"People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude."—Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is a prolific American comedy actor. Seriously, you might not remember them all, but you've probably seen at least eight movies with this guy. He was born in 1969 and began his acting career with a part in Little House On the Prairie. He came to international prominence with his 1987 role in Teen Wolf Too; it's something of an Old Shame.
His best-remembered role is as Michael Bluth in Arrested Development, which set his persona as something of a quietly charming Straight Man. He has been playing largely similar nice-guy roles in a myriad of romantic comedies. In recent years audiences have had something of a "He Really Can Act" reaction as he has managed to find a lot of range despite being largely typecast. His sister, Justine Bateman, also acts.
- Juno (2007)
- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
- Smokin Aces (2007)
- Hancock (2008)
- State of Play (2009)
- Extract (2009)
- Up in the Air (2009)
- The Invention of Lying (2009)
- Couples Retreat (2009)
- The Switch (2010)
- Paul (2010)
- Horrible Bosses (2011)
- The Change-Up (2011)
- Arrested Development (film has been announced)
- Deadpan Snarker: His other notable role.
- Dogged Nice Guy: His role in Arrested Development and most of his films.
- One-Scene Wonder: In Up in the Air.