Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman (born 19 October 1977 in Montreal ) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.

Life and career

The son of Ivan Reitman gained his first experience in the film business with small roles in the films of his father. Jason Reitman attended Harvard - Westlake School and the University of Southern California. In 1998, he turned with surgery his first short film. Later, the award-winning short films In God We Trust ( 2000) and Consent (2004) followed.

2005 supplied with Reitman Thank You for Smoking his feature film debut from. The satire earned him the 2006 award for Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review a. In 2007, the rotated by him was published drama Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner in the lead roles, with which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. At the Cinema for Peace Gala 2008, Reitman was honored with the Cinema for Peace Award 2008 for Most Valuable Work of Director, Producer and Screenwriter along with screenwriter Diablo Cody for the film Juno.

Reitman's third feature film Up in the Air had its world premiere in September 2009 at the Toronto Film Festival. The tragicomedy about a convinced Single & Miles collector ( played by George Clooney ) who is employed as a successful employee at a consulting firm, was awarded the 2009 National Board of Review. In addition, Reitman and co-writer Sheldon Turner received the script for the Golden Globe Award and the British Academy Film Award. Reitman has also been honored with Academy Award nominations in the categories of Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay.


  • 2005: Thank You for Smoking
  • 2007: Juno
  • 2009: Up in the Air
  • 2011: Young Adult
  • 2013: Labor Day