Michael John Douglas popularly known as Michael Keaton is a famous American actor. He was born on 5th September, 1951 in Pennsylvania, United States of America. He gained popularity early on in his career for his comedic roles including the title role in “Beetlejuice” released in 1988. Later in his career, Michael Keaton earned worldwide fame and recognition for his portrayal of “Batman”, which became his claim to fame.

Early Career

Michael Keaton’s first TV appearance came in a public television program titled “Where the Heart Is”, followed by “Neighborhood” aired in 1975. He came to the limelight with a short comedy series titled “Working Stiffs” also starring James Belushi. After a successful comedy role in “Working Stiffs”, he earned a chance to appear in Ron Howard directed “Night Shift”.

He appeared in a number of comedy roles in some hit comedy films including “Mr. Mom”, “Gung ho” and “Johnny Dangerously”. After a series of comedy roles, he finally landed a leading role in Tim Burton’s blockbuster movie titled “Batman” in 1989. His portrayal of comic book hero Batman become his identity and gave a much needed boost to his acting career. In 1992, he again appeared in the Batman sequel titled “The Batman Returns”, which also was a critically acclaimed movie.

Career highlights

The highlights of Michael Keaton’s career are by and large his back to back roles in “Batman” and “The Batman returns”. Both of the movies were box office hits, doing superb business worldwide and made Michael Keaton a household name throughout the world.

He also appeared in other successful films including “Pacific Heights”, “My Life”, “One Good Cop” as well as the star-studded story of Shakespeare titled “Much Ado About Nothing”, which is a testimony of his acting skills.

Best Movies of Michael Keaton

  • Beetlejuice
  • Night Shift
  • One Good Cop
  • Batman
  • My Life
  • Batman Returns
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Spider-man: Homecoming
  • American Assassin
  • Pacific Heights

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