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Jason Bateman always wanted to direct

Jason Bateman always wanted to direct

Sep 6 2013, 4:18am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jason Bateman became an actor so he could transition into filmmaking. The 44-year-old star's directorial debut 'Bad Words' has just been screened at the Toronto Film Festival, and he admitted working...

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Jason Bateman always wanted to direct

Sep 6 2013, 4:18am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jason Bateman became an actor so he could transition into filmmaking.

The 44-year-old star's directorial debut 'Bad Words' has just been screened at the Toronto Film Festival, and he admitted working behind the camera was always his main ambition.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: ''Quite simply, I said to my agent, 'Please don't wait for me to have an opening in my acting schedule to pursue the directing stuff. Understand that I'm only acting to create the kind of relevance or capital necessary to get a directing job'.

''It's really the only reason I've been acting for the last 20 years of this career. I told him, 'I'm not gonna know when that moment is. I don't have any objectivity. You're gonna need to let me know when the community is ready to support me as a director.' ''

Jason - who also stars in the movie - admitted he may not have made the switch to directing earlier in his career, but is happy to now his ''work ethic'' has coincided with his availability.

He explained: ''It's certainly appropriate that I should look for a different job. Usually people, after 30 years, are either retiring or looking for a promotion or a career change of some sort.

''It's a job that I've had my eye on for a long, long time as someone who is a big fan of the process of creating fake worlds.

''Maybe if I'd been given this opportunity 20 years ago, I may have said, 'Oh, who wants to work that hard? Just let me learn my lines and show up on the set and hit my mark'. But my work ethic and my ambition are equal to my access right now, which is a really fortunate thing.''

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7 weeks ago

Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in 'IPO Man'

Oct 29 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

The 'Bad Words' director will play a real-life man who is caught up in a series of problems after se ...
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7 weeks ago

Jason Bateman Lets Shareholders Control His Life In IPO MAN

Oct 28 2014 8:04pm CDT | Source: Collider

This could be good, although it's interesting to see Fox Searchlight apparently mining material that would have been a mid-budget studio movie ten years ago.  Jason Bateman (who recently made his directorial debut with Bad Words) will direct and star in IPO Man, which is based on the Wired Magazine article Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share.  That article is based off of a re ...
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8 weeks ago

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman on This is Where I Leave You: 'There's a sense of always having to move on in America' - video interview

Oct 22 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: the guardian

Tine Fey and Jason Bateman, the stars of This is Where I Leave You, a comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family forced to sit shiva after the patriach's death, tell Catherine Shoard why sitting still is the hardest thing for any American to do. This is Where I Leave You is released in the ...
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