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10 Best Michael Keaton Performances

Before he's Batman again, let's look back at his best roles...

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The Michael Keaton School of losing control in a performance is a prestigious academy - this actor is at the top of his game! As anyone close to the internet will be aware, Keaton is returning to the cape and the cowl. This is excellent news for fans of the Burton Batman films.

Together, Burton and Keaton reinvented the wheel in transforming the on-screen depiction of Bruce Wayne from the campy '60s, Adam West style to the gritty noir style that he had come to be known by in the comics (thanks in large part to the recently departed Neal Adams).

Keaton's career has thankfully taken him in many directions both before and after Batman - anyone excited by this casting is absolutely right to be. He is a chameleon when it comes to acting, able to slot into any scene and lose himself in the moment. His turn as Vulture in Spiderman: Homecoming added a genuine sense of dread to the film, while Beetlejuice is one of the funniest movies in the last thirty years.

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Keaton's return has already raised the question of what's happening with the Flash movie (smart money is on Flashpoint) but let's have a look at what else this man can do with a good script and almost free rein!

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