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Bio For: Jason Bateman
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JASON BATEMAN produces, directs, and acts in feature films while continuing to produce, direct, write, and develop projects for television.

For his portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created comedy series Arrested Development, Mr. Bateman has been honored with a Golden Globe Award as well as Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Among his notable films as actor are the smash Juno, directed by Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody; Peter Berg's The Kingdom and Hancock; Kevin Macdonald's State of Play; Henry Alex Rubin's Disconnect; Josh Gordon and Will Speck's The Switch; Zach Helm's Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium; and Up in the Air, again directed by Mr. Reitman. He next stars in This Is Where I Leave You, directed by Shawn Levy, alongside among others Tina Frey, Jane Fonda, and Kathryn Hahn of Bad Words.

He has starred in a host of hit movie comedies. These have included Seth Gordon's Identity Thief, on which Mr. Bateman was also producer, and Horrible Bosses; Peter Billingsley's Couples Retreat; Peyton Reed's The Break-Up; Rawson Marshall Thurber's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story; and Todd Phillips' Starsky & Hutch. He is currently at work on Horrible Bosses 2, directed by Sean Anders.

In his adolescent years, Mr. Bateman's portrayal of the charming schemer Derek Taylor in the television series Silver Spoons prompted NBC to create a new show for him to star in, It's Your Move. He subsequently starred with Valerie Harper and, later, Sandy Duncan in the show Valerie, which was retitled Valerie's Family and then The Hogan Family.

As a child actor, his big break came when he was a cast as a series regular on the iconic television drama Little House on the Prairie, with director/producer/actor Michael Landon.

Mike Judge's film comedy Extract, in which Mr. Bateman starred, was made with his F+A Productions. F+A has a first-look deal with Fox Television, through which he develops projects to write and direct. He directed the pilot episode of the series Do Not Disturb, and directed and produced the pilot The Merger. He and his longtime friend and fellow Arrested Development actor Will Arnett created the digital-driven DumbDumb Productions to produce commercials, shorts, and original content for the Internet and for the film industry.

Mr. Bateman recently founded Aggregate Films, which has a first-look partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television. Aggregate's president, James Garavente, is an executive producer on Bad Words, which is the company's first feature production. Aggregate's first television series, Growing Up Fisher, starring Jenna Elfman and J.K. Simmons, debuts on NBC in February 2014.

Aggregate's next film project is The Family Fang, which Mr. Bateman will direct and star in with Nicole Kidman. David Lindsay-Abaire has adapted the screenplay from Kevin Wilson's bestselling novel of the same name.

Movies For: Jason Bateman
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BAD WORDS (R) On Video: 7/8/2014 At Theaters: 3/21/2014
DISCONNECT (R) On Video: 9/17/2013 At Theaters: 4/12/2013
IDENTITY THIEF (R) On Video: 6/4/2013 At Theaters: 2/8/2013
THE CHANGE-UP (R) On Video: 11/8/2011 At Theaters: 8/5/2011
HORRIBLE BOSSES (R) On Video: 10/11/2011 At Theaters: 7/8/2011
PAUL (R) On Video: 8/9/2011 At Theaters: 3/18/2011
THE SWITCH (PG-13) On Video: 3/15/2011 At Theaters: 8/20/2010
COUPLES RETREAT (PG-13) On Video: 2/9/2010 At Theaters: 10/9/2009
EXTRACT (R) On Video: 12/22/2009 At Theaters: 9/4/2009
STATE OF PLAY (PG-13) On Video: 9/1/2009 At Theaters: 4/17/2009
HANCOCK (PG-13) On Video: 11/25/2008 At Theaters: 7/2/2008
JUNO (PG-13) On Video: 4/15/2008 At Theaters: 12/5/2007
MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM (G) On Video: 3/4/2008 At Theaters: 11/16/2007
THE KINGDOM (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/28/2007
THE EX (PG-13) On Video: 8/21/2007 At Theaters: 5/11/2007
THE BREAK-UP (PG-13) On Video: 10/17/2006 At Theaters: 6/2/2006
THE SWEETEST THING (R) On Video: 8/20/2002 At Theaters: 4/12/2002
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