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Michael Keaton Just Proved Once And For All That He's Batman

There are other batmen, but there's only one goddamn Batman.

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Michael Keaton spoke to Shortlist this week about the release of his new film, Birdman, in which he plays a washed up star trying to direct a play.

The actor played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's Batman (1989), and Batman Returns (1992), and reportedly turned down "an insane amount of money" to make a third film.
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The actor played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's Batman (1989), and Batman Returns (1992), and reportedly turned down "an insane amount of money" to make a third film.

Referring to Christian Bale, who recently said he felt "jealous of someone else playing Batman", the interviewer asked Keaton "if he ever gets that."

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Keaton replied: "No. Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that."

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Perfect.

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H/T Batman News, Shortlist.