Jason Reitman

Filmmaker
Date Of Birth:
19 October 1977
Place Of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jason Reitman is a Canadian-born, Hollywood-raised filmmaker who earned an Oscar nomination for directing the 2007 comedy Juno. He's the son of Genevieve Robert and producer Ivan Reitman, whose box office hits include National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Ghostbusters (1984) and Kindergarten Cop (1990). The younger Reitman naturally began making movies when he was a kid, and as a young man he made it to the Sundance Film Festival with short films in 1998 and 2000. His first feature film was the satire Thank You for Smoking (2005, starring Aaron Eckhart), a critical and box office success. Reitman's film of Diablo Cody's Juno was another hit that made stars of Cody and lead actor Elliot Page. He then wrote, produced and directed 2009's Up in the Air, starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga, and was nominated for three Oscars, for writing, directing and producing. Reitman was hailed as a director to watch out for, but then followed his rise with several tepid releases, including two more films with Diablo Cody (writer) and Charlize Theron (star): Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018). Reitman seemed to have bounced back in 2021 with a property once associated with his dad, directing Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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