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Michael Keaton [12]


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Born:September 5, 1951 (68)
Filmography Rating:7.83 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.25 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.32 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.62%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Mr. Mom [1983](32) => Jack
Beetlejuice [1988](37) => Beetlejuice
Batman [1989](38) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Batman Returns [1992](41) => Batman / Bruce Wayne
My Life [1993](42) => Bob Jones
Much Ado About Nothing [1993](42) => Dogberry
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection [2003](52) => Johnny Dangerously
Toy Story 3 [2010](59) => Ken (voice)
Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 2 [2012](61) => Ken (voice)
RoboCop [2014](63) => Raymond Sellars
Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017](66) => Adrian Toomes / Vulture
Dumbo [2019](68) => V. A. Vandevere

Trivia that mentions this person:
Batman [1989]
  • Kim Basinger is only a few inches shorter than Michael Keaton. To make Keaton appear taller, she wears flat heels or is in stocking feet in all the scenes in which they are standing next to each other.
  • Michael Keaton worked out for two months to prepare for the role, and learned kickboxing from his stunt double, [?] David Lea. Keaton performed most of the fights himself, and one of the few scenes in which Lea stood in for him is during the fight in the alley with the swordsman.
  • Adam West (the star of the TV series "Batman") wanted to play Batman, but Michael Keaton was given the role after getting the nod from Bob Kane, the creator of the original Batman comic strip.
    Batman Begins [2005]
  • Katie Holmes has played alongside two actors who've portrayed Batman. Christian Bale in this film, and Michael Keaton in First Daughter.
    Batman Forever [1995]
  • Tom Hanks was the first choice to replace Michael Keaton as Batman.
    Beetlejuice [1988]
  • Michael Keaton spent only two weeks filming his part in the film. His character only appears in 17.5 minutes of the film's entire 92-minute running time.
  • This is Michael Keaton's favorite film of his own.
  • The only cast member who would initially commit to the project was Geena Davis. Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, and Sylvia Sidney all said no at least once. Producer [?] David Geffen convinced Michael Keaton's manager to convince Michael to meet with director Tim Burton. Once Michael said yes, Tim Burton personally called Sylvia Sidney and begged her to do the movie, and he flew out to meet with Catherine O'Hara to convince her as well.
    Ghostbusters [1984]
  • Michael Keaton turned down both the roles of Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Egon Spengler.
    My Life [1993]
  • The book that Michael Keaton reads to his son is Green Eggs and Ham by [?] Dr Seuss.
    The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993]
  • Jack makes his first lengthy appearance in Beetle Juice on top of Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton)'s carousel hat towards the end when Beetlejuice rises out of the floor, after summoned by Lydia (Winona Ryder). Although this was Jack's longer appearance, he actually first appeared in Tim Burton's Vincent, in minute 4:45, even if it is a very brief appearance.
    Toy Story 3 [2010]
  • Ken's line, "Take him to the libary", after capturing Buzz was an intentional mispronunciation as an improvisation by Michael Keaton. The director liked it so much he kept it in the film.
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [2005]
  • Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka. Marilyn Manson also badly wanted the part.
    RoboCop [2014]
  • Hugh Laurie was in talks to play the role of Raymond Sellars, but contract negotiations broke down between him and the film's producers. Clive Owen was seriously considered as a replacement before Michael Keaton was cast.
    Community: Season 6 [2015]
  • During the gala in the episode {Modern Espionage}, the gang uses code names based on the names of actors who have played Batman: Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Adam West, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Voice of Diedrich Bader. The code they use to talk to the group at large is "Belfry", which is based on the phrase "bat in a belfry."
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016]
  • Ben Affleck is seventeen months older than Christian Bale, marking the first time the actor taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne is older than the actor who last played the role in a live action movie since the modern movie sequence started in 1989. In all other Batman roles since, the actor succeeding the role has been younger than the actor who previously played the character. Val Kilmer took the role from Michael Keaton and he is eight years younger. George Clooney, who is eighteen months younger, took the role from Kilmer. Bale is thirteen years younger than Clooney. The FIRST (and only OTHER) time this happened was in 1949, when Robert Lowery took over the role from [?] Lewis Wilson, who played Batman in 1943.
    The LEGO Batman Movie [2017]
  • Batman's line in the beginning action scene, "You want to get nuts? Let's get nuts!" is a reference to the 1989 Batman movie where Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne says this line to the Joker.
    The LEGO Movie [2014]
  • Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale at one point were considered to reprise the role of Batman. Emma Stone and Robert Downey Jr. were considered for the leading roles. Denzel Washington was considered to voice Vitruvius.
    Kong: Skull Island [2017]
  • Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were originally attached to the film, but both had to drop out, due to scheduling conflicts. John C. Reilly took over Keaton's role, while Samuel L. Jackson replaced Simmons.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017]
  • Mark Hamill wanted to play Vulture if Michael Keaton turned the part down.
  • Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared as characters in different Batman franchises. James Gordon and Bruce Wayne/Batman, respectively.
  • Michael Keaton said the only research he did for his role as the Vulture was talking with his friend's two daughters who knew the character from the comics.
    Justice League [2017]
  • In one scene, Alfred (Jeremy Irons) says to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), "One misses the days when one's biggest concerns were exploding wind-up penguins." This is a reference to Batman Returns, where Batman (Michael Keaton) goes up against Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the Penguin (Danny DeVito) who had an army of penguins wearing exploding rockets with a plot to destroy Gotham City. The composer of Justice League, Danny Elfman, also composed the original Batman & Batman Returns musical scores and he utilizes parts of them in this film.
    Ready Player One [2018]
  • Michael Keaton was considered for J.D. Halliday.
    Incredibles 2 [2018]
  • Pixar's Bud Luckey did not get to record any lines for Rick Dicker before passing away four months prior to the film's release, and he had been replaced by Jonathan Banks (he was announced to be taking over the role a month before Luckey's death). This made Rick Dicker the second Pixar character to be voiced by both an actor and a studio member at Pixar. The first had been Chick Hicks, who was voiced by actor Michael Keaton in Cars (2006) and Pixar's Bob Peterson in Cars 3 (2017).
    Mr. Mom [1983]
  • According to Jeffrey Tambor, the shot of Michael Keaton knocking him out was done in one take.
  • First movie for Michael Keaton, where he was top billed.
  • Michael Keaton turned down Splash (1984) to do this movie.
    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part [2019]
  • During the "Gotham City Guys" song, references are made to every actor who has played Batman in live action movies since 1966: Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Adam West.
    Jumanji [1995]
  • Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Keaton, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all considered for the role of Alan Parrish. Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks appears in the sequel as an adult Alex Vreeke in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).
    Shazam! [2019]
  • Alan Alda, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Keaton and Tony Shalhoub were being considered to play the wizard Shazam.
    Dumbo [2019]
  • Bill Hader, Chris Pine and Casey Affleck were also considered for the role of the father, but passed on it before Colin Farrell was cast. In April 2017, Michael Keaton joined the cast, rounding out the few prominent "adult" live-action roles. Tom Hanks was reportedly in discussions for the role before Keaton was cast.
  • The film's cast includes one Oscar winner: Alan Arkin and two Oscar nominees: Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito.