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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...

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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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Tina Fey and Jason Bateman Talk THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Working with Director Shawn Levy, THE NEST, THE FAMILY FANG, and More

Sep 17 2014 4:36pm CDT | Source: Collider

Opening this weekend after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You.   Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne,Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a ...
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Kathryn Hahn Wears Ninja Turtle Couture at the 'This Is Where I Leave You' Premiere

Sep 16 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and the rest of the all-star cast 'This Is Where I Leave You' hit Los Angeles for the premiere on Sept. 15. ...
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This Is Where I Leave You Giveaway: Win Prize Pack & Movie Tickets!

Sep 10 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

One of the fall's most anticipated films is almost here and to celebrate, we're offering a This Is Where I Leave You prize pack! The comedic drama from director Shawn Levy features what is easily one of the best casts of the year with Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver (Star Wars: Episode VII), Kathryn Hahn, Dax Shepard and Rose Byrne,  As you can tell by the This Is Where I Leave You trailer, Fey, Bateman and Driver are ...
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Shawn Levy & Hugh Jackman Are Still Trying to Make 'Real Steel 2'

Sep 8 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: First Showing

Before the robot boxing sci-fi flick Real Steel hit theaters in the fall of 2011, DreamWorks had already commissioned the first film's writer John Gatins to write a sequel. But as the release of the film got closer, it wasn't clear how quickly a sequel would happen, mostly because of Hugh Jackman's busy schedule, which always seems to be filling up fast. We've assumed the project was abandoned, but while director Shawn Levy was at TIFF f ...
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This is Where I Leave You Review

Sep 7 2014 7:30pm CDT | Source: ign

This review is part of IGN's cover of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. When the movie industry lost room for tonally curious family dramas — the Five Easy Pieces, Ordinary People, and What's Eating Gilbert Grapes of the world — the genre retreated to independent film. Exceptions crop up, when enough actors of a particular caliber gather to get their quirk on. The slight This Is Where I Leave You charms as that brand of indie gone Hollywood. Directed by Shaw ...
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TIFF 2014: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU Review

Sep 7 2014 6:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans, or so the saying goes.  There are some trite phrases that, while clichéd, kind of ring true, and in the case of This Is Where I Leave You, director Shawn Levy’s adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name, the Altman family has certainly seen better days.  The patriarch’s dying wish was to have his entire family sit shiva for seven days to mourn his death, and when the Altman ...
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The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

Sep 5 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week. Horrible Bosses 2 Just so you know, I’m still giggling about the “kidnaping” joke as I write this. Whereas the Horrible Bosses 2 teaser trailer primarily rehashed old jokes, this first full trailer actually unveils some smart, amusing new material that suggests Nick (Jas ...
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The 'Horrible Bosses' guys are 'back for more': See the new trailer and poster

Sep 4 2014 9:02pm CDT | Source: ew

It looks like the Horrible Bosses trio has finally found their niche: kidnapping. In the latest trailer for the followup to the 2011 comedy, which found Nick(Jaso ...
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Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK has scored Batman, Galadriel, Moneypenny, and Smaug for its cast!

Aug 20 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Rohan Chand will star as Mowgli. Read the full article on AICN A day after Benedict Cumberbatch's casting announcement, and now I am not so sure that Andy Serkis' JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS is fighting the losing battle I had assumed.   Serkis has landed a massive voice cast, along with a great young talent for his Mowgli. We're talking Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Noamie Harris as Nisha, Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, and Serkis himself will star as Baloo. For Mowgl ...
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BAD WORDS Blu-ray Review

Aug 10 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Collider

Movies like Bad Words tend to fiercely divide critics, with one half accusing them of empty shock tactics and the other half praising their edginess and daring. I fall into the latter camp with this one, though I can certainly understand the former. Not everyone wants to watch Jason Bateman’s misanthropic protagonist laying into small children with a viciousness that would make Terrell Owens blanch. The question becomes why his character ...
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