Michael Keaton

Tim Burton on ‘Big Eyes,’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘Beetlejuice 2’

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by Mike Ryan 2 days ago
Weinstein
A few months ago, the Internet celebrated the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ as the Internet is wont to do: retrospectives, lists about things we may or may not have known about ‘Batman,’ embeddable clips from Prince’s ‘Batdance.’ So it’s kind of fitting that both the director of ‘Batman,’ Tim Burton, and its star, Michael Keaton, currently have movies out that are considered respective departures. Burton, for dropping his signature style to make the Margaret Keane biopic, ‘Big Eyes,’ and Keaton for playing off his own persona as Batman in ‘Birdman’—a movie Burton has yet to see, but that fact doesn’t stop Burton from saying many wonderful things about Keaton.

Michael Keaton Is Totally Not Jealous of Ben Affleck’s Batman, Doesn’t Watch Superhero Movies

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by Britt Hayes 4 days ago
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Just last month, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy star Christian Bale admitted that he was jealous of Ben Affleck’s casting in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ But now another former Batman has spoken up about his feelings on the matter: ‘Birdman’ star Michael Keaton asserts that he is not jealous of Ben Affleck at all. He actually doesn’t even watch superhero movies, to be honest.

‘Birdman’ Leads the List of 2015 Spirit Award Nominees

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by Matt Singer November 25, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
Fox Searchlight
341 movies were submitted, and nominating committees of “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers, and other working film professionals” chose their favorites. (What, no caterers?) Those votes were tallied and the results are the nominees below, for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, generally regarded as the most important and prestigious awards for independent film in the country.

'Birdman Returns' Trailer: Watch Michael Keaton in a Fake Trailer for the Movie Within a Movie

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by Britt Hayes November 6, 2014 @ 6:14 PM
You've seen the trailers and clips for 'Birdman,' the new film starring Michael Keaton as an actor who used to star in superhero movies and is now trying to take his career in a different, more serious direction by staging what he hopes will be a very successful and well-received play. And now you can watch a fake trailer for 'Birdman Returns,' the movie within the movie, starring Keaton's Riggan Thomson as the Birdman superhero, with echoes of Batman, obviously -- although it seems a bit more Joel Schumacher Batman than Tim Burton Batman.

'Minions' Trailer: The 'Despicable Me' Sidekicks Search for a New Master

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by Britt Hayes November 3, 2014 @ 10:51 PM
The first full trailer for 'Minions' has arrived, highlighting the little yellow, gibberish-speaking sidekicks from 'Despicable Me,' who are getting their very own prequel/origin story. Set 42 years B.G. (Before Gru), the lovable little yellow goofballs are on a quest to find their next master after a series of mishaps throughout the years has left them without a leader.

19 Awesome Minutes With the Awesome Amy Ryan

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by Mike Ryan October 15, 2014 @ 2:07 PM
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When I met Ryan at a brand new Midtown Manhattan hotel, I explained this is the second time we had met (I always assume that no one ever remembers me) and, well, the memories of our last time together came back -- an interview that involved a misunderstanding over the phrase “America’s scorn.” (I had meant the scorn she might receive because her character from ‘The Office,’ Holly, was taking Michael Scott away; she thought I meant some sort of new project titled ‘America’s Scorn.') The last time I spoke to Ryan,'15 Awesome Minutes with Awesomely Awesome Amy Ryan.’ Well, here are 19 more…

Michael Keaton Actually Does Want to See Your Cool 'Beetlejuice' Tattoo

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by Kate Erbland October 15, 2014 @ 1:55 PM
When you've been in Hollywood as long as Michael Keaton has, you've probably seen a lot of weird stuff created by fans -- a lot of signs and strange drawings and maybe a wacky letter here and there -- and although that sounds a little off-putting, Keaton is into it. At least, he's into it when your fan art is good, as was the case with a 'Beetlejuice' tattoo he spotted during a late night shoot on his upcoming 'Birdman.'

Trophy Talk: The Oscar Potential of 'Birdman' and 'Inherent Vice'

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by Mike Ryan October 15, 2014 @ 9:53 AM
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People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss the prospects of Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in 'Birdman' and Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice,' which both screened at the New York Film Festival.

'Birdman' is Excellent, But Michael Keaton is Not Birdman

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by Mike Ryan October 10, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
Fox Searchlight
In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ (which will close the New York Film Festival this weekend and, I'll add, is my favorite movie of the year), Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a veteran actor whose biggest claim to fame is that he used to be in a series of superhero movies. Now, Riggan is attempting to make his comeback by staging a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story. It’s been lost on no one that Michael Keaton also used to be in a series of superhero movies and hasn’t had the most prolific output over the last 15 years – and is, now, making a comeback (of sorts) with ‘Birdman.’ For his part, Michael Keaton is distancing himself from this comparison, telling New York Magazine, “I related less to him than almost every other character I’ve played, in terms of the desperation.”

'Birdman' Trailer: Michael Keaton is Losing His Mind and It Looks Great

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by Jacob Hall July 31, 2014 @ 12:57 PM
Fox Searchlight
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The new 'Birdman' trailer only confirms what we thought after the first preview from a few months ago: this is going to be one of the strangest movies of 2014 and we can't wait to see it. Not only does it feature the great Michael Keaton