Michael John Douglas, known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, best known for playing the DC Comics superhero Batman in the films Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992) and the upcoming The Flash (2022), as well as Jack Butler in Mr. Mom (1983) and Beetlejuice in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Since then, he has appeared in a variety of films ranging from dramas and romantic comedies to thriller and action films, such as The Dream Team (1989), Pacific Heights (1990), One Good Cop (1991), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Speechless (1994), Jack Frost (1998), Quicksand (2003), The Last Time (2007), The Merry Gentleman (2009), Blindsided (2013), Need for Speed (2014), American Assassin (2017), and Dumbo (2019). He has also provided voices for characters in animated films such as Porco Rosso (1992), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Minions (2015). In 2014, Keaton garnered critical acclaim for his performance in the 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 previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in Live from Baghdad (2002) and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for The Company (2007). Keaton was awarded 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.