What happened to Michael Keaton?

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  1. todd stone

    todd stone Screenwriter

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    I miss the fiery eyed Michael Keaton from the:

    mr mom and gung-ho movies.

    He was at his best with these movies and of course in Batman.

    He has a new movie coming out soon, but why has he not been used as much as of late? Anyone know if this was his decision process?
     
  2. John Watson

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    I was thinking the same question as I debated buying the DVD of Pacific Heights - is it the thinning hair?
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    He was great in Jackie Brown and Out of Sight as Ray Nicolette. I'd really like to see him do some more stuff.
     
  4. ThomasC

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    He was in the HBO movie Live From Baghdad last year, which got pretty good reviews AFAIK. He'll be starring as the President in First Daughter with Katie Holmes next year, and he's currently filming White Noise.
     
  5. Timothy Alexander

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    He was that very fiery-eyed Michael Keaton you used to know in "Live From Baghdad". Very very good movie. Rent it.
     
  6. Richard Kim

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    Also, Keaton was in the Simpsons episode "Pokey Mom" as an ex-con that Marge tries to reach out to.
     
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  8. todd stone

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    let us not forget the horror of "Multiplicity"
     
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    What about his role as Dogberry in Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing?

    "Don't forget, sir, that I am an ass."
     
  10. Jonathan Dagmar

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    i enjoyed muliplicity, not amazing, but pretty decent anyway..
     
  11. streeter

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    He also was in Quicksand with Michael Caine recently. This is one of those European-funded films. It went direct-to-video over there, while it hasn't even reached the US yet.

    Interestingly enough, the movie is about European film funding of a crappy B-movie with a falling star (a la Stallone) played by Michael Caine, which turns out to be a money laundering scheme.

    The movie looked cheap and was terrible.

    Live From Baghdad was excellent, though.
     
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    Multiplicity. Jack Frost! [​IMG]

    But seriously, I did like the first Batman movie the best. [​IMG]
     
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    It's all about Beetlejuice, baby![​IMG]
     
  14. streeter

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    I hope White Noise makes it to theaters.
     
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    If you're a Michael Keaton fan, I'll also put in an enthusiastic recommendation for Live from Baghdad.

    Very good film.
     
  16. todd stone

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    I also enjoyed the movie MY LIFE. I thought he did very well in that role.
     
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    ?? Muliplicity was a solid comedy! I liked it..

    Doug 3 "We kind of bent rule #1..."

    Doug 2 "Damn near broke it off..."
     
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    Now is the time to do Bettljuice 2.
     
  20. Gary Seven

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    Being a fan of Keaton in movies like Mr Mom, Gung Ho, Nightshift and Beetlejuice, I would like to see him in more comedies as I feel that's his strength. However, I said this back in 1989 and still say it today, Keaton was horribly miscast as Batman. Burton did many things wrong with Batman and hiring Keaton "just for his eyes" was just one of them. Keaton is effective as an everyman kind of character and Batman is anything but.

    I was entertained by Multiplicity, as well. Wasn't bad.
     

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