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Jason Bateman Birthday: Juno, Horrible Bosses, The Gift – 5 Movies the Prove That the Actor Can Make Any Genre Work in His Favour

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Jason Bateman Birthday: Juno, Horrible Bosses, The Gift – 5 Movies the Prove That the Actor Can Make Any Genre Work in His Favour

Jason Bateman needs no introduction but since it’s his birthday, we would like t talk a little about him. He has made his fans laugh, cry and feel many more such emotions with his films. The actor kickstarted her career with actin on television shows. He was first seen in  Little House on the Prairie back in the 1980s and went on work in television for a couple of years. He bagged his first film in 2004 when he appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. He already had a fan following who liked to see the actor on television but films only expanded his fandom. He went on to work in films like Teen Wolf Too, The Break-Up, Hancock, Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract, The Switch, Office Christmas Party and more. He outshined in each film and made some characters absolutely loveable. Clue: Emmy Awardee Jason Bateman in Talks to Direct and Star in Ryan Reynolds Movie.

Not just acting, Bateman added another feather to his hat. He turned director with the black comedy Bad Words. He also starred and directed the Netflix crime drama series Ozark after that. He bagged a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2019 and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the show. He worked as a director and had a recurring role in the HBO miniseries The Outsider as well. The Girls I’ve Been: Millie Bobby Brown to Star As the Lead in Upcoming Netflix Series Based on Tess Sharpe’s Novel.

In all these years of entertaining the audience, Bateman gave his fans some really iconic roles. And as the actor turns 52 today, we decided to take a look at all hard work he has put into making a character come alive and list 5 best of his roles. From playing a boneheaded sports commentator in Dodgeball to scaring the hell out us in The Gift, here are a few roles excellently played out by Bateman.

Pepper Brooks, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Even though he essayed a smaller role in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, it was one of the funniest characters he played. He stayed the role of a dimwit commentator, Pepper Brooks who appeared on the fictional channel named ESPN8: The “Ocho”.  He and Cotton McKnight (Gary Cole) discuss the dodgeball tournament and make you laugh till the end.

Jason Bateman in Dodegball: A True Underdog Story (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Mark Loring, Juno (2007)

Juno showed Bateman in the titular role of a married man who tries adopts Juno’s unborn child. Ellen Page essayed the role of Juno MacGuff and Bateman was paired with Jennifer Garner, who essayed the role of his wife. The story revolved around the trouble Juno and the couple has to go to adopt the kid and Bateman’s performance was so moving that it is considered as one of his best performances.

Jason Bateman in Juno (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Nick Hendricks, Horrible Bosses (2011, 2014)

The Horrible Bosses films are one of the funniest franchise films. Bateman’s character Nick Hendricks along with his friends Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) and Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) contrive to help one another murder their respective bosses.  They set on the aforementioned mission which resulted in a darkly funny movie. Bateman’s chemistry with Day and Sudeikis was off-beat and we are sure there is no other trio as good as them.

Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Simon, The Gift (2015)

We all enjoy seeing Jason in comedy roles but nothing beats his performance in this horror-thriller. In The Gift, Bateman’s character Simon and his wife Robyn’s (Rebecca Hall) life turns upside down when Simon’s old classmate Gordo (Joel Edgerton) enters their lives. Things get ugly and there are some scenes in the film that give you the goosebumps. Hats off to Bateman to be able to pull of such a role with such ease.

Jason Bateman in The Gift (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Nick Wilde, Zootopia (2016)

This is by far the most loved role played by Bateman. In Zootopia, Bateman plays Nick Wilde who is a street-smart fox. He sets on a fun adventure with Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) which is a delight to watch. Bateman’s voiceover fits just perfectly with the character’s personality and you actually can imagine him as this sly fox, doing all the witty and gooft stuff.

Jason Bateman in Zootopia (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Jason Bateman can mould himself into any character and that is one of his best qualities as an actor.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 14, 2021 09:20 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Mission Frontline: Rana Daggubati Feels Discovery+ Documentary Show on India’s Border Security Force Is a Tribute to Grit of Our Jawans

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Mission Frontline: Rana Daggubati Feels Discovery+ Documentary Show on India’s Border Security Force Is a Tribute to Grit of Our Jawans

Actor Rana Daggubati says working on the documentary, Mission Frontline, has given him a perspective on what goes into guarding our frontiers. The upcoming documentary highlights the life of jawans of the Border Security Force. “India’s Border Security Force – or the country’s first line of defense has no holidays, no breaks and no breathers. If it isn’t for those brave-hearts always on their toes, our nation stands at risk. I feel grateful to have been able to meet them, live with them and train with them,” Rana said. Cheer Haran Trailer: Jaideep Ahlawat Is Excited About Upcoming Documentary on Haryana’s Jat Reservation Andolan of 2016

“As a civilian and countryman, this experience gave me perspective on what goes into guarding our frontiers, 24/7. These Jawans are our lifeline, our guarantee to sovereignty, and they’re the true heroes,” the actor added. “Going by what I experienced in Jaisalmer, Mission Frontline is a tribute to those Jawans’ grit and spirit, with the intention to drive home some inspiration and gratitude for our defense forces, whose service we often take for granted,” he shared. Crip Camp Wins Best Feature Honour at IDA Documentary Awards 2021

Rana Daggubati in Discovery+ Mission Frontline:

In the episode, Rana will be seen experiencing the life of a BSF Jawan and live with them at the Murar Post, Jaisalmer. He will be seen performing several tasks, including physical training routines and running drills. Rana will also be trained to use weapons, patrolling on camel and riding sand scooters. The documentary will premiere on discovery+ on January 21.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 11:45 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Laxmmi Bomb Actor Sharad Kelkar To Turn Narrator for Disney+ Hotstar Animated Series, the Legend of Hanuman

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Laxmmi Bomb Actor Sharad Kelkar To Turn Narrator for Disney+ Hotstar Animated Series, the Legend of Hanuman

Actor Sharad Kelkar has taken up the role of a narrator for the upcoming animated series, The Legend Of Hanuman. “Most of us have grown up either listening to tales of Lord Hanuman or watching it on television. Interestingly, we know little about his formative years. The Legend Of Hanuman is a visually rich tale of the god who forgot who he was, and believed he was just a ‘vaanara‘,” Sharad said. Sharad Kelkar in Laxmii, Nora Fatehi in Street Dancer, Harshvardhan Kapoor in AK vs AK and More – 20 ‘Scene-Stealers’ of Hindi Cinema in 2020!

“As a sootradhar, it’s my privilege to lend my voice in a way that ties that story together; it’s been a truly unique experience. I think this story will inspire people to believe that true measure of a being is not defined by power, but from faith, courage and compassion,” he added.

The series will bring forward the life and journey of Lord Hanuman, and chronicle the war between the forces of good and evil.

The mythological animation series has been directed by Jeevan J. Kang and Navin John, with lead writers Sharad Devarajan, Sarwat Chaddha, Ashwin Pande and Arshad Syed.

The 13-episode series will release on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on January 29 in seven languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada.

“For the first time, the grandeur of the epic world of Hanuman and the mythical beings of Gods, demons, forest creatures, spirits and anthropomorphic clans, will be visualised through high quality animation, creating an animated event that we hope will transcend ages and speak to all generations who have held this hero in our hearts,” said Sharad Devarajan, co-founder at Graphic India, producers of the show.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 10:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Akshay Oberoi: This Profession Can Knock You Down Multiple Times

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Akshay Oberoi has been a part of Bollywood for almost a decade now. He agrees that the acting profession is difficult and can knock down people multiple times. In his decade long journey in Hindi cinema, Akshay has starred in films such as “Pizza”, “Gurgaon” and “Kaalakaandi“. He has also made a name for himself in the digital space, with web projects like “The Test Case”, “Hum Tum And Them” and “Flesh”. Akshay Oberoi: Thought Versatility Is Something That I Should Focus On

Talking about the industry being a brutal place, as it defines an actor on the basis of hits and misses, Akshay told IANS: “It is brutal but that is the industry world over. It’s not just Bollywood. In any cinematic industry, this is the way it works. It is an art made for commerce. So, if your part is not done well you don’t have any takers.” Jaane Tu… Yaa Jaane Na Actor and Aamir Khan’s Nephew Imran Khan Has Quit Acting, Confirms His Friend Akshay Oberoi

“It is tough to get the next gig and that has been going since the beginning of time, beginning of star structure, beginning of cinema itself. I think it will be unreasonable to expect that it would be very easy for somebody to come from outside and break into a very tightly-knit industry,” he added.

Akshay said that he knew it would not a “cakewalk” for him, when he entered the world of films. “With me, I may have thought I would make it faster than I did but I didn’t come in thinking it would be a cakewalk. This profession can knock you down multiple times. The rejection and failure ratio is skewed. You have to learn at a young age to face that rejection and if you can’t do it then you better do something else, because this is a difficult job,” he summed up.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 10:31 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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