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Michael Keaton finally had his big comeback year in 2014. With Birdman, and his very meta portrayal of a washed-up superhero actor, Keaton now finds himself as a leading contender for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Recently, he sat down with EPIX, along with some of his fellow competition for the award: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), and Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher). Robert Downey Jr. was also in attendance for the roundtable interview.

At one point during the interview, the topic of Keaton’s wearing the Batsuit came up, from his days in Tim Burton’s Batman films, and Keaton’s addressing the topic is as entertaining as ever:

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Please put me down in support of Keaton playing the The Dark Knight Returns version of the character someday, a role he still has some affection for.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Michael Keaton never left movies. Have you seen BIRDMAN? It’s superb, and Keaton deserves the Best Actor nomination he’ll surely get. Knowing the Academy’s tastes, though, he’ll probably lose to some Brit.

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