History Creator / MichaelKeaton

9th Oct '17 11:17:58 AM dlchen145
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Michael Keaton (b. September 5, 1951--) is an American actor, director, producer, singer/songwriter and comedian whose blue eyes will burn into your soul. Nah, he's actually a pretty easy goin' guy.

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Michael Keaton (b. (born Michael John Douglas, September 5, 1951--) 1951) is an American actor, director, producer, singer/songwriter and comedian whose blue eyes will burn into your soul. Nah, he's actually a pretty easy goin' guy.
16th Sep '17 1:14:51 AM BeastC
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15th Jul '17 4:15:53 PM Saveelich
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He made a '''major''' comeback with the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', with people calling it "the best movie of 2014", and saying Keaton should have gotten the Oscar for "Best Actor." In fact, it was nominated for ''nine'' Oscars, with Keaton getting a nom for "Best Actor;" the film has won ''over a hundred awards'', including the Best Picture Oscar. He cemented his comeback with a leading role in ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' the following year, which also won the Best Picture Oscar.

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He made a '''major''' comeback with the critically acclaimed ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', with many people calling it "the the best movie of 2014", 2014, and saying Keaton should have gotten the Oscar for "Best Actor." Best Actor. In fact, it was nominated for ''nine'' Oscars, with Keaton getting a nom for "Best Actor;" the film has won ''over a hundred awards'', including the Best Picture Oscar. He cemented his comeback with a leading role in ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' the following year, which also won the Best Picture Oscar.
15th Jul '17 9:30:12 AM ngh93
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15th Jul '17 9:26:12 AM ngh93
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An American actor, director, producer, singer/songwriter and comedian whose blue eyes will burn into your soul. Nah, he's actually a pretty easy goin' guy.

Born in 1951, his real name is Michael John Douglas, but since there was already a [[Creator/MichaelDouglas Michael Douglas]] in the Screen Actors Guild, which doesn't permit doubles on its rolls, he chose to use the last name of Keaton partly due to Creator/BusterKeaton and partly because he heard the name and thought it sounded good (he has never legally changed his name, though).

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An Michael Keaton (b. September 5, 1951--) is an American actor, director, producer, singer/songwriter and comedian whose blue eyes will burn into your soul. Nah, he's actually a pretty easy goin' guy.

Born in 1951, his His real name is Michael John Douglas, but since there was already a [[Creator/MichaelDouglas Michael Douglas]] in the Screen Actors Guild, which doesn't permit doubles on its rolls, he chose to use the last name of Keaton partly due to Creator/BusterKeaton and partly because he heard the name and thought it sounded good (he has never legally changed his name, though).
3rd Jul '17 8:36:11 PM PaulA
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!!Tropes that apply to Michael Keaton:
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Oh ''yes''. Had a bit of a scandal during the filming for "A Merry Gentleman", resulting in him [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/michael-keaton-cant-kill-lawsuit-606522 being sued]] for not hiring an editor during the production of the film, abandoning the editing in Santa Monica to go fly fishing in Montana and he "had a stand-off with producers at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival when it looked as though his cut of the film wouldn't be screened."
** Actually, this is apparently not true - there is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5tcJAxn2vE video of him showing up at Sundance]] and making a specific point to thank ''everyone'' involved with the movie.
** An [[http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8157339/qa-batman-beetlejuice-star-michael-keaton-mister-rogers-fly-fishing-roles-turned-more interview with Keaton]] began thusly: "When I show up at Amelia's Espresso & Panini in Santa Monica at 9:15 a.m. ó 15 minutes before our prearranged time ó Michael Keaton is already waiting, his New York Times mostly read, two-thirds of his first latte gone. Despite its precious-sounding name, the café has a mom-and-pop quality to it; after I get my cappuccino, the genial owner sees I'm sitting with Keaton and throws me a well-worn: 'You're hanging with this guy? If I'd known that I'd have charged you double Ö '"
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of his characters are this, and so is he in real life. Some gems come from his Twitter:
--> "Scientists AMAZINGLY say-BILLIONS of earth-like planets in the Milky Way. 7 of them have Starbucks & they found a pair of Dockers on another."
--> "[=NYTimes=]-Astronomers discover HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of planets--23 of them get Oprah. 161 "watch" Ice Road Truckers"."
--> "Tweet from my horse- no joke.a first anywhere?" (and then a few moments later) "At a full gallop while enjoying a lovely if spicey fusili bolegnese btw"
* HiddenDepths: He [[http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/michael-keatons-dark-memories-of-batman-and-shining-love-for-beetlejuice/ originally wanted to be a journalist]], and he's known for being one of the most [[GentlemanAndAScholar well-spoken, polite, intelligent men in Hollywood]]. Even people who don't like his movies agree that he's a great guy.
** He said he doesn't like watching his own movies because "When you hear yourself doing that thing or using this trick, you really start to dislike yourself. I always felt like if I made a movie every year or something that people would get bored to death with me. I assumed people are like me, and I get bored with me."
*** He later commented, "Itís great to make your own choices but thereís a price to pay. I couldíve made more money or been more famous. I could be the current groovy guy. You donít want to lose your status, but I was never willing to preserve it by doing things I didnít want to do. I put myself in a position where the studios were saying, ĎItís not obvious what we should do with him.í Iím not calling them stupid. Itís not their job to figure out where to put me. Hey, itís a business. They know I make X amount of money when I play a certain guy, so they want me to play that guy, whoever he is. But my take is: Iíve done that, and if I do it again Iíll end up blowing my brains out. I always thought that was smart. I never wanted to play the short game."
** He's written [[http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9689303/actor-michael-keaton-birth-pittsburgh-pirates-fan several]] [[http://www.bahighlife.com/News-And-Blogs/Notes-From-A-Traveller/Notes-from-a-traveller-Michael-Keaton.html articles]] about things from sports to his love of traveling.
* PrematurelyBald: Both he and his son have receding hairlines (Keaton moreso than his son).
** And by extension - BaldOfAwesome. He's not quite there yet, but he's definitely awesome.
3rd Jul '17 8:34:46 PM PaulA
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* LargeHam: [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]], naturally. Also, his role as [[Film/NeedForSpeed Monarch]], although not that much apparent at first, fits the bill. Just listen to him go wild at the film's last 20 minutes.
3rd Jul '17 5:54:46 PM Fireblood
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* NeverLiveItDown: Two words: "[[Film/HiddenFigures Hidden]] Film/{{Fences}}".
21st Jun '17 3:27:30 PM Exxolon
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->''"I'm just shocked and thankful that I've gotten away with everything - experimenting here, trying at this, failing at that, being good in some things, not so good in others. It's kind of amazing that people are still sticking by me. When they come up to me in the street, I just want to write them all cheques."''
29th Jan '17 9:46:50 AM Kartoonkid95
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* NeverLiveItDown: Two words: "[[Film/HiddenFigures Hidden]] Film/{{Fences}}".
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