Jason Bateman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th September 2014

Quote: "It took all four of us to wreck that poor guy's toilet. At one point we came back on-set and he had taped it over. 'Please stop using!'" Tina Fey is embarrassed to have wrecked the bathroom at the Long Island, New York home where she and her This Is Where I Leave You co-stars Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver filmed the new comedy.


14th March 2014

Quote: "I tend to use as many as I can think of. I don't do it around my seven year old, but I do around my two year old, because she doesn't know what the hell I'm saying yet." Actor Jason Bateman loves to swear around his young daughter.


7th February 2013

Quote: "There were about 14 foam panini machines that weighed a quarter of an ounce and one real one that weighed 32 pounds. The first time we shot that, he picked up the real one and let it fly towards my head. It was a dicey shoot." Actress Melissa McCarthy had a narrow escape shooting a fight scene with Identity Thief co-star Jason Bateman.


4th February 2013

Fact: Funnyman Jason Bateman has bought late Tv and movie legend Ernest Borgnine's Beverly Hills home for $3 million (£1.9 million).


18th October 2011

Quote: "You don't get a lot of publicity for being a nice family man... I wasted all my wild-man behaviour in my twenties when I was partying like a rock star. I never got arrested - despite my best efforts." Actor Jason Bateman on turning his back on his wild ways.


16th August 2011

Fact: Jason Bateman demanded a rewrite to include Melissa McCarthy in his new film after seeing hit movie Bridesmaids - the role was originally written for a man.


17th June 2011

Quote: "There was a time in my 20s when things were just not going well for me... I just wasn't working... I just wanted to start over somewhere - buy a coffee shop and just hang out, make coffee." Actor Jason Bateman came close to turning his back on his Hollywood dreams after a tough start to his career.


16th March 2011

Quote: "I have a four-year-old daughter who disturbingly has the Bieber fever, so she demanded that we take her to go see that movie. So my wife and I took her and it was good and it was going along great... and I'm balling like a little school girl, because it's very, very touching. It's, like, this great movie." Actor Jason Bateman is a big fan of Justin Bieber's concert movie Never Say Never.


7th March 2011

Quote: "I cannot sing or dance at all. You won't be seeing me in a Broadway musical." Actor Jason Bateman's career choices are hampered by his bad vocals and two left feet.


25th August 2010

Quote: "I'm more strict than I though I'd be. I always assumed I would let my kid get away with a lot more." Jason Bateman is a strict dad. The actor shares three-year-old daughter Francesca with his wife, Amanda Anka.


10th June 2010

Quote: "Well, it was great for me. He's got very soft lips... He's got some handsome lips!" Jason Bateman enjoyed sharing a kiss with Dustin Hoffman at a recent basketball game in Los Angeles. The pair puckered up when they saw themselves on the venue's big screen 'Kiss Me-Cam' - designed to catch smooching couples.


8th October 2009

Quote: "They make me feel like a safari animal because they stop a van a couple of blocks away where I can't see them and it gets really hush and quiet... the paparazzi like to hide behind trees like they're in a war." Actor Jason Bateman on being hunted by the paparazzi.


2nd March 2009

Fact: Jason Bateman has signed on to star alongside George Clooney in new film UP IN THE AIR. Bateman will play Clooney's boss in the movie, based on a novel by WALTER KIRN, as the OCEAN'S ELEVEN actor obsesses over collecting one million frequent flyer miles before he's fired by his employer.


20th February 2009

Quote: "When you're a child actor, if you don't have a C average (in school), you lose your work permit, you're off the show, and I think they can sue you, because you are shutting down a television series. So anytime there was a major grading period, I have very vivid memories of just stomach-churning and tears and knowing that if I don't pass these tests... we were living hand-to-mouth." Former Arrested Development star Jason Bateman remembers the pressures he faced as a child actor.


11th January 2008

Quote: "We need a break. I did The Kingdom and JUNO with her. We're really sick of each other." Jason Bateman jokes that making back-to-back films with Jennifer Garner is wearing both actors down.


3rd January 2008

Quote: "That part was easy, there's not a lot of different ways you can play 'I'm about to get my head chopped off.' You just have to look scared." Jason Bateman admits his role as Special Agent Adam Leavitt in The Kingdom was no major challenge.


2nd January 2008

Quote: "I would have done a show half as good as Arrested Development. Things were few and far between. I didn't give a s**t at the time. I just got really lucky." Jason Bateman admits the offer to star in cult sitcom Arrested Development saved his television career.


19th November 2007

Quote: "That's on the DVD extras and it is steamy. I can't tell you about it, but I'll just put it this way: We carry the toy theme into that scene as well!" Jason Bateman jokes about the missing R-rated sex scenes between himself and Natalie Portman in new family film MR MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM.


6th November 2007

Quote: "When I was seven or eight, my sister used to dress me up in her clothes and make me dance around by the fireplace for her. The therapy sessions continue to this day." American actor Jason Bateman on the cause of all his problems.


14th May 2006

Quote: "Those guys would fly in for, like, a day or two, stay up late playing poker and drinking and everything, and then show up on the set. It was like working with the RAT PACK." The Break Up director Peyton Reed on working with pals Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Cole Hauser and Jason Bateman on the romantic comedy.


6th October 2005

Fact: <p>Actor Jason Bateman has named his French bulldog GOOSE. </p>


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