|Jason Reitman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||October 19, 1977|
Jason Reitman is a talented and successful Canadian Grammy Award-winning film director, screenwriter, and film producer. As a director, he has worked on films like Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult, Labor Day, Tully, and The Front Runner. He has also written screenplays for films like Men, Women & Children. He has a degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Jason is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 200k followers on Twitter.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jason Reitman passed out from Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California in 1995. Then, Jason attended Skidmore College and initially thought of majoring in pre-med studies, but changed his mind and took a transfer to the University of Southern California (USC) to study English/Creative Writing.
Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer
- Father – Ivan Reitman (Director) (Died in February 2022)
- Mother – Geneviève Robert (Actress)
- Siblings – Catherine Reitman (Younger Sister) (Actress, Producer, Writer), Caroline Reitman (Younger Sister) (Nurse)
- Others – Ladislav “Leslie” Reitman (Paternal Grandfather), Gustav Reitman (Paternal Great Grandfather), Cecelia/Cecilia Hochberger (Paternal Great Grandmother), Klara/Clara Raab/Rab (Paternal Grandmother)
Jason Reitman is managed by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jason Reitman has dated –
- Michele Lee (2000-2014) – In 2000, Jason began a relationship with his next-door neighbor and writer Michele Lee. They co-wrote a comedic short titled Consent in 2004. They got married and have a daughter named Josephine Reitman (b. 2006). However, their marriage started to fail after 10 years of living together, and Reitman filed for divorce in June 2011. Their divorce got finalized in 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his father’s side and is of French-Canadian descent on his mother’s side.
Best Known For
Directing numerous films like Thank You for Smoking (2005), Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Young Adult (2011)
In 1988, he made his theatrical film debut in the crime-comedy film Twins as Granger Grandson.
First TV Show
In 2002, he made his first TV show appearance as ‘Himself’ on the documentary series Life and Times.
Jason Reitman Favorite Things
- Films – Election (1999), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Harold and Maude (1971), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Shampoo (1975), Taxi Driver (1976), and The Conversation (1974)
- Fitness App – GrubHub
- Instagram Feed – @stephen.shore
- Part Of Filmmaking Process – Watching his own film with an audience and watching them laugh
- Part Of Directing – Editing
Jason Reitman Facts
- He stated that as a child, he felt like “a loser,” was “a movie geek,” and was “shy”.
- He participated in high jump events in high school and was coached by Occidental College Hall-of-Famer Phil Sweeney.
- Growing up, Jason did small acting parts in his father’s films in the late 1980s and also served as a production assistant while learning the trait in the editing rooms of his father’s films.
- Jason frequently works with actors J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott, and Jason Bateman; and screenwriter Diablo Cody.
- Most of his films start with a very self-confident character/protagonist that later begins to rethink about their lives and responsibilities.
- In the opening title sequence of Thank You for Smoking (2005), Jason’s credit is accompanied by the text “Est’d 1977” indicating his birth year.
- He is a frequent visitor of Los Angeles Steakhouse STK, much like actors Jason Sarayba and Channing Tatum.
- He has directed many actors that have received Oscar nominations for their performances, such as, Ellen Page, George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick.
- One of the best advice that he has ever received is from his father who told the night before filming Thank You for Smoking (2005) that, “Always remember: it’s not your job to be funny. Your barometer for comedy is nowhere as good as your barometer for truth”.
- He likes to tell original stories, especially those about women.
- Jason has dual citizenship of Canada and the United States.
- He describes his political views as libertarian.
- Most-niche app that he depends on is Artemis Pro director’s Viewfinder.
- The person, he FaceTime most often is with his daughter.
- His most-listened-to track is Bob Dylan’s When I Paint My Masterpiece.
- What inspires him about filmmaking are films like Cold Weather (2010).
- He has written the screenplays for films like Men, Women & Children (2014), Labor Day (2013), Up in the Air (2009), and Thank You for Smoking (2005), among others.
- Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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