Saturday, September 05, 2015

Michael Keaton Turns 64 Today!





Michael Keaton, one of the all-time fan favorite Batman actors, turns 64 today on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Keaton, whose real name is Michael John Douglas, began is illustrious career in films like Night Shift (1982) and lead roles in comedies like Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Mr. Mom (1983).

Known primarily as a comedian, fans were learly when he was cast as Batman in what was supposed to be a dark and serious Batman movie.  Keaton had worked with director Tim Burton on Beetlejuice, an association that helped him land the role in Batman (1989).  Keaton would go on to star in Batman and Batman Returns (1992), before parting ways with the franchise, due to the exit of Tim Burton in the director's chair.

Many fans still hold out hope that Keaton will be called upon to portray an aging Batman in a big screen Dark Knight Returns adaptation one day.

Happy Birthday Michael!
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