Exclusive: Jason Reitman Throws His Pie Chart Up in the Air


Let it never be said that Jason Reitman isn’t a good sport.

The man was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for his second film, he’s already launched several careers (including, technically, his own), and he’s on the permanent Directors to Watch List for the rest of his life. Not bad for such a short time in the industry.

Yet, even with the positive buzz coming out for his new flick Up in the Air, it seems like he’s just as famous for his twitter profile, and the circular graphing tool that he’s consistently published during his press tour.

The Pie Chart of Most Asked Questions:


That was the chart as of the day that I interviewed Reitman (October 29th), and I decided to have some fun with it. Instead of asking the usual, boring questions that have clearly been retread as much as 83 times, I decided to take the one word or two word codes for each entry and base my questions off of those. Even though he’s a talented director, and I’m a complete moron, Reitman was magnanimous enough to play along.

The results were some interesting answers from Reitman and the first ever Question About the Pie Chart (of which there are apparently now 17). Never let it be said that Reitman isn’t a good sport, and never let it be said that I’m not a trendsetter.


Up in the Air opens December 4th in theaters not near you and on December 25th in theaters near you.

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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