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Jason Bateman (born 14.01.1969) Jason Bateman is an American actor.

Childhood: Jason Bateman was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Victoria Elizabeth, a former flight attendant, and Kent Bateman, an actor and director. He moved to Salt Lake City when he was 4 and later California.

Acting career: Jason Bateman made his TV debut in 'Little House on the Prairie' with Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassle. In 1982, he began appearing in 'Silver Spoons' before joining the cast of sitcom 'The Hogan Family' in 1986 with Valerie Harper, even directing three episodes when he was just 18. In 1987, he appeared in the movie 'Teen Wolf Too' which was a box office failure. He appeared alongside Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in 'This Can't Be Love' in 1994. Around this time he also had big roles in several series including 'Simon', 'Chicago Sons', 'George & Leo' and 'Some of My Best Friends', and in 2002, he appeared in the movie 'The Sweetest Thing'. In 2003, he landed a part in the comedy series 'Arrested Development' opposite Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera which won him a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Emmy nomination. In 2006, he guest starred in an episode of 'Scrubs' which stars Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke. In 2009, he provided his voice in the Fox comedy 'Sit Down, Shut Up'. The following year, he and Will Arnett founded 'DumbDumb Productions'. In 2004, he appeared in the award-winning comedy 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story' alongside Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller. He also appeared with Vince again in 'Starsky & Hutch', 2006's 'The Break-Up' and 2009's 'Couples Retreat'. 2007, saw him opposite Ben Affleck in 'Smokin' Aces', 'The Kingdom' alongside Jamie Foxx, 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' with Dustin Hoffman and 'Juno' which starred Ellen Page. In 2008, he was in the superhero film 'Hancock' with Will Smith and Charlize Theron. 2010 saw him in the rom com 'The Switch' with Jennifer Aniston and in 2011 he starred in 'Horrible Bosses' and 'The Change-Up'. He starred in the thriller 'Disconnect' in 2012 and 'Identity Thief' in 2013 opposite Melissa McCarthy.

Personal life: Jason Bateman has previously struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. He married Amanda Anka in 2001 and they have two daughters; Francesca and Maple. In 2005, he underwent surgery to remove a polyp from his throat which interrupted the production of 'Arrested Development'. He is a fan of the baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Arrivals

Jason Bateman - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. at Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Disney, Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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Celebrities Watch Game 5 Of The National League Division Series

Jason Bateman , Flea - Celebrities watch Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The New Your Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the final score of 3-2 in Game 5 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles at Dodger Stafium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th October 2015

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Jason Bateman and Flea
Jason Bateman and Flea
Jason Bateman and Flea
Jason Bateman and Flea
Jason Bateman and Flea

EIF's 'Think It Up' Telecast At Barker Hangar

Jason Bateman - Entertainment Industry Foundation's 'Think It Up' telecast at Barker Hangar Santa Monica at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 11th September 2015

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The Gift Review


Marketed as a horror-thriller, this sharply well-made film is actually a bleak drama with a strong message about bullying. Actor turned writer-director Joel Edgerton creates a vividly creepy atmosphere as he digs into the perceptions and motivations of three central characters, and he finds plenty of opportunity to unnerve the audience in the process. There are a few big jolts, but it's the unsettling themes that freak us out.

There has clearly already been quite a lot of trauma in the marriage between Simon and Robyn (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall), so much so that they've packed up their home in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to start over. As they're settling into their stunning new home in the hills, Simon runs into his old school friend Gordon (Edgerton), who seems to appear out of nowhere, worming his way into their life with a series of thoughtful gifts. But Simon doesn't want to reconnect with Gordon, whom he always thought was a weirdo, which Robyn thinks is rather cruel. She reluctantly agrees with Simon that they break contact with Gordon, due to pressures at work and in their attempts to start a family. But things immediately turn very nasty. And Robyn realises that there's more to Simon and Gordon's past than either is letting on.

With a pungent sense of foreboding, the film is instantly riveting, mainly because it resembles movies like Fatal Attraction. So we brace ourselves for that bunny-boiling moment, and as a writer, director and actor, Edgerton plays with us mercilessly, dropping all kinds of hints and revelations about the reality beneath the surface of these characters. But instead of turning into a crazed, violent thriller, the film instead takes a much more internalised approach, generating suspense from the implications of what is happening. Essentially, it works because it forces us to understand even the darkest motivations of the characters.

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'The Gift' Premiere

Jason Bateman, Joel Egerton , Rebecca Hall - 'The Gift' premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th July 2015

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Jason Bateman and Joel Egerton
Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall
Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall
Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall

As Jurassic World Sequel Gets Dated, A Look Back At Five Dodgy Film Follow-Ups

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Not all sequels are terrible - Toy Story, The Bourne Identity and Batman Begins all received excellent second (and third) instalments, for example - but sometimes a disastrous sequel comes along that nobody was asking for. Here are five of the worst.

1. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

Teen Wolf Too stillThis comedy didn't leave audiences howling

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The Gift Trailer

Simon and Robyn barely have time to contemplate their perfect lives with their happy marriage and beautiful new house when they come face to face with the less than perfect past. While shopping at a department store Simon bumps into an old classmate named Gordo, though it takes a while for him to recognise him. When a bottle of expensive wine shows up on their doorstep from Gordo, they are left wondering how he got the address but nonetheless invite him over for dinner to say thank you for the house-warming gift. But pretty soon Gordo starts frequently showing up uninvited with stranger and stranger gifts, and when Simon tries to break off their unwanted friendship, things start to get scary. Threatening notes are left, Robyn's fish are suddenly dead and their house is being vandalised. Robyn starts to become seriously suspicious of her husband when the suggestion of an uncomfortable past between the two men arises, and she's desperate to find out what happened before things get out of hand.

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Zootopia - Teaser Trailer

It's often said that mankind is the scourge of the Earth, disrupting the civilised nature of animal life and the environment. So imagine a world of walking, talking and fully-clothed animals of all kinds and not a human being in sight - peace at last, right? Well, not so much. It seems inborn enmity is still a thing in Zootopia, which makes the job of Officer Judy Hopps (the only rabbit on the vastly predatory town police force) extremely difficult. As feisty as she may be, she still finds herself facing everyday trouble - especially in the form of her natural enemy, a fox named Nick Wilde who is well known to the cops. But she's got other things on her mind; a mammal has gone missing and the police have only got 48 hours to find it. While she's eager to get on the case, unfortunately for her she is forced to pair with Wilde in order to use his skills as a master con artist. Can the pair defy the laws of nature and build a friendship?

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Jason Bateman Gets Frozen Yogurt With Dad And Daughter

Jason Bateman, Francesca Bateman and Kent Bateman - Actor Jason Bateman spending quality time with his dad Kent and daughter Francesca as the Bateman's hit Menchies Frozen Yogurt in Studio City. - Studio City, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Jason Bateman, Francesca Bateman and Kent Bateman
Jason Bateman and Francesca Bateman
Jason Bateman, Francesca Bateman and Kent Bateman
Jason Bateman, Francesca Bateman and Kent Bateman
Jason Bateman, Francesca Bateman and Kent Bateman

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis And Charlie Day Return In The Regrettable 'Horrible Bosses 2'

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Every year we get a few new examples of sequels no-one asked for; follow-ups to movies that weren't particularly memorable to begin with but for whatever reason made enough cash to spawn a second instalment in the feeble hope that a franchise might be in the making.

Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman in 'Horrible Bosses 2'
[L-R] Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman in 'Horrible Bosses 2'

The current example is 'Horrible Bosses 2', the continuing adventures of three morons (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) who spectacularly failed to take care of their boss problems the first time around. The prime selling point for the original film was Jennifer Aniston talking dirty, so of course that role has been beefed up considerably this time. But critics have slammed the sequel for being even more vacuous than its predecessor.

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Horrible Bosses 2 Review


Like The Hangover, Horrible Bosses was a movie no one really wanted to see a sequel to, but here it is anyway: the same film, but even more inane. It is also likely to make plenty of money from audiences looking for mindless entertainment on a Saturday night. Although "mindless" seems almost complimentary when a movie is as idiotic as this one is. There's so little to its plot that the whole film seems to evaporate before the end of the climactic chase scene.

It's been a couple of years since Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) tried to solve their problems by trying to kill their bosses. Instead, they've become inventors, and have just sold their Shower Buddy to a popular catalogue company owned by Bert (Christoph Waltz). They go all out to fill his order, putting their necks on the line, and Bert leaves them hanging there. Faced with the prospect of losing everything, they again consult their criminal pal Jones (Jamie Foxx), who helps them launch a "kidnaping". The idea is to grab Bert's son Rex (Chris Pine) and demand a ransom to cover their debts. But Rex takes over the operation, asking for a lot more cash and causing a lot more chaos. They also run into a couple of their old bosses: sex-crazed Julia (Jennifer Aniston) is still determined to sleep with Dale, while Harken (Kevin Spacey) can still freak them out from behind bars.

Director-writer Anders and cowriter Morris use almost the exact same formula this time, going for laughs in a carefully plotted caper in which everything that can go wrong does. Although instead of merely being inept, these people are all morons. Bateman's Nick is essentially the straight man in the movie, and even he fails to notice that they've borrowed and spent a vast sum of cash without even a simple contract with Bert. Meanwhile, Kurt and Dale are mind-achingly stupid, bungling every single moment so completely that it's hard to see them as functioning adults. Pine isn't much better, but at least we haven't seen this schtick from him before, and he's rather good at it.

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Jennifer Aniston's Bare Butt Featured On A Major Magazine Cover "Way" Before Kim Kardashian's 'Break The Internet' Cover

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Jennifer Aniston was seemingly unimpressed by Kim Kardashian's attempt to 'Break the Internet' last week as she flashed her behind on the cover of Rolling Stone more than 18 years ago.

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Jennifer Aniston at the World premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 in London in November 2014.

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Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudiekis & Jason Bateman Attend London Premiere Of 'Horrible Bosses 2' [Pictures]

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The stars of Horrible Bosses 2 were in London for the World premiere on Wednesday (12th November) including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day

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Jennifer Aniston at the London premiere of Horrible Bosses 2.

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This Is Where I Leave You Review


A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and the themes very tame for a movie that is trying so hard to be anarchic. August: Osage County this isn't! Instead, it blends warm comedy, silly slapstick and a heavy dose of sentiment to tell a story that's engaging but never remotely surprising. But the terrific cast makes it well worth a look.

It opens as Judd (Jason Bateman) sees his life go from bad to worse: he catches his wife (Abigail Spencer) in bed with his boss (Dax Shepard), then learns that his father has died. Back home for the funeral, his mother (Jane Fonda) announces that she wants Judd to sit shiva, seven days of mourning, with his three estranged siblings: frazzled housewife Wendy (Tina Fey), frustrated Paul (Corey Stoll) and party boy Phillip (Adam Driver). Everyone in this family is dealing with relationship issues, so they all get involved in each others' lives again, even though none of them likes to talk about these things (except their hilariously over-sharing mother). So as Judd and Wendy reconnect with old flames (Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant, respectively), Paul and Phillip have to clarify things with their partners (Kathryn Hahn and Connie Britton).

Each of the various subplots touches on a big issue, although Jonathan Tropper's script never digs too deeply, relying on superficial comedy and simplistic emotion rather than anything too provocative. This is an odd approach for a film that is essentially trying to say that life is messy. Even the funeral and grieving are used more for laughs than emotion, as are old rivalries and perceived betrayals. Much of the brawling, insulting and teasing is genuinely funny, but only because the cast members have so much fun with it all. Bateman offers his usual likeable everyman, generating terrific chemistry with Fey, Stoll and Driver, as well as some jagged wit in his scenes with the always superb Byrne. And Fonda steals the show as an unapologetic woman who says the wrong thing at just the right time.

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Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

In the wake of their struggle to murder their bosses in the first film, 'Horrible Bosses 2' sees Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) attempting to set up their own company. When a rival investor (Christoph Waltz) tries to put them out of business, they put their previous criminal past to use and kidnap the investor's son, Rex (Chris Pine), in an attempt to blackmail him. Rex is impressed by their plan, and decides to help them scam his father, while steadily escalating the severity of their crime. As Rex continues to drag the three friends into a battle with his father, they find themselves crossing paths with Detective Hatcher (Jonathan Banks) and Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Anniston), one of the previous film's horrible bosses. 

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Date of birth

14th January, 1969







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