Jason Bateman has appeared in tons of comedies over his career. This is even though he often plays the stickler, so is one of the comedies he starred in?
Jason Bateman is not in The Hangover. The stars of the film are Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. Jason Bateman has sometimes been mistaken for Ed Helms. The same can be said of Jason Sudeikis. Bateman is most widely known for playing Micahel Bluth in Arrested Development. Sudeikis, Helms, and Bateman were all in Mumford & Sons music video.
Scroll down to read more about who was in The Hangover, Jason Bateman’s link to the cast of The Hangover, and the Mumford & Sons music video he was in.
The Hangover’s Cast
If Jason Bateman wasn’t in the hangover, then who exactly was? As we mentioned above, the three main characters were Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis.
Before the three of them starred in The Hangover, they weren’t exactly A-list actors. For the most part, they all played supporting roles but as the wolfpack they all became leads.
Ed Helms was playing minor roles in different comedies and half of them were uncredited or deleted. He finally managed to land a larger role in the third season of The Office in 2006 as Andy Bernard.
Still, Helms didn’t become a big star until he was in the hugely successful comedy The Hangover.
Much the same can be said about Zach Galifianakis who was again playing minor or supporting roles. At one point he did host a VH1 TV show called Late World With Zach but it was canceled due to poor ratings.
As the host of the show, it may have been the first time he met Bradley Cooper. Galifianakis also hosted Between Two Ferns starting in 2008 but it didn’t earn its cult following until after The Hangover.
The most successful of the group was probably Bradley Cooper who has a lot of supporting or antagonist roles in films. He also became well-known for his role as Will Tippin on the TV show Alias.
However, it was still The Hangover that skyrocketed Cooper to the fame and success he now has.
The Hangover wasn’t only responsible for launching these three careers to superstardom. It was also responsible for helping Ken Jeong with his success too.
You can watch the ‘Top Ten The Hangover Moments’ from Movieclips Trailers in the below video.
Jason Bateman’s Connection to The Hangover
Even though Jason Bateman is roughly the same age as the men who were the main cast in The Hangover, he was a household name well before the film was released in 2009. Bateman had been acting since he was a kid.
He actually appeared on Little House on the Prarie back in the early 1980s. By the time The Hangover was released everyone knew who Jason Bateman was.
Bateman starred in the television show Arrested Development from 2003 to 2006. Then was one of the stars of films like The Ex, Juno, and Hancock.
In 2009 when The Hangover was released Bateman starred in both Extract and Couples Retreat. So does he have any connection to the film at all?
Not really no. He doesn’t even have much of a connection to the cast.
Well, that’s with the exception of Ed Helms. Helms appeared in three episodes of Arrested Development as a character named James Carr.
Ed Helms and Jason Bateman have appeared in one other thing together too.
Mumford and Sons Music Video
In 2013, Ed Helms and Jason Bateman appeared onscreen together in a way that many may not have expected. They were in the music video for Mumford & Sons song ‘Hopeless Wanderer.’
The song was from Mumford & Sons’ 2012 album titled Babel. Jason Sudeikis also appeared in the music video.
Many think that Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Ed Helms could all be brothers because they look so much alike.
Jason Bateman has appeared in at least two films with Sudeikis. Those were the Horrible Bosses films which many said were trying to be like The Hangover.
Either way, these three are fantastic at imitating the members of Mumford & Sons in the music video for Hopeless Wanderer. And as an added bonus, Will Forte also appears in the music video lugging around a cello.
Unlike Jason Bateman, Will Forte has appeared on shows that both Galifianakis and Helms have appeared. Shows like Kroll Show, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Drunk History.