Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Highest Rated: 98% Toy Story 3 (2010)

Lowest Rated: 7% White Noise (2005)

Birthday: Sep 5, 1951

Birthplace: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA

Equally adept at sober drama and over-the-top comedy, Michael Keaton has a knack for giving ordinary guys an unexpected twist. This trait ultimately made him an ideal casting choice for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, and it has allowed him to play characters ranging from Mr. Mom's discontented stay-at-home dad to Pacific Heights's raging psychopath.The youngest of seven children, Keaton was born Michael Douglas on September 5th, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1951. After two years of studying speech at Kent State University, he dropped out and moved to Pittsburgh. While working a number of odd jobs--including a stint as an ice cream truck driver--Keaton attempted to build a career as a stand-up comedian, which proved less than successful. He ended up working as a cameraman for the Pittsburgh PBS station, a job that led him to realize he wanted to be in front of the camera, rather than behind it. Following this realization, Keaton duly moved out to Los Angeles, where he joined the L.A. Branch of Second City and began auditioning. When he started getting work he changed his last name to avoid being confused with the better-known actor of the same name, taking the name "Keaton" after seeing a newspaper article about Diane Keaton. He began acting on and writing for a number of television series, and he got his first big break co-starring with old friend Jim Belushi on the sitcom Working Stiffs (1979). Three years later, he made an auspicious film debut as the relentlessly cheerful owner of a morgue/brothel in Night Shift. The raves he won for his performance carried over to his work the following year in Mr. Mom, and it appeared as though Keaton was on a winning streak. Unfortunately, a series of such mediocre films as Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Gung Ho (1985) followed, and by the time Tim Burton cast him as the titular Beetlejuice in 1988, Keaton's career seemed to have betrayed its early promise. Beetlejuice proved Keaton's comeback: one of the year's most popular films, it allowed him to do some of his best work in years as the ghoulish, revolting title character. His all-out comic performance contrasted with his work in that same year's Clean and Sober, in which he played a recovering drug addict. The combined impact of these performances put Keaton back in the Hollywood spotlight, a position solidified in 1989 when he starred in Burton's Batman. Initially thought to be a risky casting choice for the title role, Keaton was ultimately embraced by audiences and critics alike, many of whom felt that his slightly skewed everyman appearance and capacity for dark humor made him perfect for the part. He reprised the role with similar success for the film's 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. Despite the acclaim and commercial profit surrounding Keaton's work in the Batman films, many of his subsequent films during the 1990s proved to be disappointments. My Life (1993), Speechless (1994), and The Paper (1994) were relative failures, despite star casting and name directors, while Multiplicity, a 1996 comedy featuring no less than four clones of the actor, further demonstrated that his name alone couldn't sell a movie. Some of Keaton's most successful work of the 1990s could be found in his roles in two Elmore Leonard adaptations, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997) and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998). An ATF agent in the former and Jennifer Lopez's morally questionable boyfriend in the latter, he turned in solid performances as part of a strong ensemble cast in both critically acclaimed films. In 1999, Keaton went back to his behind-the-camera roots, serving as the executive producer for Body Shots. Keaton continued to act throughout the early 2000s, and starred in Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) alongside Lindsay Lohan. the actor took on another vehicle-oriented role when he agreed to voice the character of Chris Hicks in Pixar's Cars (2006). In 2010, Keaton voiced the Ken doll in Toy Story 3. Keaton enjoyed an unexpe

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% Worth Producer Actor 2020
47% Dumbo Vandermere 2019
No Score Yet Bitelchus Beetlejuice 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Actor 2018
35% American Assassin Stan Hurley $34.5M 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Adrian Toomes / Vulture $334.2M 2017
81% The Founder Ray Kroc $12.8M 2017
97% Spotlight Walter "Robby" Robinson 2015
55% Minions Walter Nelson $278M 2015
91% Birdman Riggan 2014
23% Need For Speed Monarch $40.2M 2014
48% RoboCop Raymond Sellars $50.7M 2014
61% Clear History Joe Stumpo 2013
No Score Yet Penthouse North Producer Robert Hollander Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Ken 2011
78% The Other Guys Capt. Gene Mauch $119.3M 2010
98% Toy Story 3 Ken $415M 2010
8% Post Grad Walter Malby $6.3M 2009
65% The Merry Gentleman Director Frank Logan $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Company James Jesus Angleton 2007
35% The Last Time Executive Producer Ted Riker 2007
75% Cars Chick Hicks $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn Actor 2005
41% Herbie: Fully Loaded Ray Peyton Sr. $66M 2005
60% Game 6 Nicky Rogan 2005
7% White Noise Jonathan Rivers $55.9M 2005
8% First Daughter President Mackenzie $9.1M 2004
18% Chasing Liberty President Mackenzie $12.2M 2004
No Score Yet Fred Rogers - America's Favorite Neighbor Host 2004
No Score Yet Quicksand Martin Raikes 2003
88% Live from Baghdad Robert Wiener 2002
67% A Shot at Glory Peter Cameron 2001
11% Body Shots Executive Producer 1999
19% Jack Frost Jack Frost 1998
93% Out of Sight Ray 1998
87% Jackie Brown Ray Nicolette 1997
17% Desperate Measures Peter McCabe 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Narrator 1997
No Score Yet The Directors Actor 1997
43% Multiplicity Doug Kinney 1996
11% Speechless Kevin 1994
88% The Paper Henry Hackett 1994
42% My Life Bob Jones 1993
90% Much Ado About Nothing Dogberry 1993
79% Batman Returns Batman 1992
95% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Porco Rosso [English version] 1992
15% One Good Cop Artie Lewis 1991
46% Pacific Heights Carter Hayes 1990
72% Batman Batman/Bruce Wayne 1989
54% The Dream Team Billy Caulfield 1989
62% Clean and Sober Daryl Poynter 1988
84% Beetlejuice Beetlejuice 1988
14% The Squeeze Harry Berg 1987
No Score Yet Touch and Go Bobby Barbato 1986
33% Gung Ho Hunt Stevenson 1986
44% Johnny Dangerously Johnny Kelly/Johnny Dangerously 1984
82% Mr. Mom Jack 1983
92% Night Shift Bill Blazejowski 1982

TV

Credit
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2017
2014
2013
40% Norm Macdonald Has a Show
2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2017
2015
2014
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 2015
1992
1982
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2014
2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2014
2001
73% The Company
2007
James Jesus Angleton 2007
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2004
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 2003
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Blaine Sternin 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2001
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Chip Morgan 1977

QUOTES FROM Michael Keaton CHARACTERS

Peter McCabe says: If you can't eat it, drink it, fuck it, or fire it, I ain't interested.

Jim Sullivan says: I was doing my job.

Walter "Robby" Robinson says: Yeah, you and everyone else.

Walter 'Robby' Robinson says: You're going to give me their names and the names of their victims.

Walter 'Robby' Robinson says: I want to keep digging.

Walter 'Robby' Robinson says: Guys listen. Everybody's going to be interested in this.

Riggan says: You could jump right back into that suit, if you wanted to.

Riggan says: Oh, look at me! Look at this! I look like a turkey with leukemia. I'm fucking disappearing.

Riggan says: I don't exist. I'm not even here. I don't exist. None of this matters.

Riggan says: I'm nothing. I'm not even here.

Sam says: What's so funny?

Riggan says: I can't smell it.

Riggan says: Look, you're beautiful and you're talented. And I'm lucky to have you.

Riggan says: I'm nothing. I'm not even here.

Riggan says: Listen to me. I'm trying to do something important.

Sam says: This is not important.

Riggan says: It's important to me! Alright? Maybe not to you, or your cynical friends whose only ambition is to go viral. But to me... To me... this is - God. This is my career, this is my chance to do some work that actually means something.

Sam says: Means something to who? You had a career before the third comic book movie, before people began to forget who was inside the bird costume. You're doing a play based on a book that was written 60 years ago, for a thousand rich old white people whose only real concern is gonna be where they go to have their cake and coffee when it's over. And let's face it, Dad, it's not for the sake of art. It's because you want to feel relevant again. Well, there's a whole world out there where people fight to be relevant every day. And you act like it doesn't even exist! Things are happening in a place that you willfully ignore, a place that has already forgotten you. I mean, who are you? You hate bloggers. You make fun of Twitter. You don't even have a Facebook page. You're the one who doesn't exist. You're doing this because you're scared to death, like the rest of us, that you don't matter. And you know what? You're right. You don't. It's not important. You're not important. Get used to it.

Sam says: Dad..

Riggan says: People, they love blood. They love action. Not this talky, depressing, philosophical bullshit.

Riggan says: Shave off that pathetic goatee. Get some surgery. Sixty's the new thirty, motherfucker!

Porco Rosso [English version] says: I'm a pig, I don't fight for honor, I fight for a paycheck

Samantha says: All I'm saying is that I just wanna be like everybody else.

President Mackenzie says: You're not like everybody else, Sami.

Raymond Sellars says: People don't know what they want most of the time until you show it to them.

Joker/Jack Napier says: Tell me something, my friend, have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What?

Joker/Jack Napier says: I always ask that of all my prey. I just like the sound of it.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You're a really nice girl, and I like you a lot, but for now, shut up.

Carter Hayes says: [to Drake] You're a brave and stupid man.

Carter Hayes says: You're a brave and stupid man.

Goon says: Don't kill me man! Don't kill me! Don't kill me man!

Goon says: Don't kill me, man! Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm not going to kill you, I want you to do me a favor, I want you to tell all your friends about me.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.

Goon says: What are you?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm Batman.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: look sometimes, I don't even know what to think about this. It's just something I have to do.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Look, sometimes I don't even know what to think about this. It's just something I have to do.

Vicki Vale says: Why?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Because nobody else can.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You killed my parents.

Joker/Jack Napier says: what? hahaha. what are you talking about?

Joker/Jack Napier says: What? Hahaha. What are you talking about?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I made you, you made me first.

Joker/Jack Napier says: hey, give me a break bat brains, I mean I was a kid when I killed your parents, I made you, you made me. I mean, how childish can you get? You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses on, would you? (batman punches him anyway)

Joker/Jack Napier says: Hey, give me a break, bat brains. I mean, I was a kid when I killed your parents. I made you, you made me. I mean, how childish can you get? You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses on, would you? (Batman punches him anyway).

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What's on your mind, Alfred?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I have no wish to spend my few remaining years grieving for the loss of old friends. Or their sons.

Betelgeuse says: Lets turn on the juice and see what shakes loose

Betelgeuse says: Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Merry Christmas, Alfred. And good Will toward men...and women

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Merry Christmas, Alfred. And good Will toward men...and women.

Betelgeuse says: It's Showtime.

Betelgeuse says: It's showtime.

Betelgeuse says: It's showtime!

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Always waiting for some Batman to save you.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: Honey I'm home! Oh I forgot, I'm not married.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Catwoman/Selina Kyle: All good girls go to heaven

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: All good girls go to heaven.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [Echoing Joker] Excuse me. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? [punches Joker]

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [echoing Joker] Excuse me. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? [punches Joker]

Betelgeuse says: We come for your daughter, Chuck.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: YOU WANT TO GET NUTS?!!! COME ON! Lets get nuts!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: YOU WANT TO GET NUTS? COME ON! Lets get nuts!

District Attorney Harvey Dent says: Call Me.

Joker/Jack Napier says: This town needs an enema.

Betelgeuse says: Whew! Thank you, thank you! That is why I wonâ??t do two shows a night any more, babe, I wonâ??t, I wonâ??t do â??em.

Betelgeuse says: Whew! Thank you, thank you! That is why I won't do two shows a night any more, babe, I won't, I won't do em.

Betelgeuse says: Welcome to Winter River, museum of natural greed; a monument to the bored businessman! Come on a little closer! Step right up! Test your strength!

Betelgeuse says: I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swallow anything you want me to swallow, So, come on down and I'll chew on a dog!

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: A mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it...

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: but a kiss could be deadlier if you mean it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.

Capt. Gene Mauch says: Hey! Shake your dicks, this pissing contest is over.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Well come what may. Merry Christmas, Mr. Wayne.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Merry Christmas, Alfred. Good will towards men...and women.

Ken says: Hi, I'm Ken.

Barbie says: Barbie...

Johnny Dangerously says: How is she, Doc?

Dr. Magnus says: It's her thyroid, Johnny.

Johnny Dangerously says: Oh. What's wrong with it?

Dr. Magnus says: That's the thing! I can't find it! We're going to have to do a thyroid search.

Billy Caulfield says: Ah, Its good to be young and insane

Billy Caulfield says: Ah, Its good to be young and insane.

Det. Allen Gamble says: Sorry Capt. Gene

Det. Allen Gamble says: Sorry Capt. Gene.

Capt. Gene Mauch says: Just Capt. Not Capt. Gene , I dont have a kiddie show, it sounds creepy

Capt. Gene Mauch says: Just Capt. Not Capt. Gene , I dont have a kiddie show, it sounds creepy.

Barbie says: "Have we met before?"

Barbie says: Have we met before?

Ken says: "No, I would have remembered."

Ken says: No, I would have remembered.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You way a little more than One-Hundred and Eight!

Vicki Vale says: Oh really?

Goon says: WHO ARE YOU?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [Pulls the thug up close] ...I'm Batman.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [pulls the thug up close] I'm Batman.

Hunt Stevenson says: How long did that one take? Ten, fifteen minutes?

Kazhihiro says: Four hours

Kazhihiro says: Four hours.

Jack Frost says: Why me,...why a SNOWMAN? I mean, could the universe really be that unoriginal?

Jack Frost says: Why me... why a SNOWMAN? I mean, could the universe really be that unoriginal?

Betelgeuse says: IT'S SHOWTIME!

Preacher says: Do you Betel...

Preacher says: Do you Betel?

Betelgeuse says: Ah! Oo, oo, oo, oo, ah, ah, ah! Nobody says the "B" word!

Betelgeuse says: Ah! Oo, oo, oo, oo, ah, ah, ah! Nobody says the 'B' word!

Adam Maitland says: What are your qualifications?

Betelgeuse says: Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?!?!?!? You think I'm qualified?

Betelgeuse says: Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified?

Chick Hicks says: Easy with the confetti.

Max Shreck says: You're not only saving a life, you're--

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Shut up, you're going to jail.

Jack says: 220, 221, what ever it takes.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Eat floor, high fiber.

Betelgeuse says: Nice fuckin' model!

Betelgeuse says: [after kicking down a model tree] Nice fucking model!

Betelgeuse says: The only one I think I can deal with is Edgar Allan Poe's daughter. I think she understands me.

Vicki Vale says: Vicky Vale.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Bruce Wayne.

Vicki Vale says: Are you sure?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Yeah, this time I'm sure.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I"m batman!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm batman!

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Things change!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You killed my parents!

Joker/Jack Napier says: What! (Laughs) what are you talking about?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I made you, but you made me first!

Lotso says: She's a Barbie doll, Ken, there's a hundred million just like her!

Lotso says: She's a Barbie doll, Ken. There's a hundred million just like her!

Ken says: ...not to me, there is not.

Ken says: Not to me, there's not.

Betelgeuse says: Go ahead, make my millenium.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle says: But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.

Betelgeuse says: Not so fast, round boy. We're gonna have some laughs.

Capt. Gene Mauch says: "This paperwork is like Bob's wife here, stick, ugly, got Danson's fingerprints all over it! No offence Bob"

Capt. Gene Mauch says: This paperwork is like Bob's wife here, thick, ugly, got Danson's fingerprints all over it! No offence Bob.

Bob Littleford says: "Dahh it's alright"

Bob Littleford says: Dahh it's alright.

Betelgeuse says: I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Now, listen here; I want you to tell your friends about me-

Goon says: Who are you?!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm Batman. (Flies away)