"Getting to play a character over a lengthy period of time is always a pleasure, especially if you like the character." - Dylan O'Brien
Keaton explains why material is so much more important to him than money.
“You never do an impression, and yet I felt somewhat obligated to kind of simulate his attitude and his sound” - Michael Keaton on Playing Ray Kroc
Keaton gives a magnetic, wonderfully charismatic performance, and perhaps that’s part of the problem
The actors go into all aspects of the their performances in Birdman and also features some hilarious interplay between Keaton and Norton, just like in the film.
Here's the screenplay to 'Birdman'
In this nearly 90 minute conversation, Michael Keaton is his usual affable self but is also remarkably candid about his career and his approach to acting.
One of the best stories this Oscar season is the comeback of Michael Keaton. His stunning turn in Birdman not only had audiences cheering, it also had award show voters taking notice. He spoke about the excitement to The Wall Street Journal. “Yeah it is. You get recognized. It’s not as important as trying to cure Ebola or anything like that. I’m not being funny, I’m being dead serious,” he says. “But relatively speaking, it’s important – but more than anything, I’m thankful and I’m grateful.” Playing the role of Riggan Thomson, a formerly successful actor trying to kickstart his ... Read more
Though Michael Keaton has denied that Birdman is a semi-autobiographical role, it’s hard not to see parallels between Keaton’s character Riggan Thomson in Birdman and his actual career. In this career retrospective interview with DP/30, Keaton covers all the ground that he covered on the way to stardom, including his early career as a stand-up comic (and why he preferred that to doing theater), why he decided not to star in Batman Forever, and why working with Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu was such a thrill (plus, for some reason the latter half of the interview has a siren blaring ... Read more
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu narrates a scene from Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance that features stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. The film is wonderful and if it’s playing in your town, definitely check it out!
When director Alejandro González Iñárritu announced that Michael Keaton would star in his film Birdman about a former superhero actor attempting to revive his career with a Broadway play, many assumed that it would be a self-parody of Keaton’s career. After all, Keaton starred as the title character in 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns. However, Birdman goes so beyond that self-parody concept that it actually has very little to do with Keaton’s past work as Batman. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Keaton explains why he actually doesn’t relate to his Birdman character, comments on the difficult shooting ... Read more
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts Director: Alejandro G. Narritu
Veteran actor Martin Landau, who voices a character in the new Frankenweenie, has some things to say about Woody Allen’s directing.