How Once a Child Actor Acedamy Winning Director Pulled Jason Bateman up From a Downhill Career

How Once a Child Actor Acedamy Winning Director Pulled Jason Bateman up From a Downhill Career

Jason Bateman has managed to be the IT guy for not one but two generations. His performance in Netflix’s Ozark will forever be a pivotal pop culture moment for many of us. And for others, it will be his performance in Arrested Development or movies such as Teen Wolf Too. The actor started with a cereal commercial and end up spending most of his childhood days auditioning, learning lines, and being on set. 

But the loss of the magical childhood days takes a toll on many actors, Bateman was one of them. Furthermore, as soon as Bateman was beginning to rise as a teen idol he got a taste of parties and alcohol. And this started his downfall. For many years there were few if any good performances by Jason Bateman. And the masses had deemed this as a case of another fallen child actor. This would have been true had it not been for the Arrested Development director.

Jason Bateman owes Arrested Development director big time

Bateman may be drowning in awards and praises now but during most of his 20s, many deemed him to be a lost cause because of his party ways. However, the Arrested Development director believed in Bateman and gave us what would become a fan-favorite show. Bateman and Ron Howard have quite a few similarities. Both of them were child actors and have families in the industry.

Ron Haward made his debut at the mere age of one with Frontier Woman. However, after giving more performances in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, Haward soon discovered that his true calling was to be a director. And we are glad he did because if it weren’t for him, Jason Bateman’s career slump would have lasted longer.

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Arrested Development has brought the director an Emmy award and for the actor, unprecedented fame. After the 2003 show, Jason Bateman became steady on his feet.

And again hit the jackpot with Ozark on Netflix. “It was just really, really nice to be able to have him be a mentor and a friend and then obviously such a huge part of what a career-defining job for me was on Arrested Development,” Bateman expressed his gratitude.

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Following his recovery from alcoholism, the actor has only soared higher up when it comes to success and also human growth. You can watch Jason Bateman’s path-breaking performance in Arrested Development on Netflix.

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