MICHAEL KEATON Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Michael Keaton, (born September 9 or September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania) is an American actor.


Keaton was born in an Irish Catholic family of 7 children.


Keaton’s real name is Michael John Douglas, but he could not use his real last name professionally because the Screen Actors Guild prohibits two actors from using the same name, and his name would have conflicted with those of Mike Douglas or Michael Douglas. He picked “Keaton” after actress Diane Keaton.


Keaton is known for his work in films such as Batman, Beetlejuice, and Multiplicity. His career suffered a lull until 2005’s White Noise.


He had a long relationship with American actress Courteney Cox.
Michael Keaton, who played Batman, appeared alongside Christopher Reeve, who is best known for playing Superman, in the movie Speechless. Keaton was also in movies with future Batman film actresses Nicole Kidman (My Life) and Katie Holmes (First Daughter). Also made a cameo appearance with another Batman George Clooney in (Out of Sight).