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Jason Reitman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 19 october 1977 at Montreal (Canada)

Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman
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Nationality Canada
Birth 19 october 1977 (41 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011). As of February 2, 2010, he has received one Grammy award and four Academy Award nominations, two of which are for Best Director. Reitman is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He is the son of director Ivan Reitman.

Biography

When Reitman was 16 and still in high school he moved in with a woman 10 years his senior. They were together for 7 years until they separated.

In 2000, when he was 23, Reitman met and fell in love with his next door neighbor, eventually marrying writer Michele Lee, with whom he co-wrote the 2004 comedic short "Consent." They have one child, a daughter named Josie, born in 2006. After being together 10 years, Reitman filed for divorce from his wife in June 2011 and stated he was divorced as of 2014.

Best films

Sex and the City 2 (2010)
(Producer)
Juno (2007)
(Director)
Up in the Air (2009)
(Director)
Whiplash (2014)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman
(11 films)
J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(9 films)
Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(4 films)
Joe Medjuck
Joe Medjuck
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jason Reitman (24 films)

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Actor

Fathers' Day, 1h38
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Bruce Greenwood, Charlie Hofheimer
Roles Wrong Kid in Alley
Rating52% 2.6011452.6011452.6011452.6011452.601145
Scott (Charlie Hofheimer), a 17-year-old kid, runs away from home with his girlfriend, Nikki (Haylie Johnson). His mother Collette (Nastassja Kinski), visits her ex-boyfriend, lawyer Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal) and tells him that Scott is really his son and wants him to find him, to which he refuses. Writer Dale Putley (Robin Williams) is planning suicide when he gets a phone call from Collette, whom he is also another ex-boyfriend, and she tells him the same story and wants him found, to which he accepts. Realizing that his appointment with a client will make him stay over night, Jack changes his mind and decides to find Scott, starting with Russ (Charles Rocket), the father of Scott's girlfriend, where he and Dale meet. Thinking their sons are together, they go to the Marina to meet Scott's girlfriend's mother, Shirley (Patti D'Arbanville), and learn that they went following rock band Sugar Ray. But when she asks for a picture of their sons, and it is learned that Jack and Dale have been told the same story that they're Scott fathers and call to confront Collette. She confesses that she doesn't know, but begs them to find Scott then they'll settle the situation. The two agree and they head for Sacramento where they find Scott, drunk and lovestruck. Soon after, they bring him back to their hotel room, and the next day, Scott wakes up to the news of who they are and what's going on, and he doesn't take it lightly. While Dale watches him alone, Scott escapes by pouring coffee over Dale's testicles. Dale gets in touch with Jack and they head to Reno, where Sugar Ray is now at. In Reno, Scott meets up with Nikki and the gang they're hanging out with at a hotel, until he meets two drug dealers that he once took a job for involving $5,000 (to which he spent that money buying Nikki a necklace). He manages to escape but soon gets hit by a car, driven by Jack and Dale. Now with a broken arm, Scott demands Dale and Jack to leave him alone. But later that night, Scott opens up with why he ran away, and that it's because of Nikki; she's his first love, but his parents disapprove of her, and they argue. They start getting along, then Scott tells them about the drug dealers, so they decide to help him. They go back to the hotel with Scott in the car, but when Jack and Dale go inside, the two drug dealers spot Scott and attempt to kidnap him and later kill him until Scott takes off with Jack's rental car. Jack returns outside, sees the car gone, and assuming Scott had been lying to them the whole time, calls it quits and decides to go home. Just then, Jack's wife Carrie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is at the hotel, following Jack (and Dale) because she's been confused and concerned given Jack's odd behavior. He tells her the truth about Scott, and that he could be the father, and the news sends both of them out of the hotel. Later, Jack and Carrie have an argument over the fact that Jack, having negative feelings of Scott and his actions, makes her scared over how he'll react with his own child. Jack sees her point, and arrives at a Sugar Ray concert where Dale is also there finding Scott. They find him again, and watch as he confronts his girlfriend, to which she breaks up with him. Now heartbroken, Scott is then grabbed by the drug dealers, to which Dale and Jack fight them and soon a huge fight erupts within the crowd. Freed from jail, Jack, Dale, and Scott head home where Collette and his father Bob (Bruce Greenwood) embrace with their son. Collette tells the truth to Scott that neither Jack nor Dale are the father, but Scott understands what happened because his parents wanted him home so bad. Scott then lies to both Jack and Dale, separately and privately, that they're the father, right before they leave. Jack figured out that Scott lied, but isn't mad but is rather happy as it has given him a new outlook over having children. Dale, riding in Jack's car, spots a woman having car trouble on her way to the airport. Upon finding out that Virginia (Mary McCormack) is single, takes a shot and decides to take her to her destination by car, much to Jack's annoyance.
Dave
Dave (1993)
, 1h50
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Kevin Dunn, Ben Kingsley
Roles Vice-President's Son
Rating67% 3.3986053.3986053.3986053.3986053.398605
Dave Kovic (Kline) runs a temporary employment agency in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and has a side job impersonating President Bill Mitchell (Kline). He is requested by Secret Service agent Duane Stevensen (Rhames) to make an appearance as the President at a hotel. Dave assumes it is a matter of security, but it is really to cover up Mitchell's extramarital affair with a White House staffer (Laura Linney).
Kindergarten Cop, 1h51
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about education
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Carroll Baker, Richard Tyson
Roles Kissing Boy
Rating60% 3.0491853.0491853.0491853.0491853.049185
After years of pursuing drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), Los Angeles Police Detective John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) has him on a murder charge after Crisp shot and killed an informant (Tom Kurlander) who has given him information regarding the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Rachel Myatt Crisp, and his son Cullen, Jr. However, the informant's girlfriend (Alix Koromzay) is unwilling to testify in court.
Ghostbusters II, 1h44
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about religion, Comedy science fiction films, Ghost films, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films
Actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson
Rating64% 3.2494353.2494353.2494353.2494353.249435
Five years after saving New York City from the demi-god Gozer, the Ghostbusters—Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore—have gone their separate ways after having been sued by the city for property damage and barred from investigating the supernatural, forcing them out of business. Ray owns an occult bookstore and works as an unpopular children's entertainer with Winston, Egon works in a laboratory on the Columbia University campus, conducting experiments into human emotion, and Peter hosts a pseudo-psychic television show. Peter's former girlfriend Dana Barrett has had a son, Oscar, with a violinist that she married then divorced when he received an offer to join the London Symphony Orchestra. In order to take care of her baby, Dana quit her former cellist profession and now works as a restorer at the fictional Manhattan Museum of Art, working to prepare a malevolent-looking portrait of a legendary sixteenth-century tyrant named Vigo the Carpathian of Moldavia for an upcoming exhibition.
Twins
Twins (1988)
, 1h45
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Buddy films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, Tony Jay
Roles Granger Grandson
Rating59% 2.999162.999162.999162.999162.99916
Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent Benedict (Danny DeVito) are fraternal twins, the results of a secret experiment carried out at a genetics laboratory to produce the perfect child. To the surprise of the scientists, the embryo split and twins were born. The mother, Mary Ann Benedict, was told that Julius died at birth, and not told about Vincent at all. Julius was informed that his mother died in childbirth. Vincent believed his mother abandoned him. Each twin is unaware of the other's existence.

Director

Tully
Tully (2018)

Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Elaine Tan, Diane Lane
Rating69% 3.4984653.4984653.4984653.4984653.498465
Une comédie sur la maternité et ses petits tracas.
The Front Runner
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Black comedy
Themes Politique
Actors Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Kaitlyn Dever, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton, J. K. Simmons
Rating65% 3.28833.28833.28833.28833.2883
Gary Hart, ancien sénateur américain du Colorado, est le candidat du parti démocrate aux élections présidentielles de 1988. Cependant, un scandale d'adultère va éclabousser sa vie privée et sa carrière professionnelle.
Men, Women & Children, 1h56
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about computing
Actors Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Jennifer Garner
Rating66% 3.3493.3493.3493.3493.349
Don and Helen Truby are a sexually unsatisfied married couple. Helen seeks an extra-marital affair through the website Ashley Madison, while Don finds an escort service. Both Don and Helen continue their extra-marital liaisons until Don discovers Helen's Ashley Madison profile and confronts her when she returns home. She tries to speak with him and he cuts her off stating that he too has cheated.
Labor Day
Labor Day (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Psychologie
Actors Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Gattlin Griffith, James Van Der Beek
Rating68% 3.449833.449833.449833.449833.44983
In 1987, Adele Wheeler (Kate Winslet) is a depressed single mom who lives in a rural home with her 13-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith). While they are clothes shopping, a bloody man approaches Henry and makes them take him home to look after him. The man is revealed to be Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a convict who is wanted by the local police after breaking out of jail. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Frank is a Vietnam veteran who returned home and married his pregnant girlfriend, Mandy (Maika Monroe), who soon gave birth. A year after the baby's birth, Frank and Mandy had a fight, in which, based on his suspicions he asks if he's even the baby's father. During the fight, he pushed her against a radiator, resulting in her death. Simultaneously, through imagery, it is implied that the baby drowned. Frank was sent to jail for murder.
Young Adult, 1h34
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry, Collette Wolfe
Rating62% 3.147843.147843.147843.147843.14784
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a divorced, alcoholic 37-year-old ghost writer of a series of young adult novels, who is on deadline with her editor to finish the last book of the soon-to-be-cancelled series. Mavis receives an e-mail with a picture of the newborn daughter of her high school boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Beth (Elizabeth Reaser). Believing this to be a sign she and Buddy are meant to be together, Mavis leaves Minneapolis and returns to her hometown of Mercury, Minnesota, to reclaim her life with Buddy, under the pretext of overseeing a real estate deal.
Up in the Air, 1h45
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films
Actors George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey
Rating73% 3.6981253.6981253.6981253.6981253.698125
Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) makes his living traveling to workplaces around the United States and breaking the news to workers that they have been let go for employers unwilling to do it themselves. Ryan also delivers motivational speeches, using the analogy "What's In Your Backpack?" to extoll the virtues of a life free of burdensome relationships with people as well as things. Ryan relishes his perpetual travels. His personal ambition is to become only the seventh person to earn ten million frequent flyer miles with American Airlines. While traveling, he meets another frequent flyer named Alex (Vera Farmiga) and they begin a casual relationship.
Juno
Juno (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs
Actors Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons
Rating74% 3.7480053.7480053.7480053.7480053.748005
Sixteen-year-old Minnesota high-schooler Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) discovers she is pregnant with a child fathered by her friend and longtime admirer, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). She initially considers an abortion. Going to a local clinic run by a women's group, she encounters outside a schoolmate who is holding a rather pathetic one-person pro-life vigil. Once inside, however, Juno is alienated by the clinic staff's authoritarian and bureaucratic attitudes. She is particularly offended by their calling her "sexually active", a term which she feels demeans the highly emotional event by which she became pregnant. All of this decides her against abortion, and she decides to give the baby up for adoption. With the help of her friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno searches the ads in the Pennysaver and finds a couple she feels will provide a suitable home. She tells her parents, Mac (J.K. Simmons) and stepmother, Bren (Allison Janney), who offer their support. With Mac, Juno meets the couple, Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), in their expensive home and agrees to a closed adoption.
Thank You for Smoking, 1h32
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Adam Brody, Cameron Bright, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes
Rating75% 3.7989553.7989553.7989553.7989553.798955
Nick Naylor is a handsome, smooth-talking tobacco lobbyist and the vice-president of a tobacco lobby called the "Academy of Tobacco Studies", which for 15 years has been "researching" the link between tobacco smoking and lung cancer. They claim that their research—funded primarily by tobacco companies—has found no definitive evidence of any linkage. Naylor's job consists mainly of reporting the questionable research of the "Academy" to the public and defending Big Tobacco on television programs by questioning opposing health claims and advocating personal choice. Naylor and his friends, firearm lobbyist Bobby Jay Bliss and alcohol lobbyist Polly Bailey, meet every week and jokingly call themselves the "Merchants of Death" or "The MOD Squad".

Scriptwriter

The Front Runner
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Black comedy
Themes Politique
Actors Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Kaitlyn Dever, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton, J. K. Simmons
Rating65% 3.28833.28833.28833.28833.2883
Gary Hart, ancien sénateur américain du Colorado, est le candidat du parti démocrate aux élections présidentielles de 1988. Cependant, un scandale d'adultère va éclabousser sa vie privée et sa carrière professionnelle.