Michael Keaton Biography

Michael Keaton

Quick Facts Of Michael Keaton

Celebrated Name Michael Keaton
Age 68 Years
Nick Name Michael Keaton
Birth Name Michael John Douglas
Birth Date 1951-09-05
Gender Male
Profession TV Actor
Religion Catholic
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Blue
Nationality American
Net Worth USD 40 million
Place Of Birth Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania, US
Marital Status Married
Wife Caroline MCWilliams
Height 1.75 m (5 Feet 9 inch)
Ethnicity White
Best Known For Acting and Producing
Debut Movie Comedy Movie Rabbit Test
Birth Nation America
Sexual Orientation Straight
Siblings 7
Brothers 4
Sisters 3
Son Sean Douglas
School Montour High School in Pennsylvania
University Kent State University
Total Number of Awards 56
Body Shape Average
Children 1 Son
Father George A. Douglas
Married Date June 5, 1982
Horoscope Virgo
Mother Leona Elizabeth
Favorite Singer Katy Perry
Hit Movies Batman, Birdman,Clean & Sober, Bettlejuice,Spotlight,The Company
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Weight 73kg (161lbs)

One of the Intentive and handsome  Michael John Douglas who is known as professionally. Michael Keaton is an American Actor, producer, and director. He starts his career in 1975 as a Volunteer role in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He has played a great movie like Batman in 1989, Batman Returns in 1992 as Bruce Wayne, Need for Speed in 2014, Spider-Man: Homecoming as Adrian Toomes. He has also provided his voice in many voices. He has also worked as executive producer and directed the movie "The Merry Gentleman" in 2009.

He has been honored with Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Kent State University in 2018 and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. He has won several awards including a Golden Globe award and two Screen Actors Guild awards. He has appeared in a variety of films ranging from dramas and romantics comedies to thriller and action movies. He has won 56 awards and nominated in 68 different categories in different years during his career.

What is Michael Keaton famous for?

  • His role as Bruce Wayne in Batman and Batman Returns.
  • He played the role of supervillain The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
  • Won several awards for "Birdman" in 2014 on several categories.
  • Being cast in the role of Batman in the action drama movie, Batman, and its sequel, Batman Returns. Having worked in popular movies such as Clean and Sober, The Dream Team, Pacific Heights, Much Ado About Nothing, The Other Guys, Robocop, and Need for Speed.

Where is Michael Keaton From? 

Michael John Douglas is his real birth name and later known as Michael Keaton who is born on September 5, 1951, at Ohio Valley Hospital in Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania, US. He holds an American Nationality. His father's name is George A. Douglas who worked as a civil engineer and surveyor and his mother's name is Leona Elizabeth, a housewife who raised her seven children. He was raised between Coraopolis and Forest Grove. He is the youngest son of his family. He was raised in a Catholic family and he believes in Christianity. He is half Irish descent through his mother. His father originally from a Protestant family. He is Virgo by his zodiac sign. He is the seventh and youngest siblings of his family. He has three brothers and three sisters named Robert J. Douglas (Older Brother), Paul J. Douglas (Older Brother), George A. Douglas Jr. (Older Brother), Diane M. Douglas (Older Sister), Pamela M. Douglas (Older Sister), Joyce A. Douglas (Older Sister). Keaton attended Montour High School in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania and speech for two years at Kent State University. He was honored by Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Kent State University in 2018 and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017.

He has huge fan followers on his social media accounts.

Twitter: Michael [email protected] and has 501.3K followers.

Instagram: Michael [email protected] and has 683K followers.

Career

Michael Keaton starts his career on appearing on TV in the Pittsburgh public television programs "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" as Volunteer and Where the Heart is in 1975. The reason of changing his surname is to attract actress Diane Keaton and also says that he has searched a phone book under"K" and saw Keaton and decided to keep Keaton as his (stage name) surname.

Television Career 

He has played as Lannie Wolf in All's Fair tv series from 1976-1977 which was of 5 episodes. His first debut film was in 1978 as Joan Rivers in "Rabbit Test".He has done several and different kinds of movies ranging from dramas and romantic comedies to thriller and action films during his career and some of his tv series are described below. He has played "Mary" in 1978 in various character which was 3 episodes.

He has played "Working Stiffs" in 1979 as Mike O'Rourke which is of 9 episodes, and "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" as Kenneth Christy" in the same year of 11 episodes. He has played the "Report to Murphy" series in 1982 which was 6 episodes. He has played the "30 Rock" series in 2011 of 100 episodes.

He has done also Television film "Klein Time" in 1977 as various characters. "Live from Baghdad" is also a television movie which was released in 2002 and played as Robert Wiener. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for this movie.

He has played a "Clear History" television film as Joe Stumpo in 2013. He has also appeared in a late-night talk show in "Last week tonight with John Oliver" in 2019. He was also the host for the television program in Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor in 2004 where he was nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction special in the same year. He has also appeared in the night live television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" in 1982, 1992, and in 2015.

He has also appeared in television special Kraft salutes Walt Disney world's 10th Anniversary in 1982, "The Earth Day Special" in 1990 as Charles McIntyre.

Michael Keaton movies

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Michael Keaton Movies

His first debut film was "Rabbit Test" in 1978 where he played the role of Sailor. He has played the movie "Beetlejuice" as a Betelgeuse in 1988 and nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1988, and won Film critics awards for Beetlejuice for National Society of Film Critics Award for best actor in 1988. He has played the Clean and Sober movie in 1988 where he won Film critics awards for Beetlejuice for the National Society of Film Critics Award for best actor in 1988.

He has played Batman as Bruce Wayne in 1989 and again Batman Returns in 1992, which has a huge success around the world. Warner Bros. offered him $15 million for Batman III but he refused and was replaced by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever in 1995.

After that, he has played "Pacific Heights" in 1990, "One Good Cop" in 1991, "The Paper" and "The Speechless" in 1994.

He was an executive producer for the movie"Body Shots" in 1999. He has also played the movie"The Last Time" where he was also the executive producer in 2007. His own direction movie was the "The Merry Gentleman" in 2009 and played as a role of  Franklin.

The movie "Birdman" was a successful movie in 2014 where he played the role of Riggan Thomson and he has won several awards for that movie. He has won Film Critics Awards in several categories such as; Alliance of Women Film Journalist Award for Best Actor, Best Society of Film Critics for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, International Online Film Critic's Poll Award for Best Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Ensemble and more in 2014.

Another movie "Spotlight" of him was a huge success at that time, where he played the role of Walter"Robby Robinson". This movie has also won several awards for many categories in 2015; such as AARP Annual Movies for Grownups Award for Best Supporting Role, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and many more on the same year.

The movie "The Trial of the Chicago 7", "Morbius" and "The Asset" is the post-production movies of Michael. There are many video games where he voiced as a Chick Hicks. Cars in 2006, Cars Race-O-Rama in 2009, Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 2012, Disney Infinity in 2013, Cars: Fast as Lightning in 2014.

There are plenties of upcoming movies of him, Good rich, Morbius, The Flash are some of them. It was also reported that he would reprise his role as Batman in Andy Muschietti's 2020 film.

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Michael Keaton Awards

When we talk about awards, Micheal has won several international awards in different years in different categories. He has won 56 awards and nominated in 68 different categories as of now.

He has won Golden Globe Awards for Birdman for Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2014.

He has won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Birdman for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role in a Motion Picture in 2014 and won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture for "Spotlight" movie in 2015. He has won AACTA Awards for Best International Lead Actor for Birdman in 2014.

He has won Critic's Choice Awards for Best Comedy Movie Actor and Best Movie Actor for the movie "Birdman" in 2014.

He has won Best Movie Cast for "Spotlight" in 2015 from Critic's Awards.

He has won Gotham Independent Film Awards for Best Actor for Birdman movie in 2014 and Best Ensemble Performance for Spotlight movie in 2015.

He has won Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead for Birdman movie in 2014 and Robert Altman Award for spotlight movie in 2015.

He has won Satellite Awards for Best Actor and Best Cast in a Motion picture for Birdman and Spotlight in 2014 and 2015.

He has won Film Critics Awards in several categories such as; Alliance of Women Film Journalist Award for Best Actor, Best Society of Film Critics for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, International Online Film Critic's Poll Award for Best Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Ensemble and more in 2014.

Another movie "Spotlight" of him was a huge success at that time, where he played the role of Walter"Robby Robinson". This movie has also won several awards for many categories in 2015; such as AARP Annual Movies for Grownups Award for Best Supporting Role, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and many more on the same year. The movie "The Trial of the Chicago 7", "Morbius" and "The Asset" is the post-production movies of Michael.

He won the Cinequest San Jose Film festival Maverick Spirit Award in 2008, Zurich Film Festival Career Achievement Award for 2009, Hollywood Career Achievement Award for 2014, and Capri Hollywood International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for The Founder movie in 2016.

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Nominations

He has 68 nominations so far for his movies in several awards. He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor for Birdman in 2014. He was nominated British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards for Best Actor in Leading Role for Birdman in 2014.

He was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Acor Miniseries or Television Film for Live from Baghdad in 2002.

He was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Move for The Company movie in 2007.

He was nominated for MTV Movies Awards for Best Kiss for Batman Returns in 1993 and was also nominated for Best Figh scene for Birdman in 2015. He was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Beetlejuice movie in 

1988, Best Actor for Birdman in 2014 and Best supporting Actor for Spider-Man in 2017.

He was nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Scary Scene for White Noise movie in 2005.

He was also nominated for AARP Movies for Grownups Award for Best Actor for The Founder in 2016.

There are more nominations for him in different years with different categories.

Michael Keaton kids

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Michael Keaton Wife

Michael's sexual orientation is straight. Keaton was married to Caroline McWilliams on June 5, 1982, who was an American Actress and best known for her portrayal of Marchy Hill in the Television series. Their relationship ended up in 1990. The couple has one son together, Sean Douglas, who was born in 1983. He was in a relationship with actress Courteney Cox from 1990 to 1995.

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How Tall is Michael Keaton?

He has an average body build. He is 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches) tall and weight 73 kg(161 lbs). He has Gray hair color and his eye color is Blue.

Michael Keaton Net Worth

Michael Keaton has appeared in dozens of extremely popular and successful movies over a career that has spanned several decades. His primary income source is from his acting career and endorsement. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is approx. USD 40 million.

Did You Know?

  • He was nominated for MTV Movies Awards for Best Kiss for Batman Returns in 1993.
  • Is the youngest of seven siblings. Has three brothers and three sisters.
  • Has played Agent Ray Nicolette in Jackie Brown (1997) and again in Out of Sight (1998).
  • Is a Second City alumnus - a member of the Los Angeles branch.
  • His son, Sean Douglas, plays keyboard for a band called "The Hatch".
  • Enjoys snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and riding horses on his California and Montana ranches.
  • Is the fourth--and shortest--actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  • His father had English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German ancestry, while his mother was from an Irish family.
  • When asked in an interview which historical figure he wished he could play, his choice was Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams.
  • Has worked with three generations of actresses: Melanie Griffith and her mother Tippi Hedren in Pacific Heights (1990), and Griffith's daughter Dakota Johnson in Need for Speed (2014).
  • As of 2016 has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Toy Story 3 (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Spotlight (2015)
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6931 Hollywood Blvd. on July 28, 2016.
  • He was awarded Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Fleur Pellerin on January 18, 2016.
  • He worked on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico when he was age 21.
  • Is a huge fan of Katy Perry.
  • Has worked with all three of Tom Cruise's ex-wives: Mimi Rogers in Gung Ho (1986) as boyfriend and girlfriend; Nicole Kidman in My Life (1993) as husband and wife; and Katie Holmes in First Daughter (2004) as father and daughter.
  • Keaton is a Democrat. He endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012 and Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
  • In 1978, he made his theatrical film debut in a supporting role in the comedy movie, Rabbit Test.
  • In 1974, Michael Keaton made his first TV show appearance on the educational children’s show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.