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Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
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September 05, 1951
Birth Name:
Michael John Douglas
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 23 nominations.
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Some Facts
Was offered the role of either Peter Venkman or Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) but turned down both parts, which went to Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, respectively. Was originally slated to play Jeff Daniels character in Woody Allen' s The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and actually did film some scenes, but Allen decided it wasn't working and replaced him with Daniels. He had the same fate in Mystic River (2003) when he was cast in the role of Sean Devine, filmed some scenes but he and director Clint Eastwood had creative differences on the project and Keaton opted to leave the film. Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Was considered for the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Vanilla Sky (2001). Was considered for the role of Capt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Was considered for the role of Lt. Col. Kazinski in Jarhead (2005).
His father had English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and German ancestry, while his mother was of Irish descent.
Appeared with the late Christopher Reeve in Speechless (1994). Keaton and Reeve played DC Comics two most iconic characters, Batman and Superman, respectively.
Was in a relationship with Courteney Cox (1989-1995).
His son, Sean Douglas, plays keyboard for a band called "The Hatch".
Personal Quotes
(2011, on Beetlejuice) From an art perspective, I don't know how you get better than Beetlejuice. In terms of originality and a look, it's 100% unique. If you consider the process of taking something from someone's mind - meaning Tim (Burton) - and putting it on the screen, I think that movie is incomparable.
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After interviewer Michael Parkinson commented on his birth-name being Michael Douglas: "Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors registered at Equity with that name. One of them is doing quite well from what I understand, the other is making cheap porn movies... (reasonable pause) like Basic Instinct (1992)".
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Comparing making Batman Returns (1992) to the first "Batman" film: "In some ways, this one was harder, because I felt like I was doing an impersonation of myself. Which, aside from being nearly impossible, is really weird."
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On his decision not to reprise his role as Batman in Batman Forever (1995): "I was waiting in line for another movie and just kind of poked my head in... watched about 10 minutes. I saw enough to know that I made the right decision."
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[2011, on Much Ado About Nothing (1993)] That's a movie where I said, 'I can't do this' and it ended up being probably one of my top five experiences ever. I had to find a way in; I didn't really know what to do, quite frankly...In the end, (Kenneth) Branagh didn't get scared off by my unorthodox approach, he embraced it and was really hands-on, thankfully. It was literally like acting in another language. I had taken maybe one two-day Shakespearean class in my life, so I had no knowledge.
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