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    Born on September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Michael Keaton as "Riggan"

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Academy Award (2014) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2014) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Michael Keaton in the news

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Batman Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Dark Knight

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jeremy Renner's Hilarious Hawkeye Song, Tim McGraw's New 'Tomorrowland' Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Apr 29th 2015, 3:18AM

Apr 29th 2015, 3:18AM

Every Batman Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Apr 13th 2015, 2:00PM

Apr 13th 2015, 2:00PM

Michael Keaton Plays 'Batman' & 'Beetlejuice' With the 'SNL' Cast (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 6th 2015, 10:15AM

Apr 6th 2015, 10:15AM

The 15 Most Memorable Moments From the 2015 Oscars

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 22nd 2015, 10:41PM

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:41PM

​Oscars 2015: 7 Burning Questions Remain

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 17th 2015, 6:30AM

Feb 17th 2015, 6:30AM

Best of Late Night TV: Mean Tweets Music Edition, Michael Keaton's 'Birdman' Kid Theater (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Feb 3rd 2015, 2:35AM

Feb 3rd 2015, 2:35AM

'Beetlejuice 2' Could Start Shooting Later This Year (Fingers Crossed)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 19th 2015, 10:15AM

Jan 19th 2015, 10:15AM

'Birdman' Soars at Gotham Independent Film Awards

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Dec 2nd 2014, 6:30AM

Dec 2nd 2014, 6:30AM

The Trailer for 'Birdman Returns' Brings Us Back to the '90s

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 7th 2014, 11:15AM

Nov 7th 2014, 11:15AM

'Birdman' Review: Madness Meets Artistry in This Ambitious Movie

Posted by
Jason Gorber on Oct 24th 2014, 7:45AM

Oct 24th 2014, 7:45AM

Box Office: 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Soar in Limited Release

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 20th 2014, 5:00AM

Oct 20th 2014, 5:00AM

'Birdman' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About Michael Keaton's Big Comeback Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 17th 2014, 9:01AM

Oct 17th 2014, 9:01AM

Best of Late Night TV: Emma Stone's 'Box of Lies,' Pros and Cons of 'The Walking Dead' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Oct 15th 2014, 3:15AM

Oct 15th 2014, 3:15AM

Michael Keaton Facts: 29 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actor

Posted by
Jonny Black on Sep 5th 2014, 6:00AM

Sep 5th 2014, 6:00AM

The 'Birdman' Trailer Delivers a Strange, Squawky Peek at the Michael Keaton Flick (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 1st 2014, 3:00PM

Aug 1st 2014, 3:00PM

'Batman' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 23rd 2014, 11:00AM

Jun 23rd 2014, 11:00AM

'RoboCop' 2014 Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the PG-13 Reboot

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 11th 2014, 7:00AM

Feb 11th 2014, 7:00AM

'RoboCop' Preview: Meet the Future of Law Enforcement (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:00AM

Winona Ryder Plays Coy About 'Beetlejuice 2'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 19th 2013, 8:45AM

Nov 19th 2013, 8:45AM

The New 'Need for Speed' Trailer Is Earthy and Artful (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 18th 2013, 8:45AM

Nov 18th 2013, 8:45AM

Tim Burton May Direct 'Beetlejuice 2'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 22nd 2013, 5:50AM

Oct 22nd 2013, 5:50AM

'RoboCop' Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Is the Crime-Fighting Cyborg (VIDEO)

Posted by
Laura Larson on Sep 6th 2013, 7:30AM

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30AM

Michael Keaton Endorses Ben Affleck as Batman

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 29th 2013, 8:30AM

Aug 29th 2013, 8:30AM

'Mr. Mom' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 22nd 2013, 2:00PM

Jul 22nd 2013, 2:00PM

Read Then-24-Year-Old Brett Ratner's Fairly Astute Review of 'The Paper'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

'Beetlejuice' Sequel Will Only Happen With Michael Keaton

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 28th 2011, 6:30AM

Oct 28th 2011, 6:30AM

Early Edition: Michael Keaton Terrorizes Michelle Monaghan; Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyquist Go to Outer Space

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Sep 9th 2011, 4:00AM

Sep 9th 2011, 4:00AM

5 Actors Who Could Be the New 'Beetlejuice'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 7th 2011, 8:20AM

Sep 7th 2011, 8:20AM

Review: The Other Guys

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Aug 5th 2010, 6:15PM

Aug 5th 2010, 6:15PM

Interview: 7-Time Oscar Winner Will Ferrell

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Aug 5th 2010, 8:03AM

Aug 5th 2010, 8:03AM

Sylvester Stallone Blames Batman's 'Velcro Muscles' For Decline of 80s Action Heroes

Posted by
Joe Barton on Jul 22nd 2010, 11:31PM

Jul 22nd 2010, 11:31PM

Did Batman Kill the Muscular Action Hero?

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jul 21st 2010, 3:32PM

Jul 21st 2010, 3:32PM

Moviefone Minute: 'Back to the Future' News Sends Me Back to 1985!

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Jun 29th 2010, 5:00AM

Jun 29th 2010, 5:00AM

Moviefone Minute: 'Toy Story 3' Cast Interviews

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Jun 16th 2010, 5:00AM

Jun 16th 2010, 5:00AM

'Toy Story 3' Cast Interviews-Part 1 (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Jun 16th 2010, 5:00AM

Jun 16th 2010, 5:00AM

Michael Keaton: I'd Do 'Beetlejuice 2' 'In a Heartbeat'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 7th 2010, 9:51AM

Jun 7th 2010, 9:51AM

Behind the Scenes With the Stars of 'The Other Guys'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jun 4th 2010, 2:45PM

Jun 4th 2010, 2:45PM

Watch the Latest Hilarious Toy Story 3 Promo: Groovin' With Ken

Posted by
Pete Stanton on May 31st 2010, 11:50PM

May 31st 2010, 11:50PM

Is 2010 Michael Keaton's Comeback Year?

Posted by
John Gholson on Apr 13th 2010, 7:32AM

Apr 13th 2010, 7:32AM

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