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Michael Keaton Biography

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

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

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: winner
  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2015New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 2014Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2014National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1987National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner

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