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Born: October 19, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: director, writer, producer, actor

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While second-generation filmmaker Jason Reitman grew up in the comic shadow of his father, director Ivan Reitman of "Ghostbusters" (1984) fame, he had no problem establishing his own individuality and point of view, earning significant acclaim in his own right. Reitman cut his teeth directing commercials and went on to develop his satirical style as a short filmmaker. He successfully brought his wry social commentary to feature films with "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), an adaptation of Christopher Buckley's novel about a slick lobbyist for the tobacco industry, starring Aaron Eckhart. He went on to direct the indie success story of 2007, "Juno," showcasing Ellen Page in a coming-of-age story that balanced breezy pop culture references with real heart. When Reitman's follow-up feature "Up in the Air" (2009) was released to nearly unanimous critical applause, the former indie talent went wide as one of Hollywood's best new filmmakers, giving his father a run for his money at the box office and in the all-important critical arena.

While second-generation filmmaker Jason Reitman grew up in the comic shadow of his father, director Ivan Reitman of "Ghostbusters" (1984) fame, he had no problem establishing his own individuality and point of view, earning significant acclaim in his own right. Reitman cut his teeth directing commercials and went on to develop his satirical style as a short filmmaker. He successfully brought his wry social commentary to feature films with "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), an adaptation of Christopher Buckley's novel about a slick lobbyist for the tobacco industry, starring Aaron Eckhart. He went on to direct the indie success story of 2007, "Juno," showcasing Ellen Page in a coming-of-age story that balanced breezy pop culture references with real heart. When Reitman's follow-up feature "Up in the Air" (2009) was released to nearly unanimous critical applause, the former indie talent went wide as one of Hollywood's best new filmmakers, giving his father a run for his money at the box office and in the all-important critical arena.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Labor Day (2013)
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  Juno (2007)
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  Gulp (2000) Director
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  Operation (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Fathers' Day (1997) Wrong Kid In Alley
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 Dave (1993) Vice President'S Son
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 Ghostbusters II (1989) 2nd Brownstone Boy
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 Twins (1988) Granger Grandson
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1990:
At 13, worked as production assistant on "Kindergarten Cop"; directed by his father
1992:
At 15, made an AIDS public service announcement with high school friends; film went on to win several awards and played on network television
1998:
Wrote, directed and appeared in his first short film "Operation"; premiered at Sundance
2000:
Helmed the short film "In God We Trust"; also premiered at Sundance
2000:
Signed with the commercial production company Tate and Partners; directed commercials for Heineken, BMW and Burger King
2004:
Directed and co-wrote with wife Michele Lee, "Consent"
2006:
Helmed first feature length film, the controversial "Thank You for Smoking"
2006:
Formed the production company Hard C Productions with producing partner Daniel Dubiecki
2007:
Directed second feature, the festival favorite "Juno," co-starring Ellen Page and written by Diablo Cody; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination and an Oscar nomination for Best Director
2009:
Produced the film "Jennifer's Body," a horror comedy written by Diablo Cody and starring Megan Fox
2009:
Wrote and directed "Up in the Air," starring George Clooney as a traveler who is fanatic about collecting his ten millionth frequent flier mile; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director and a Directors Guild nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement; also earned Oscar nominations for Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture ("Up in the Air")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film ("Up in the Air")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing ("Up in the Air")
2011:
Directed Charlize Theron in Diablo Cody written "Young Adult"; also produced
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Education

Skidmore College: Saratoga Springs , New York -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Harvard-Westlake: North Hollywood , California - 1995

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