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Oscars news: Michael Keaton caps career with ‘Birdman,’ ‘true African heroes’ of ‘Virunga’

Anne Thompson observes, “At 63, Michael Keaton is enjoying the attention that comes with hitting a challenging role out of the park. Look closely at his career, and you see a man who always paid attention to the details and pushed for more than the ordinary as he built his characters, no matter what the movie. During his long SBIFF Modern Master chat with Leonard Maltin, Keaton ranged from running around naked as a kid performing for his seven siblings, early standup at Catch a Rising Star and The Improv, which allowed him to ‘write little plays and perform, not asking permission,’ and comedies like ‘Night Shift,’ ‘Mr. Mom’ and ‘Johnny Dangerously’ to Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (he’d love to take it to the stage) and drama ‘Clean and Sober.'” Thompson on Hollywood

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