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Michael Keaton stars in 'Birdman' trailer

Michael Keaton stars in 'Birdman' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) --The trailer for the movie "Birdman" was released Thursday starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
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Michael Keaton eyes 'Beetlejuice' sequel

Michael Keaton eyes 'Beetlejuice' sequel

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Veteran actor Michael Keaton said he is seriously considering reprising his title role in the 1988 comedy hit "Beetlejuice."

'Banished' words: Selfie, Twerking, Obamacare

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Michigan's Lake Superior State University announced its 39th annual list of words "banished" from the language includes "selfie," "twerking" and "hashtag."
Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Will Winona Ryder reprise her role as 90s teen goth heroine Lydia Deetz?
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Burton, Keaton in talks for 'Beetlejuice' sequel

Burton, Keaton in talks for 'Beetlejuice' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Director Tim Burton and actor Michael Keaton are in talks to make a sequel to the 1988 paranormal comedy "Beetlejuice," Hollywood's Variety reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Michael Keaton gives Ben Affleck his blessing for Batman role

Michael Keaton gives Ben Affleck his blessing for Batman role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Former Batman portrayer Michael Keaton says he is confident Ben Affleck will be "great" as the character in Hollywood's next installment in the film franchise.

Ventriloquist Dunham marries

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham married fitness model Audrey Murdick in Santa Ynez, Calif., his representative told People.
'RoboCop' to start shooting in Toronto

'RoboCop' to start shooting in Toronto

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Production is set to begin Saturday in Toronto on the remake of "RoboCop," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures announced Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
Michael Keaton ropes 'RoboCop' role

Michael Keaton ropes 'RoboCop' role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Keaton has signed on for a supporting role in the Hollywood remake of the science-fiction classic "RoboCop," director Jose Padilha announced.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.
By United Press International
'Batman' costume fetches $103K at auction

'Batman' costume fetches $103K at auction

CALABASAS, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- A Batman costume worn by Hollywood actor Michael Keaton sold for $103,500 during a two-day auction of movie memorabilia, dealers Profiles in History said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
By United Press International

'Firefly' captain set to get 'Lost'

HONOLULU, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian actor Nathan Fillion, who played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the TV series "Firefly," is set join the cast of ABC's hit series "Lost."
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Michael Keaton arrives at the premiere of "Layer Cake" May 2, 2005, in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor known for his early comedic roles, most notably his breakout performance as the title character of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Keaton is also famous for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). He has since appeared in various other films, including Pixar's Cars (2006) and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Keaton, the youngest of seven children, was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, and lived in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His father, George A. Douglas, worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, and his mother, Leona Elizabeth (née Loftus), a homemaker, came from a Scots-Irish community in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Keaton was raised in a large Catholic family and attended Montour High School in Pennsylvania. He studied speech for two years at Kent State before dropping out and moving to Pittsburgh.

An unsuccessful attempt at stand-up comedy led Keaton to working as a TV cameraman at public television station WQED (TV) in Pittsburgh. Keaton first appeared on TV in the Pittsburgh-based public television programs, including "Where the Heart Is" and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1975), as one of the "Flying Zucchini Brothers." He also served as a full-time production assistant on the show. (In 2004, following Fred Rogers' death, Keaton hosted the PBS memorial tribute program, Fred Rogers: Everybody's Favorite Neighbor.) Keaton also worked as an actor in Pittsburgh theatre; he played the role of Rick in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones with the Pittsburgh Poor Players.

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