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Michael Keaton in just his tighty whities and a look at a costume from the dark comedy Birdman

06.03.2013

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I've expressed my love for dark comedies in previous articles and one film from that genre I can't wait to see is the upcoming BIRDMAN from director Alejandro Iñárritu. While he has normally directed heart wrenching dramas like AMORES PERROS, 21 GRAMS and BIUTIFUL I'm very excited for the director to be working on a comedy, especially one that has a fantastic premise and a stellar cast that includes the one and only Michael Keaton.

The film is about a washed up actor who used to play a famous superhero (Keaton) and is trying to put on a Broadway play in order to save his career. Unfortunately an egotistical leading man (Edward Norton) and members of his family (Emma Stone) are not making things easy for the actor and I'm sure hilarity will ensue. Hopefully incredibly dark hilarity.

BIRDMAN is currently filming in New York and some pictures have surfaced from The Daily Mail of Michael Keaton doing his best "Frank the Tank" impersonation, running through the streets wearing nothing but his briefs. I have no clue what is going on in the film when these pictures were taken but Keaton looks absolutely terrified in them. And is that a wig he's holding?

Birdman

Birdman

Birdman

Some other pictures have been revealed from a shoot last week and in them we get a first look at the Birdman costume. What's odd is that it's not Michael Keaton wearing the outfit but an unnamed man who appears to be following the actor around. Is Keaton's character being stalked by an overzealous fan or is the man a figment of his imagination? The later is rumored to be true so we could be in for some surreal moments in the film, which would explain the other images released of Michael Keaton doing some harness and green screen work.

Birdman

Birdman

Birdman

Birdman

Birdman

BIRDMAN also stars Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Andrea Riseborough, and should be out sometime this year

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Extra Tidbit: Michael Keaton was originally cast as Jack on the show Lost and the character was suppose to be die in the first season. ABC didn't like having the hero killed off so early and the producers decided to change the script. Keaton ended up backing out though because he didn't want to be tied down to a regular series.
Source: The Daily Mail

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10:25PM on 06/03/2013

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4:47PM on 06/03/2013

Is Dynomutt in it too?

Hanna-Barbera gonna sue somebody!
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3:06PM on 06/03/2013

Keaton..

Got soooo old LOL. But this movie is sounds amazing though and the cast is so awesome. Norton and stone :) I am sooo down and ready. Did you guys see that movie with stone called PAPER MAN? that movie was amazing, it was really well acted and stone was brilliant in it.

And at extra tidbit who gives a rat's ass if he was suppose to be killed off so early. LOL they were already fuckin dead. I still can't believe how that show ended. I was thinking of it the other day at work and just got so
Got soooo old LOL. But this movie is sounds amazing though and the cast is so awesome. Norton and stone :) I am sooo down and ready. Did you guys see that movie with stone called PAPER MAN? that movie was amazing, it was really well acted and stone was brilliant in it.

And at extra tidbit who gives a rat's ass if he was suppose to be killed off so early. LOL they were already fuckin dead. I still can't believe how that show ended. I was thinking of it the other day at work and just got so angry. Like you give us 6 season's 6 yrs of our life to this show and you give us an ending where everyone was already dead and meet up in some fancy Purgatory. Like come on thats the stupidest shit ever. Like all the myths and stuff didn't even matter anymore. Let me stop this rant now because I am just getting more angry. But I loved the way fringe ended though like that was the most perfect ending.

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7:24AM on 06/04/2013
Nope, you completely didn't understand Lost if you thought they were already dead at the start. Try and stick to something a little easier for your brain to handle.
Nope, you completely didn't understand Lost if you thought they were already dead at the start. Try and stick to something a little easier for your brain to handle.
2:30PM on 06/03/2013
"The film is about a washed up actor who used to play a famous superhero (Keaton)"

I laughed out loud at this! Honestly, I hope they go "semi-meta" on this à la Adaptation/Being John Malkovitch even though Keaton is playing a character and not himself.
"The film is about a washed up actor who used to play a famous superhero (Keaton)"

I laughed out loud at this! Honestly, I hope they go "semi-meta" on this à la Adaptation/Being John Malkovitch even though Keaton is playing a character and not himself.
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12:40PM on 06/03/2013
Interesting! Keaton is an extremely underappreciated talent. And he's still a handsome devil, tighty whities and black socks aside. Oh and Naomi Watts-suuuuuch an awesome actress, one of my very favorites.
Interesting! Keaton is an extremely underappreciated talent. And he's still a handsome devil, tighty whities and black socks aside. Oh and Naomi Watts-suuuuuch an awesome actress, one of my very favorites.
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12:35PM on 06/03/2013
Still my favorite Batman.

Can't wait for this. Alot of great talent in this film.
Still my favorite Batman.

Can't wait for this. Alot of great talent in this film.
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11:21AM on 06/03/2013
VERY interesting.

I wish they could've made it so they'd made a franchise out of a live action version of an existing character like Blue Falcon or something.
VERY interesting.

I wish they could've made it so they'd made a franchise out of a live action version of an existing character like Blue Falcon or something.
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2:31PM on 06/03/2013
Keaton trying to put up a Batman Broadway show would've been hilarious!
Keaton trying to put up a Batman Broadway show would've been hilarious!
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11:13AM on 06/03/2013
Keaton looks bad ass.



..which is awesome
Keaton looks bad ass.



..which is awesome
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11:04AM on 06/03/2013
Have always enjoyed Keaton in comedies and know he'll rock this role for sure.
Have always enjoyed Keaton in comedies and know he'll rock this role for sure.
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10:26AM on 06/03/2013
Need to keep tabs on this film, what a great cast! Keaton still looks in great shape these days, Dark Knight Returns anyone???
Need to keep tabs on this film, what a great cast! Keaton still looks in great shape these days, Dark Knight Returns anyone???
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10:09AM on 06/03/2013
That is such a great-looking Birdman suit.
That is such a great-looking Birdman suit.
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9:44AM on 06/03/2013

Blue Falcon

Anyone else getting a Blue Falcon kind of vibe from these pics?

And lookin forward to this even though it's my first time hearing about the flick. Keaton, Norton, Stone, what can go wrong?
Anyone else getting a Blue Falcon kind of vibe from these pics?

And lookin forward to this even though it's my first time hearing about the flick. Keaton, Norton, Stone, what can go wrong?
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9:49AM on 06/03/2013
Yeah, I do. It feels like a cross between Blue Falcon and Birdman (the Hanna Barbera cartoon).
Yeah, I do. It feels like a cross between Blue Falcon and Birdman (the Hanna Barbera cartoon).
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