Michael Keaton

  • Birth Name: Michael John Douglas
  • Birth Place: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Studied speech at Kent State University before dropping out.
  • Worked as a stagehand on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood from 1972 to '74; later hosted and produced the Emmy-nominated special Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor (2003).
  • Was a member of the Flying Zucchini Brothers comedy troupe.
  • Couldn't use his birth name, Michael Douglas, when he went into acting because of the famous actor of the same name; took his stage surname from actor Diane Keaton.
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1982 comedy Night Shift.
  • Wrote a column for ESPN.com on the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013.

Awards

  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Caroline McWilliams — Ex-wife
  • Sean Maxwell Douglas — Son
  • Robert Douglas — Brother
  • Courteney Cox — Ex-significant Other
  • George Douglas — Father
  • George Douglas Jr. — Brother
  • Joyce — Sister
  • Leona Douglas — Mother
  • Paul Douglas — Brother
  • Diane — Sister
  • Pamela — Sister

College

  • Attended Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

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