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Interview: 'Bad Words' star/director Jason Bateman fails our test, aces our profile
Jason Bateman didn’t want to star in his feature directorial debut “Bad Words,” opening Friday. He tried to find other actors to play 40-year-old Guy Trilby, who exploits a loophole in the rules to enter a kids’ spelling bee. Had the role not fit into the highly flawed-yet-endearing fool niche Bateman has carved for himself after reviving his career with “Arrested Development” (and hits like “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Thief”), he would never have taken it on.
Matt Pais, @mattpais
March 18, 2014