07:55 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 10/15/2009 02:20PM
As a former child star, Jason Bateman can appreciate the idea of running an acting career like you would a marathon.
"My goal is to get another 30 years out of this business," Bateman, 40, says in the latest issue of Men's Health. "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 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."
Of course, with decades in the spotlight, he's no stranger to a fast Hollywood lifestyle, and though he's embraced responsibility for the sake of his wife and their daughter, he still knows how to have fun – though he knows now to rein himself in.
Originally posted 07/08/2009 01:25PM
Jason Bateman can truly claim the title of Comeback Kid – given there's been much for him to come back from.
Once upon a time, he tells the August issue of Details, his life "was like [the movie] Risky Business. My parents were out of town, they left me a bunch of money, the car, and the house, and I didn't know when they were coming home."
The former child star, now 40, says he spent the '90s in a haze of liquor and drugs after working on numerous sitcoms and films all through the previous decade. It took an ultimatum from his wife, Amanda, to turn him around.
Originally posted 05/11/2009 03:15PM
Jason Bateman is not one to kiss and tell. But the actor, who stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Baster, gives his costar a thumbs-up when it comes to their smooching scenes.
Ever the gentleman, when asked how it felt making out with Aniston while the two were shooting in New York, Bateman said with a chuckle, "It felt ... It was a good scene, I'll say that. It was a good scene."
Originally posted 10/30/2006 02:25PM
Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, welcomed their first child, a girl, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 06/13/2006 01:50PM
Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, are expecting their first child – a girl due this fall – Bateman's rep, Cara Tripicchio, has confirmed to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/01/2005 03:00PM
Arrested Development star Jason Bateman had throat surgery to remove a benign polyp on Tuesday, his publicist said.
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