Jason Bateman started his acting career in the 1970s, and he became a huge child star. His personal and professional road was bumpy, and the glamorous veneer of success hid many troubling truths. As he transitioned awkwardly into adulthood, he faced insecurities and addictions. But Bateman not only survived—he thrived. Here are 50 facts about Jason Bateman, one of Hollywood’s nicest guys.
1. Million Dollar Babies
Enough is known now about the sad fates of many kid stars from the 1970s and 1980s to say that fame and wealth are never enough. Bateman and his sister, fellow actor Justine, were both breakout kid stars who made enough money to support their parents. As Bateman admitted later in life, that’s when the trouble started.