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Zach Galifianakis shows off dramatic weight loss at 'Birdman' premiere

Zach Galifianakis shows off dramatic weight loss at 'Birdman' premiere

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) --Zach Galifianakis showed up to the NYC premiere of "Birdman" premiere on Monday looking considerably slimmer than he usually does.
Veronica Linares
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton say they won't rule out roles in future superhero films

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton say they won't rule out roles in future superhero films

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) --Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, who have played Batman and Bruce Banner on the big screen, say they won't rule out ever appearing in other superhero movies.
Karen Butler
UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
By United Press International
Emma Stone debuts short hair at premiere of 'Birdman'

Emma Stone debuts short hair at premiere of 'Birdman'

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Emma Stone debuted a bob haircut with side-swept bangs at the premiere of her new movie, "Birdman," at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.
Annie Martin
Emma Stone may make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

Emma Stone may make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Emma Stone is in negotiations to replace Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Cabaret."
Annie Martin
Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

Michael Keaton plots comeback in new 'Birdman' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thompson, a washed-up actor who used to portray superhero Birdman, who plots to make his comeback in a Broadway play.
Annie Martin
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.
Aileen Graef
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?
Kate Stanton
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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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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