Date of birth: 05/09/1951 Year
Place of birth: Coraopolis, United States
Original name: Michael John Douglas
Michael Keaton (born. Michael Keaton; p. 1951) – American actor. Real name – Michael John Douglas (Michael John Douglas). It is known as a performer in the role of Batman films directed by Tim Burton.
Michael Keaton was born on September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis (Pennsylvania, USA). Within two years, he studied rhetoric at the University of Kent, but dropped out and moved to Pittsburgh. In 1975 he moved to Los Angeles, where he began acting in television series.
Alias ??”Keaton” originated from the names of actress Diane Keaton.
Keaton’s debut in cinema took place in 1982 in the comedy “Night Shift”. After that I adhere to the comic roles.
Later it became known after roles of ghosts in the movie “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton, and a drug addict in the film “Clean and sober.” In the early 90’s Tim Burton invited him to play in the film “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” the role of a fighter against crime in a bat costume, which became his most famous role.
In 1990, actor divorce with actress Caroline McWilliams, with whom he lived for eight years. From the marriage she had a son, Sean.
Further creative period Michael Keaton pursue one failure after another. Most of the films in which he appeared are failures. In 1997, the actor tries to get out of a long creative crisis by agreeing to participate in an action movie famous director Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” Unfortunately the film was poorly received by critics and failed at the box office.
Another failure is generally recognized Keaton was the decision to reject the proposal as Dr. Jack Shephard in the cult series “Lost” (2004). In an early version of the script doctor he had to die in the first episode – it was the reason for the refusal.
In 2007, Keaton tries himself in the movie as a director with the drama “Merry Gentleman.” Premiere will be held in 2008.
* Michael Keaton took the pseudonym because, to avoid confusion with actor Michael Douglas and radio host Mike Douglas.
* At the time, rejected the offer of director David Kronnenberga play a major role scholar-scientist in the movie “The Fly.” As a result, the role of glorified Jeff Goldblum.
* For a long time, the fact that Keaton was approved for the role of Batman in hiding at the insistence of the film director Tim Burton. Since before Keaton became famous for his comic role in the movie “Beetlejuice” (1988), Burton was afraid that obviously negative reaction posluzht fans can cause the failure of f
* Keaton voiced the title character in the American edition of the cartoon Hayao Miyazaki’s “Porco Rosso” – aviator, because of deep spiritual crisis which has turned into a pig.
* Ironically, Dr. Jack Shepard – a character from the TV series “Lost”, the role of which was proposed by Keaton and which he rejected because “it’s too fast death”, after the start of production of the series was decided to leave alive.
* 1982 – Night Shift
* 1984 – Johnny Dangerously
* 1988 – Beetlejuice
* 1987 – The Squeeze
* 1989 – Batman
* 1989 – Dream Team, The
* 1991 – One Good Cop
* 1992 – Batman Returns
* 1993 – My Life
* 1993 – Jackie Brown
* 2006 – White Noise
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