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I always refer to a piece of advice my father gave me the night before I started shooting "Thank You For Smoking". He said, "Always remember: it's not your job to be funny. Your barometer for comedy is nowhere as good as your barometer for truth."
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Born on October 19, 1977 in Montreal, Jason Reitman is a Canadian director and screenwriter.

He is the son of well-known action/comedy director Ivan Reitman, but his career has so far tended more towards introspective comedies about outcasts negotiating their positions in life. He frequently collaborates with screenwriter Diablo Cody.


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Tropes associated with his work include:

  • Humans Are Flawed: Reitman admitted in an interview he loves to make movies about questionable human beings and exploring that persons flaws and humanity.
  • The Film of the Book: Many of his films are based on books and Reitman continues to find books to make movies on.
  • Production Posse:
    • He has served as a director to three of Diablo Cody's scripts, working on Juno, Young Adult, and Tully.
    • All of his feature films aside from Tully have had J. K. Simmons in a supporting role.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Jason's movies like Thank You For Smoking. Young Adult, and even Up In The Air are more the cynical end but his entire filmography is human at heart.


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