Place of birth: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (USES)
He studied Speech at Kent State University for two years, but dropped out to dedicate himself fully to humorous improvisation.
Jim Belushi, his great friend, accompanied him trying his luck in the television comedy, “Working Stiffs”, but it turned out to be a failure.
In 1982 he would finally bequeath his debut in cinematography, on the tape “Night Shift”. A year later he participated in the dramatic comedy “Mr. Mom “, which gave him worldwide recognition.
By then Michael Douglas, (No! I do not speak the actor of Black Rain!) Had already adopted the stage name: Michael Keaton, which changed, precisely not to be confused with the famous Michael Douglas. He chose the Keaton last name after seeing a magazine article about actress Diane Keaton.
“Clean And Sober” was a drama in which he participated in 1984. He also had a place in various comedy films such as “Johnny Dangerously” Y “The Squeeze” (1987) among others, which resulted in box office failures.
It wasn’t until 1988 that he would go on to become a Hollywood star, when he was selected by recently emerged director Tim Burton for the black comedy. “Beetlejuice”.
The reviews were excellent. He couldn’t have played it better, the character really seemed to have been created for him. This is how he got the starring role in Burton’s next two films, “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992), both worldwide successes that ended up making him a millionaire.
He earned a great deal of respect by playing villain roles in films like “Pacific Heights” Y “Desperate Measures”.
We can say that Michael can also be effective in art tapes and not so commercial, which is not very easy to achieve. This is how we see it reflected in the acclaimed roles that the actor played in “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Kenneth Branagh, “Jackie Brown” by the hand of Quentin Tarantino, “Out Of Sight” by Steven Soderbergh and the television tape “Live From Baghdad”, nominated for the Golden Globe 2003.
Regarding his private life, he was married for 8 years (1982-1990) with the actress Caroline McWilliams, with whom he has a son, Sean.
Among some curious facts, he is a fan of the American football team “Pittsburg Steelers” and has a ranch in California.
- Cars (2005, voice)
- Herbie: Butt (2005)
- A Different Daughter (2005)
- Beyond (2005)
- Live From Baghdad (2002)
- Quicksand (2001)
- Jack Frost (1998)
- Desperate Measures (1997)
- My doubles, my wife and I (1996)
- The Paper (Behind the news) (1994)
- Speechless (1994)
- My life (1993)
- Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
- Batman Returns (1992)
- A Good Cop (1991)
- Suddenly a stranger (1990)
- Batman (1989)
- A Gang of Lunatics (1988)
- Bitelchus (1988)
- The Mad Adventure of Marriage (1988)
- The lotus cheats (1987)
- A Final Decision (1986)
- Give it and go (1986)
- Dangerous Johnny (1984)
- Night Shift (1982)