"I remember my dad working with me on breaking down my script and writing out a back story for my character and all that stuff."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Jason Bateman on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Jason Bateman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Jason Bateman on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Jason Bateman on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Jason Bateman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude."
"Throughout my 20s I spent a lot of time just playing and not really working, but fortunately for me I continued to get just enough work, and have a reason to wake up in the morning. I really empathize with some of my peers who had success in the early years then it dries up, and so there's no reason to get up in the morning."
"My goal is to get another 30 years out of this business. So I need to figure out the fuel to do that. And so far, I think it's respect and quality and company, not celebrity or box office or stardom. It's not a sprinter's approach. It's more like a long-distance thing. You can stick around a lot longer if you kind of slow-play it."
"I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying."
"I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default."
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