Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman

Highest Rated: 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984)

Lowest Rated: 25% Fathers' Day (1997)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1977

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of directors Ivan Reitman (Stripes, Ghostbusters) and Geneviève Robert (Casual Sex?), Jason Reitman initially essayed bit and supporting on-camera roles, typically in his father's projects -- such films as Ghostbusters (1984), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), and Dave (1993). Reitman took his directorial bow in 2005 with the acerbic satire Thank You for Smoking (2005), starring Aaron Eckhart -- a freewheeling adaptation of Christopher Buckley's tome about a crafty spin doctor for the tobacco lobby. That outing netted rave reviews from critics across the country. Reitman followed it up with Juno (2007), a comedy drama about an teenage girl (Ellen Page) forced to grow up very quickly when she must contend with an unplanned pregnancy after a tryst with a classmate (Michael Cera). The film opened to glowing reviews, and garnered a number of year-end accolades including a Best Director nomination by the Academy for Reitman's work on the project. Reitman's third feature, the comedy/drama Up in the Air starrring George Clooney, again earned glowing reviews, garnering Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations from both the Hollywood Foreign Press (where he won the Screenplay award) and the Academy, with nods from the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild as well. Reviews for Reitman's fourth film Young Adult (which found the director re-teaming with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody), were a bit more mixed, and though the film wasn't bestowed any major awards, viewers capable of embracing its off-kilter tone were treated to a surprisingly mature drama about a disturbingly immature woman.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Screenwriter 2020
60% The Front Runner Screenwriter Producer Director 2018
86% Tully Producer Director 2018
53% Demolition Executive Producer $1.7M 2016
93% Whiplash Executive Producer 2014
33% Men, Women & Children Screenwriter Director Producer $0.6M 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
35% Labor Day Director Producer Screenwriter $13.4M 2014
37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Screenwriter $22.6M 2013
77% Jeff Who Lives at Home Producer $4.3M 2012
80% Young Adult Director Screenwriter Producer $16.3M 2011
40% Ceremony Executive Producer $22.2K 2011
51% Chloe Executive Producer $31.1M 2010
91% Up in the Air Producer Director Screenwriter $83.8M 2009
44% Jennifer's Body Producer $16.1M 2009
No Score Yet Don't You Forget About Me Actor 2009
94% Juno Director $143.4M 2007
86% Thank You for Smoking Screenwriter Director $24.9M 2006
No Score Yet Consent Director 2004
No Score Yet In God We Trust Director 2000
No Score Yet Premiere Films Director 1999
25% Fathers' Day Wrong Kid in Alley 1997
95% Dave Vice President's Son 1993
50% Kindergarten Cop Jason 1990
53% Ghostbusters 2 Brownstone Boy No. 2 1989
44% Twins Granger Grandson 1988
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Birthday party kid 1984
No Score Yet Up in the Air Screenwriter 1940


92% Casual
Director Executive Producer Producer 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2009
86% The Office
Director 2008


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