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Back to the '80's: Actor of the Week - Michael Keaton

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Actor of the Week - Michael Keaton

Sept. 5, 1951 -

In the 80's he played a stay at home Dad, a nocturnal superhero, a mental patient, an alcoholic, a ghost with the most, a mafia-type criminal leader, a voice for American auto workers and even a pimp working out of a morgue, among other things.

To say Michael Keaton has been diverse in his career would be an understatement. Keaton never really got enough credit for his dramatic roles, maybe because he was so brilliant in his comedic roles. However, he deserves credit for brilliant turns in movies such as Clean and Sober. Keaton is one of the few actors who, in my opinion, has been able to make the transition from successful comedic actor to, more than capable, dramatic actor.

Keaton has continued to stay busy throughout the 90's and 00's. And with with new movies already completed and ready to hit the theaters, there looks to be no let up for him in the coming decade.

Here are Michael Keaton's credits in the 80's:

"Report to Murphy" (1982) (TV)
Night Shift (1982)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Gung Ho (1986)
Touch and Go (1986)
The Squeeze (1987)
Beetle Juice (1988)
Clean and Sober (1988)
The Dream Team (1989)
Batman (1989)

I'll be typin' at ya later,
Bob the Blogger