Michael Keaton's most iconic role: Batman or Beetlejuice? | The Tylt
Michael Keaton's most iconic role: Batman or Beetlejuice?
"I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me."
Below is the synopsis of the 1989 "Batman" movie, per IMDB.
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Prior to 1989, besides "Superman," superhero movies had fared well at the box office or with critics. But that all changed with Keaton's portrayal of Batman in both "Batman" and "Batman Returns." Keaton transformed Batman from a campy hero stuck in the '60s into a serious, badass crime fighter. The first reboot about the caped crusader made more than $411 million globally at the box office and launched Batman's live-action film career (for better and worse).
Check out a clip of Michael in his highly-praised role as Batsy below.
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Michael played the sleazy, grotesque, but laugh-out-loud funny ghost Beetlejuice in Tim Burton's dark comedy classic. You definitely don't wanna call his name three times or else he'll appear in the outer-world and wreck havoc; although that's what made the character fun. The cult classic made $73 million domestically at the box office and was a massive hit for both Burton and Keaton.
Watch a clip from the hilarious dark comedy below.