician, singer and comedian.
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Man Vows To Eat Jason Segel's Picture Every Day Until Actor Eats His
Huffington Post - 5 days
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Netflix’s new sci-fi movie is Black Mirror meets Chicken Soup for the Soul
Yahoo News - about 1 month
The Discovery has the premise of Black Mirror episode and the spiritual optimism of Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul. It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves make an exodus on a subatomic level. Two years and millions of suicides after the discovery, Dr. Harber’s estranged son Will (Jason Segel) returns home, hoping to convince dad to recant his findings and, in doing, so save the world from systematically offing itself.
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Hollywood's Special Effects Makeup Master, Richard Redlefsen, Transforms Your Favorite Celebrities
Huffington Post - 4 months
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me Making actors look injured, aged and sometimes unrecognizable is the goal of Richard Redlefsen. He's the man behind-the-scenes making the unbelievable look real. As one of Hollywood's most sought-after special effects makeup (SFX) artists, he transforms actors so they can go deeper into character and audiences can go on the journey with them. From helping to create a cave of dead bodies to helping bring pirates to life in the 2005 Johnny Depp (who he calls a gracious, caring and a super cool guy) movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Richard humbly refers to himself as "hands for hire." He's worked on Star Trek in 2009 creating Vulcans and his impressive resume also includes Saw, NCIS, CSI, American Horror Story, and the 2016 Batman vs Superman, just to name a few. Nothing explains what he does better than a picture. Just in time for Halloween, Richard gives us a glimpse into his gory and age-defying movie magic skills. The creative makeup applicati ...
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Actor Jason Segel sells his Los Feliz hideaway for $1.525 million
LATimes - 6 months
Jason Segel of “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Muppets” has made another move in historic Los Feliz. The actor, who found a new house in the Griffith Park-adjacent neighborhood earlier this year, has sold his old place for $1.525 million. Tucked behind hedges and tall bamboo, the 1930s two-story...
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Actor Jason Segel Is Flipping Out in Los Angeles
Fox News - 10 months
Well that was quick. Actor Jason Segel is "forgetting" Hollywood Hills -- and selling the cool L.A. cottage he bought just last year for $1.6 million. The post Actor Jason Segel Is Flipping Out in Los Angeles appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com.
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Minority Report: Not the Movie -- The Oscar Controversy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I'm not comfortable taking issue with the hubbub surrounding the lack of minorities in major categories in this year's Oscar race. Indeed, it's unfortunate in the past two years there've been none in the four acting races, but the omissions belie a number of factors and, if there is criticism to be directed, it should not be the Motion Picture Academy. There've been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. Film icon Myrna Loy of Thin Man fame is said to have asked MGM's hierarchy, "Why does every Black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a Black person walking up the steps of a court house carrying a briefcase?" But sadly the next B ...
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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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That 'Jumanji' Remake Now Has A Director
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sony is plowing ahead with that "Jumanji" remake no one asked for, naming Jake Kasdan as director, Deadline reports.  The man who executive-produced "Sex Tape," the 2014 comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a 21st-century couple struggling with cloud computing, will be in charge of reimagining the 1995 Robin-Williams-led classic. His other credits include "New Girl," "Bad Teacher," "Freaks and Geeks" and "The Grinder."  Kasdan will either give us a refreshingly updated take on the story about a magical game board with more challenges than any of its players bargained for -- or leave an ugly scar on our childhood memories. The stakes are that high. News that "Jumanji" would be given, for better or for worse, the reboot treatment first broke in 2012. Sony has since announced a Christmas 2016 release date. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consump ...
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I Just Picked My Dream Oscar Nominations (And They Are Glorious)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This year's awards season has been a gleeful treat for all the film junkies worldwide thanks to its ability not to self-predict itself. What a ride it has been! With Spotlight winning big at the Gotham Awards, many film major studios and producers were betting it would also take the "Best Picture" award in Golden Globes. Spoiler: It didn't. The Revenant divided and conquered with three awards among these being Leonardo's powerful victory for "Best Actor" in Drama. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Every year I read dozens of "Oscar Predictions" articles from film critics who do their best to play clairvoyant for a month or two. And that's okay. Granted, these articles start to look identical after a while but it always makes me smile when I spot a tiny new addition in these prediction articles. It gives me a sense of fresh air, even if they turn out to be out of scope later. What truly makes me a happy monkey though is when Oscar voters go out on a limb and hand out a nomination to so ...
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Scoundrels, Stoners And Elvis, Or: A Year In The Life Of Michael Shannon
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The he's-in-everything phase of Michael Shannon's career has begun. Shannon's IMDb page lists 11 films on his 2016 slate, proceeding memorable supporting work in four movies from 2015: He played a hoggish real-estate tyrant in "99 Homes" (which netted him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations), an eccentric drug dealer in dude-pal comedy "The Night Before," a gay-rights convert in "Freeheld" and a Macy's security guard in a "She's Funny That Way" cameo. When Shannon called up The Huffington Post right before Christmas, he had just finished a play in Chicago and was taking a deserved breather in New York, hanging out with his family before heading to this month's Sundance Film Festival to promote two movies. It sounds exhausting, but Shannon was in good spirits while we discussed his recent roles, including a forthcoming stint as Elvis Presley and an appearance in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." You wrapped "99 Homes" in early 2014, and you're still talking a ...
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Listen Up, Academy Members: Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Oscar voting began Wednesday, giving members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences until Jan. 8 to submit their ballots for this year's prizes. We figure they need a little help in deciding which darlings should make the shortlist when nominations are announced on Jan. 14. With studios' campaigns entering the homestretch, The Huffington Post's movie gurus, Matthew Jacobs and Joe Satran, have some suggestions to help the Academy make the tough choices. In an Oscar derby as open-ended as this one, anything could happen. Here are two perspectives on what should. BEST PICTURE Joe: "Bridge of Spies" "Goodnight Mommy" "Ex Machina" "The Hateful Eight" "Joy" "Mad Max: Fury Road" "The Martian" "Room" "Spotlight" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"            You wouldn't want to be the protagonist of many of these movies. Most of them suffered tremendously. (And I didn't even include "The Revenant," perhaps the most brutal of them all!) But the skillful filmmaking that w ...
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Listen Up, Academy Members: Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Oscar voting began Wednesday, giving members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences until Jan. 8 to submit their ballots for this year's prizes. We figure they need a little help in deciding which darlings should make the shortlist when nominations are announced on Jan. 14. With studios' campaigns entering the homestretch, The Huffington Post's movie gurus, Matthew Jacobs and Joe Satran, have some suggestions to help the Academy make the tough choices. In an Oscar derby as open-ended as this one, anything could happen. Here are two perspectives on what should. BEST PICTURE Joe: "Bridge of Spies" "Goodnight Mommy" "Ex Machina" "The Hateful Eight" "Joy" "Mad Max: Fury Road" "The Martian" "Room" "Spotlight" "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"            You wouldn't want to be the protagonist of many of these movies. Most of them suffered tremendously. (And I didn't even include "The Revenant," perhaps the most brutal of them all!) But the skillful filmmaking that w ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Segel
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In 2015, Segel received rave reviews for his portrayal of the late author David Foster Wallace in the independent biographical drama film The End of the Tour.
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    His performance as the late author David Foster Wallace in the 2015 film The End of the Tour was met with critical acclaim, earning him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    In 2013, Segel revealed he was working on a series of young adult novels, based on a story he conceived when he was 21.
    More Details Hide Details In the fall of 2014, the first novel in the series, Nightmares, co-written with Kirsten Miller, was released, with the followup coming out the following year.
    Segel had recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Neil Jansen and on Undeclared as Eric. He played Marshall Eriksen on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother; he had previously stated he would move on to other projects in 2013 when his contract expired, but was successfully convinced to finish the series after its ninth season in 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    Segel will also be in the cast of a film based on the 2012 Quebec maple syrup heist, which will be directed by Seth Gordon.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    He filmed The Five-Year Engagement, with Emily Blunt, in spring 2011, in Michigan, and the film was released on April 27, 2012.
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    Segel appeared in Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, which opened in June 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He played gym teacher and thwarted suitor Russell Gettis. Along with Nicholas Stoller, Segel approached Disney in 2007 to write the latest Muppets film. Disney was unsure on how to take the request, as Segel had just done frontal nudity in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but after realizing that he was an avid fan, the project was approved. Segel stated that he wanted to do the film because the last film in the series to be released in theaters was Muppets from Space in 1999, and he felt that the younger generation was missing out on enjoying one of his childhood favorites. Segel decided not star in the sequel to The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 30
    Segel is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. He performed a wedding ceremony on The Tonight Show on July 6, 2010, for a couple that solicited his services by placing wanted pictures of him around his home town and the bar he frequently visited.
    More Details Hide Details Segel is a recovering alcoholic, and has been sober since 2013.
    In 2010, he voiced Gru's arch-rival Vector in the Universal's CGI animated film, Despicable Me and appeared as "Horatio" in a fantasy comedy film Gulliver's Travels directed by Rob Letterman and very loosely based on Part One of the 18th-century novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift.
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    For the 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek, Segel co-wrote most of the soundtrack's music which was performed by the fictional band Infant Sorrow.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and sang an original song entitled "Wonky Eyed Girl".
  • 2009
    Age 29
    He also starred in I Love You, Man, which was released on March 20, 2009 by DreamWorks.
    More Details Hide Details In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Segel's character writes a "Dracula" musical performed by puppets. He also appeared in a full frontal nude scene in the film. In an interview, he stated that the Dracula musical with puppets, as well as being broken up with while naked, were real experiences he wrote into the movie. Those cloth creatures were custom-made by the Jim Henson Company, and the experience emboldened Segel to pitch his concept for a Muppets movie. Segel performed a song from the film, "Dracula's Lament", on the 1000th episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    Segel starred in the lead role of 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a film he wrote and Apatow produced with Shauna Robertson for Universal Pictures.
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  • 2007
    Age 27
    In 2007, he appeared in Knocked Up, directed by Freaks and Geeks producer Judd Apatow.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    Segel's first major role was as stoner "freak" Nick Andopolis on the critically acclaimed but short-lived 1999 NBC comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks.
    More Details Hide Details The series revolved around a group of suburban Detroit high school students circa 1980. Segel personally composed a song for his character, Nick, to sing to the lead female character, Lindsay (Linda Cardellini).
  • 1996
    Age 16
    Following elementary school and middle school, Segel completed his high school studies at Harvard-Westlake School, where his frame helped him as an active member of the 1996 and 1997 CIF state champion boys' basketball team.
    More Details Hide Details He was a backup to the team's star center, Jason Collins, who went on to play in the NBA.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 0
    Segel was born January 18, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, to Jillian (Jordan) and Alvin Segel, a lawyer.
    More Details Hide Details He grew up in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood. His father is Jewish and his mother is a Christian. He has stated that he was raised Jewish, as well as "a little bit of everything". Segel went to Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony, and also attended St. Matthew's Parish School, a private Episcopal school. He has an older brother, Adam, and a younger sister, Alison.
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