Michael Keaton flies high as has-been actor in 'Birdman'

October 15, 2014 8:15 PM

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Michael Keaton flies high as has-been actor in 'Birdman'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Keaton hung up his "Batman" cape more than two decades ago, but the versatile actor soared to new heights with a high-octane performance as a has-been trying to revive his career in comedy-drama and early Oscar favorite "Birdman."

In the film by Mexican director and Academy Award-nominee Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu ("21 Grams," "Babel"), which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Keaton plays actor Riggan Thomson, who like himself found fame playing the superhero in an action franchise he left years ago.

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