Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton reveals the face of American greed in the shrewd McDonald's drama 'The Founder'

Michael Keaton reveals the face of American greed in the shrewd McDonald's drama 'The Founder'

“What have you ever come up with?!” That question arrives near the end of “The Founder,” a sharp and satisfyingly fat-free account of how a wily salesman took a lucrative Southern California burger joint and turned it into the world’s biggest fast-food empire. Given what we’ve seen up until that point — a reluctant deal with the devil that has all but pushed two hardworking brothers out of their own company — it’s a reasonable enough inquiry.

You might well be reminded of a similarly scornful question (“What do you do?!”) posed in another recent biopic of a much more iconic...

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