Michael Keaton
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"Michael John Douglas", better known by his stage name "Michael Keaton", is an American actor, producer, director and former comedian.

Keaton first rose to fame for his comedic film roles in Night Shift (film)/Night Shift (1982), Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Beetlejuice (1988), and he earned further acclaim for his dramatic portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne / Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989 film)/Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). Since then, he has appeared in a variety of films ranging from dramas and romantic comedies to thriller and action films including Clean and Sober (1988), The Dream Team/The Dream Team (1989), Pacific Heights (1990 film)/Pacific Heights (1990), Much Ado About Nothing (1993 film)/Much Ado About Nothing (1993), My Life (film)/My Life (1993), The Paper (film)/The Paper (1994), Jackie Brown (film)/Jackie Brown (1997), The Other Guys (2010), Need for Speed (film)/Need for Speed (2014) and RoboCop (2014 film)/RoboCop (2014), and also provided voices for characters in the Pixar films Cars (film)/Cars (2006) and Toy Story 3 (2010).

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I'm gonna do four or five of these movies, and it's going to become my career. I'll have to keep expanding the bat suit, because I get fatter every year. I'll be bankrupt. I'll be out opening shopping malls, going from appearance to appearance in a cheesy van. [On playing Batman].

My life is very... complex [Batman].

Unless you're flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what's on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?

Well, I think I'm not a non-believer, and I'm not a believer. But, on the other hand, I couldn't give you a good enough reason why EVP doesn't exist. I don't know enough about it, so how could I say it's not true. Plus, a person's reality is a person's reality; so that's your belief system. It's all perception anyway, isn't it?

That takes a lot of guts, ... It's not hard for me to imagine having that kind of job.

I didn't do it to say I wanted to do something for my child. ... If I didn't think it was good, I wouldn't have done it.

The fun part of showing up on set in a movie like this with these people.

You're not a columnist. You're a reporter (who) writes long.