Rushmore was the first script Jason had ever read.
Jason left Phantom Planet to film the show Cracking Up. He then joined a new band, Coconut Records.
Jason graduated from the Windwood School in 1999.
For his role in Rushmore, Jason won two awards in 1999--the Lone Star Film and Television Award (Best Actor) and the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film.
Jason has lobbied for years to get a bio-pic made about the life of drummer Keith Moon. He would want to play the lead.
For his role in Marie Antoinette, Jason gained 45 pounds.
Jason appeared in P. Diddy's "It's All About the Benjamins" music video.
For his film Marie Antoinette, Jason enjoyed the horseback lessons he was forced to take more than the dance lessons.
Jason is a vegetarian.
Jason is Jewish.
His fellow band members from Phantom Planet cameoed in the film Rushmore (1998) as names in his (Max's) petition to save Latin.
He had to stand on boxes in a scene in Rushmore (1998) in order to be the same height as his teacher, Ms. Cross.
Jason: (describing 'Rushmore')
Jason: Logic plus logic equals the illogical. Do you know what I mean?
Jason: I believe in not over thinking things too much. When the right thing comes along, you really don't have a choice.
Jason: I have never stopped playing music.
Jason: It's funny that people think because you don't have a movie or record out, you disappear into a frozen chamber someplace. They think you're dead when you're not in the public eye.
Jason: Every actor I ever meet goes, 'Ultimately I plan on having my own company and write and direct,' but yes, I too would love to write and direct a movie. I want to do a play, too. I want to do it all.
Jason (On wearing period costumes in "Marie Antoinette"): I just had to learn to accept that and know that I couldn't move the way that I personally move in my day-to-day life in those costumes. If I tried to go against them, it just didn't work. But if you go with the flow of the costumes, they're all right.
Jason: In one sentence, I'd describe myself as indescribable. But, I wouldn't end it with a period. I'd end it with three dots.
Jason (On actor Jason Segal): I can't stop cracking up around that guy. He's unbeatably funny. Sometimes they'd have to cut because we'd just be talking and just looking at each other. I'd look in his eyes and I'd just start cracking up. I'd just see him laughing in his eyes and I'd lose it! 'Cause I'm a crackup. I'm not a very hard man to make laugh.
Jason (On Jim Carey's "The Cable Guy"): That is one of the greatest movies ever made! It's genius! It's one of the only DVDs I own.
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