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Michael Keaton is an American actor known for his roles in the comedy Mr. Mom and as Batman in the Tim Burton-directed installments of the series.
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For his impressive work on the project, Keaton received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. His co-star, Helena Bonham Carter, was also nominated for a Golden Globe.
After the success of Live from Baghdad,
Keaton started working on a series of film projects. He played the president in the 2004 comedy First Daughter starring Katie Holmes. In 2005, he appeared in three films: the independent drama Game 6; the supernatural thriller White Noise; and the family friendly Herbie Fully Loaded.
In 2006, Keaton voiced one of the characters in the popular animated film Cars. The next year, he returned to television with a role in The Company, a movie about the CIA. Keaton stepped behind the camera in 2008, when he made his directorial debut on the small-budget independent drama The Merry Gentleman. He also starred in the project along with Bobby Cannavale and Kelly Macdonald. In the film, Keaton played a depressed hitman who falls for a woman trying to recover from an abusive relationship. "If I've done it right [the audience will] enjoy spending time with these people, and they'll want to see how the relationships play out," Keaton explained to the Guardian newspaper.
Keaton returned his comedic roots with 2009's Post Grad, playing the father of a recent college student starting out in life. His voice will also be heard in the upcoming animated film Toy Story 3. Working with Damon Wayans Jr., Will Ferrell, and Mark Wahlberg, Keaton will star in The Other Guys, an upcoming action comedy.
Keaton was married to Caroline McWilliams from 1982 until 1990. The couple has one son together, Sean Maxwell, who was born in 1983. He also dated actress Courteney Cox from 1990 to 1995.
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