Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
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Michael Keaton: Career in pictures

Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Over the last 30 years, Keaton has appeared in numerous films in both lead and supporting roles. Perhaps best known for playing Batman, Keaton was recently nominated for an Oscar for “Birdman.” Here are some highlights of his career.  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton, right, teamed with Henry Winkler to play night-shift morgue attendants who help a prostitute (Shelley Long) turn the morgue into a brothel in Ron Howard’s hit comedy “Night Shift.” (The Ladd Co.)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Following his success in “Night Shift,” Keaton nabbed roles in several 1980s comedies, including Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” Though only a supporting role, Keaton’s hyperactive character was a scene-stealer, and his performance earned him a Saturn Award nomination. (CBS)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton reunited with Burton for the 1989 blockbuster “Batman” and its 1992 sequel, “Batman Returns.” (Warner Bros.)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
With the aid of special effects, Keaton played multiple roles in Harold Ramis’ “Multiplicity,” about an overworked family man who has himself cloned. (Stephen Vaughan / Columbia Pictures)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
In a small role, Keaton joined Pam Grier in Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama “Jackie Brown,” based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. He reprised his role of Ray Nicolette in 1998’s “Out of Sight,” based on another Leonard book. (Darren Michaels / Miramax Films)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton got dark in “Desperate Measures,” playing a sociopathic murderer who offers to donate bone marrow to a cop’s gravely ill son. (Merrick Morton / TriStar Pictures)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
1998 also found Keaton in the family film “Jack Frost,” as a dad who dies in a car accident and comes back as a snowman for a second chance at fatherhood.  (Suzanne Hanover / Warner Bros.)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
In a supporting role, Keaton played fictional U.S. President John McKenzie in “First Daughter,” which also starred Margaret Colin, left, and Katie Holmes. (Christine Loss / 20th Century Fox)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
After a slew of films in the late ‘90s, Keaton had several years of relative absence from the screen. 2004’s supernatural horror film “White Noise” featured the actor in a rare starring role. (Chris Helcermanas-Benge / Universal Studios)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton turned to the small screen with TNT’s six-hour Cold War spy drama, “The Company.”  (Jan Thijs / TNT)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
The actor made his directorial debut with 2008’s “The Merry Gentleman,” starring Keaton and Kelly Macdonald. (Matt Dinerstein / Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton voiced smooth-talking Ken, wooing Jodi Benson’s Barbie in the third installment of the beloved “Toy Story” franchise. (Disney / Pixar)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton played a supporting role as a police captain in the box-office hit “The Other Guys,” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. (Macall Polay / Columbia Pictures)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
In 2014, Keaton joined Gary Oldman, left, in a remake of “RoboCop,” and also appeared alongside Aaron Paul in “Need for Speed.” (Kerry Hayes / Columbia Pictures)
Michael Keaton: Career in pictures
Keaton capped off a busy 2014 with the lead role in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s acclaimed “Birdman,” for which Keaton won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award. (Alison Rosa / Fox Searchlight)
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