March 11, 2014 |
In directing child actor Rohan Chand on the set of his directorial debut, “ Bad Words ,” Jason Bateman drew on some useful background: his own experience. “I remembered what I needed to hear as a little kid to feel comfortable and safe on set,” Bateman told The Times at the film's Hollywood premiere. "I tried to call upon a lot of that stuff to make Rohan feel comfortable. " Bateman, 45, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom "Arrested Development," started his career in 1981 on the television series "Little House on the Prairie" and also starred in such '80s sitcom staples as "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family.
October 24, 2013 |
Bravo announced Thursday that it had reunited the cast and creator of the Emmy-winning cult hit "Arrested Development" for an episode of "Inside the Actors Studio," hosted by James Lipton. In the episode, which has already been taped and is scheduled to air on Bravo at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz talks about what inspired him to write in the Banana Stand as well as the personal meaning behind the oddball name "Maeby. " "Arrested Development" was a sleeper hit and critical favorite that slowly gained a devoted following during its three-season run on Fox from 2003 to 2006.
September 14, 2013 |
TORONTO - The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as a number of longtime movie actors used their connections and leverage accumulated in front of the camera to nab the big gig behind it: directing. Every generation sees a performer or two who toggles easily between acting and directing - Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Clint Eastwood, to name a few. But these days, it seems to be more common for actors to take a whirl in the director's chair.
September 7, 2013 |
TORONTO--Though there was a boomlet of them a number of years ago, Jason Bateman didn't see any of the spelling-bee movies, documentary or fictional, back when they came out. He did check out “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on the stage, he says, but it was a long time ago and he doesn't really remember it. “I can't say I paid a lot of attention,” he said. “I know, that's funny.” Indeed, it's all a little ironic, since Bateman now created the latest, sharpest and certainly most R-rated addition to the subgenre.
July 18, 2013 |
Emmy voters continued to smile upon their favorite lead comedy actors, returning four of last year's nominees -- Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") -- and welcoming back "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and past nominee Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"). Jon Cryer, who won the Emmy in the category last year for "Two and a Half Men," was left out of the race altogether this year. Baldwin's nomination is his seventh for playing Jack Donaghy, "30 Rock's" high-achieving network executive.
May 22, 2013 |
If you're an “Arrested Development” fan, you are probably already counting down the minutes until Sunday, when 15 new episodes of the beloved sitcom will premiere on Netflix, more than seven years after it was canceled by Fox. And if you're not, well, you're probably wondering why everyone suddenly seems mad for frozen bananas . Jason Bateman, who plays level-headed Michael Bluth on the series, has witnessed the feverish “Arrested Development”...