Michael Keaton Isn't 'Birdman'

February 12, 2015 12:04 AM

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Michael Keaton hates talking about himself. This is why he's never been able to understand politicians. "They talk about themselves for years, move the truth around for years, only to win an election and do it for more and more years," he says to the New York Times culture reporter Cara Buckley at a recent TimesTalk. "It takes a really interesting type of person to do that."

Which is why he doesn't really entertain the idea that he is in any way his character Riggan Thomson in Birdman, a Hollywood actor struggling to make a comeback after starring in a blockbuster superhero trilogy. It's not about him or his story at all, according to Keaton. "All the characters are ver...

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