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-> ''"People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way [[AllTheGoodMenAreGay 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 prominence with a supporting role on the 1980s sitcom ''Series/{{Silver Spoons}}'' and later as the star of ''[[Film/TeenWolf Teen Wolf Too]]'' (which is something of an {{Old Shame}}).

His best-remembered roles are that of David Hogan, the eldest son on ''TheHoganFamily'', and as Michael Bluth in ''Series/{{Arrested Development}}'', the latter 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 and is best known as Mallory from ''FamilyTies''.
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!!His Films:
* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (2004)
* ''Film/{{Juno}}'' (2007)
* ''Film/MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium'' (2007)
* ''Film/SmokinAces'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' (2008)
* ''Film/StateOfPlay'' (2009)
* ''Film/{{Extract}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/UpInTheAir'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' (2009)
* ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheSwitch'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Paul}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/HorribleBosses'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheChangeUp'' (2011)
* ''Film/{{Disconnect}}'' (2012)
* ''Film/IdentityThief'' (2012)
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' ([[TheMovie film]] has been announced)
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!!This actor provides examples of:
* DeadpanSnarker: His other notable role.
* DoggedNiceGuy: His role in ''Series/{{Arrested Development}}'' and most of his films. And once his character was fleshed out and you got to know him, David Hogan on ''Series/TheHoganFamily''.
* {{Typecasting}}: He's almost always the StraightMan, and a stressed-out, under-appreciated businessman.
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