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Bio For: Jason Bateman
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JASON BATEMAN (Nick) was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created, multi-award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development." Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading man status in front of and behind the camera.

Since "Arrested Development" ended in 2006, Bateman has secured one major film role after another. In 2007, he starred in Peter Berg's action thriller "The Kingdom" and, prior to this, in writer/director Zach Helm's family fantasy "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. In 2008, Bateman starred alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron in Peter Berg's "Hancock," one of the top box-office openings worldwide. This came on the heels of one of the biggest success stories in independent filmmaking, Jason Reitman's "Juno," in which Bateman had a pivotal role. "Juno" received Best Film nominations by most major film critics' groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2010, Bateman starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "The Switch." He shined in a supporting role opposite George Clooney in the Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated "Up in the Air," for director Jason Reitman, and starred alongside Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell in Jon Favreau's "Couples Retreat." In 2009, Bateman headlined Mike Judge's "Extract," which he also produced through his F+A Productions banner. He also had a memorable cameo in the Ricky Gervais comedy "The Invention of Lying," and delivered an emotionally charged performance in Kevin Macdonald's crime drama "State of Play."

In March 2011, Bateman starred in Greg Mottola's comedy "Paul," written by and starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He also starred in back-to-back leading roles, opposite Ryan Reynolds in David Dobkin's comedy "The Change-Up," and the box-office hit "Horrible Bosses," in which Bateman re-teamed with director Seth Gordon.

In February 2013, Bateman starred with Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief," directed by Seth Gordon and, in April 2013, in Henry Alex Rubin's thriller "Disconnect."

Bateman most recently led a starring ensemble cast, including Tina Fey and Jane Fonda, in director Shawn Levy's dramatic comedy "This is Where I Leave You," based on Jonathan Tropper's bestselling novel. He also starred in "Bad Words," a dark comedy that marked his feature film directorial debut. "Bad Words" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September and opened in theaters on March 14, 2014.

He recently wrapped production on his second directorial effort, "The Family Fang," based on the Kevin Wilson bestseller, in which he will also star opposite Nicole Kidman.

Bateman's other film credits include the comedy "The Ex"; "The Break-Up," with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," with Vaughn and Ben Stiller; "Starsky & Hutch," opposite Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vaughn; and the romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing."

On the small screen, Bateman secured a first-look production deal for his company F+A Productions to develop, direct, and write original content for Fox Television. The deal came to fruition after Bateman directed the network's comedy pilot "Do Not Disturb" in Fall 2008. He also re-teamed with "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz to voice a character in the Fox animated comedy series "Sit Down, Shut Up" in April 2009. In the summer of 2009, he directed and produced the FX pilot "The Merger." In May 2013, Netflix premiered the return of cult favorite "Arrested Development" for 14 episodes, for which Bateman revived his role as Michael Bluth and earned a 2013 Emmy, as well as 2014 SAG and Golden Globe nominations.

In his adolescent and teen years, Bateman's portrayal of charming schemer Derek Taylor in "Silver Spoons" prompted NBC to create the spin-off "It's Your Move," starring Bateman. He then starred with Valerie Harper in "Valerie," retitled "Valerie's Family" and then "The Hogan Family," from 1986 to 1991. Prior to that, he was a regular on the iconic series that has become an American treasure, "Little House on the Prairie," with Michael Landon.

In January 2010, Bateman and Will Arnett, his longtime friend and "Arrested Development" co-star, created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb Productions, to produce commercials, shorts and original content for distribution on the Internet and for the film industry. Following this, Bateman established the production banner Aggregate Films with a first-look, two-year partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television. On February 25, 2014, NBC premiered the comedy "Growing Up Fisher," produced by Aggregate Films and Universal Television, on which Bateman served as an executive producer.

Movies For: Jason Bateman
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19 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (R) On Video: 12/16/2014 At Theaters: 9/19/2014
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
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (R) At Theaters: 11/26/2014
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