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 Award, a Golden Globe, and two Satellite Awards.
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Stars bring 'Game Night' to Hollywood
Reuters.com - 1 day
Jason Bateman explains the joys of a 'game night' while promoting new movie in LA . Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams don't have winning material in 'Game Night'
LATimes - 2 days
In the tediously overworked suburban-noir farce “Game Night,” Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams play Max and Annie, a happily married couple who love each other almost as much as they love Taboo and Pictionary. Their team spirit is the surest sign of their compatibility: They forge alliances during...
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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney deliver dark new thriller
Fox News - 7 months
'Ozark' on Netflix
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Jason Bateman's 'Ozark' is worth a Netflix binge
CNN - 7 months
Jason Bateman wears multiple hats as producer, director and star in "Ozark," a grim Netflix drama that starts with a familiar premise.
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Jason Bateman's 'Ozark' is worth a Netflix binge
CNN - 7 months
Jason Bateman wears multiple hats as producer, director and star in "Ozark," a grim Netflix drama that starts with a familiar premise.
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Jason Bateman just keeps simmering; when's he going to explode?
LATimes - 8 months
Whether you remember him from his child-actor days on “Silver Spoons” and “Little House on the Prairie,” his role as the long-suffering Michael, the only sane member of the Bluth family on “Arrested Development” (the original and the Netflix reprise, which just got a new season), or any number...
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Random Flicks Worth Checking Out This Week
Huffington Post - about 1 year
***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 - over 1 year
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 t...
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Jason Bateman Talks About Directing 'The Family Fang'
ABC News - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
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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'The Family Fang' Makes Art Together, Falls Apart Together
NPR - almost 2 years
Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Bateman
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    Bateman provided the voice of Nick Wilde, a fox con man, in the 2016 Disney animated feature Zootopia.
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    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, Bateman headlined Joel Edgerton's thriller film The Gift, opposite Rebecca Hall and Edgerton.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    He also narrated the 2014 documentary Pump.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In 2013, Bateman made his directorial debut with Bad Words, in which he also starred.
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  • 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.
    In March 2012, Mansome, Bateman's first executive producer credit with Will Arnett, was announced as a Spotlight selection for the Tribeca Film Festival.
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  • 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.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    In 2010, he starred in The Switch, a romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston.
  • THIRTIES
  • 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).
  • 2008
    Age 39
    In 2008, he co-starred with Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the superhero film Hancock.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    He reunited with Vaughn in 2006's The Break-Up.
  • 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.
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, Bateman was cast as Michael Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development.
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  • 2002
    Age 33
    In 2002, he played the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    Bateman married Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka, on July 3, 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 30
    He also directed an episode of Two of a Kind in 1999.
  • 1994
    Age 25
    In 1994, he played opposite legendary actors Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in the television film This Can't Be Love.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    He appeared in the Knight Rider third-season episode "Lost Knight" in 1984, and a number of other small television roles.
  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1969.
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