Keaton, Michael

 Michael_Keaton_by_Gage_Skidmore Name: Michael Keaton

Born: September 5, 1951

Strengths: Comedy, Depth

Weakness: Confidence

Best Role: Beetlejuice

Rating:    rating-153609_640 5.0

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  • In order to join the Actor’s Guild he had to change his original surname from Douglas to Keaton.
  • Particularly adept at playing darkly obsessive personalities.
  • Though among the more difficult acting skills, he has demonstrated a strong aptitude for portraying quiet intensity.
  • Has a rare ability to play both extremely funny and psychotic characters.
  • Highly intelligent.
  • Was the first actor to play the same character in two unrelated US movies – Ray Nicolette in Jackie Brown and Out of Sight.
  • Frequently turns down roles out of a belief he wouldn’t be able to play the part.
  • Turned down soon-to-be iconic roles of Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters and Seth Brundle in Cronenberg’s The Fly.
  • Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton have both had to convince him to take roles in their movies.
  • Is responsible for at least three iconic characters in the form of Beetlejuice, Batman, and Bill Blazejowski.
  • Has mentioned Beetlejuice as his favourite role.

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