Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Michael John Douglas, professionally known as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, best known for portraying the DC Comics superhero Bruce Wayne / Batman in the films Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), a role he is set to reprise in the 2023 DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film The Flash. Keaton is also known for his work as Jack Butler in Mr. Mom (1983), Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice (1988), and Adrian Toomes / Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), a role he reprised in the mid and post-credits scenes of Morbius. His breakout role was as fast-talking schemer Bill "Blaze" Blazejowski in the 1982 film Night Shift. He later appeared in a variety of films ranging from dramas and romantic comedies to thriller and action films, such as Clean and Sober (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Paper (1994), Multiplicity (1996), Jackie Brown (1997), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), The Other Guys (2010), RoboCop (2014), Need for Speed (2015), Spotlight (2015), The Founder (2016), Dumbo (2019), Worth (2020), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). He has also provided voices for characters in animated films such as the English dubbing of Porco Rosso (1992), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Minions (2015). In 2021, he starred in the Hulu limited series Dopesick for which he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. In 2014, Keaton garnered critical acclaim for his performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's black comedy film Birdman, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor—Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in Live from Baghdad (2002) and five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which ultimately yielded four wins for his performances in Birdman, Spotlight, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Dopesick. Keaton was honored with a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood Film Festival. On January 18, 2016, he was named Officer of Order of Arts and Letters in France. He is also a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University.