Jason Reitman

Filmmakers

Jason R. Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is a Canadian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2005), with Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J.K. Simmons, and Robert Duvall; Juno (2007), with Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney and Simmons; Up in the Air (2009), with George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Danny McBride; and Young Adult (2011), with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt.

He has received one Grammy Award, one Golden Globe, and four Academy Award nominations, two of which were for Best Director. Reitman is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. He is the son of director Ivan Reitman, best known for directing Ghostbusters (1984), with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Jason is directing the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021), with Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd, plus returning cast members from the previous films.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Twins (1988) – directed by Ivan Reitman – actor
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) – directed by Ivan Reitman – actor
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990) – directed by Ivan Reitman – actor
  • Dave (1993) – directed by Ivan Reitman – actor
  • Father’s Day (1997)* – directed by Ivan Reitman – actor
  • Operation (1998) – director, writer, actor – short
  • H@ (1999) – director, writer – short
  • In God We Trust (2000) – director, writer, actor – short
  • Gulp (2001) – director, writer, actor – short
  • Uncle Sam (2002) – director, writer – documentary short
  • Consent (2004) – director, writer – actor
  • Thank You for Smoking (2005) – director, writer
  • Juno (2007)* – director
  • Up in the Air (2009)* – director, co-writer, producer
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009) – directed by Karyn Kusama
  • Chloe (2009) – directed by Atom Egoyan – executive producer
  • Ceremony (2010) – directed by Max Winkler – executive producer
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011) – directed by Jay & Mark Duplass – producer
  • Young Adult (2011) – director, producer
  • Whiplash (2013) – directed by Damien Chazelle – executive producer – short
  • Labor Day (2013) – director, writer, producer
  • Whiplash (2014) – directed by Damien Chazelle – executive producer
  • Men, Women & Children (2014) – director, writer, producer
  • Demolition (2015) – directed by Jean-Marc Vallée – executive producer
  • Roast Battle (2016) – director, producer – short
  • Tully (2018) – producer, director
  • The Front Runner (2018) – director, co-writer, producer
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) – director, co-writer