How much is Michael Keaton worth?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 5, 1951|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton, born Michael Douglas, is an Actor who has been in the industry for more than 40 years. Keaton became famous thanks to scoring some high profile sitcom roles in the 80s and through trial and error becoming a movie star. To this day the actor is seeing almost as much success as he was 30 years ago when he played iconic roles such as Beetlejuice and the first Batman on the big screen.
American actor Michael Keaton has a net worth of $40 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Michael Keaton Get So Rich?
Though there have been many different actors play Batman on the big screen in the past thirty years, Keaton was the first to do it and is often looked at as one of the best. Though he didn’t get paid as much as his on screen counterpart, Jack Nicholson, who played the joker, Keaton still made five million dollars for the first Batman movie, and he made more than double for the sequel, Batman Returns. Keaton will be returning as Bruce Wayne once again in the upcoming Flash movie. It will be his first time playing Batman in almost 30 years and after several other high profile actors have also become known as the bat. It will be interesting to say they least as it will likely be set in an alternate reality.
He is part of a billion dollar franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming. At the end of the movie, it was hinted at that he would feature in a spin-off movie about The Sinister Six, a group of Spider-Man’s villains. Even though there hasn’t been an update on the development of the movie for a while, it is something that Sony has been wanting to develop for almost 10 years.
Why Is He So Famous?
Keaton first rose to fame playing roles in two sitcoms that aired on CBS, the first being All’s Fair, and the second by Tyler Moore Hour, and he had memorable guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. This opened doors for Keaton and got him starring roles in hit comedies throughout the 1980s. Night Shift was his first starring movie and his first major box office success was Mr. Mom. The actor went on to have several iconic roles that are now embedded in pop culture.
After having a not so successful 2000s and first half of 2010s, There has since been something of a renaissance for the actor as he is not only scoring lead roles again, but he has also been nominated for an Academy Award for best actor. In the mid 2010s Keaton starred in Birdman, Spotlight, The Founder, a biopic about the founder of McDonald’s, and Spider-Man: Homecoming to massive critical acclaim and commercial success.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Keaton has a great working relationship with Tim Burton, as the actor was directed by Burton in movies in the late 80s and 90s, such as on Batman and Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, and they recently reunited in 2019 for the live action remake of Dumbo.
Having not had a role in a comedy movie for years (aside from voicing Ken in Toy Story 3,) Keaton is known for taking on strange roles and has a completely unique perspective and approach to the roles he takes on. The actor has a penchant for playing characters named after creatures with wings; first as Batman in the original movie and in Batman Returns, then as the titular character in Birdman, and now as The Vulture in the most recent Spider-Man reboot.
Though Keaton’s movies in which he has a starring role don’t break records at the box office, it’s his roles in huge franchises that has rewarded the actor with an estimated net worth of $40 million. It also gives him the opportunity to act in smaller but more critically acclaimed movies that he has become known for in recent years. The renaissance will continue this year and well in to 2021 as he is set to star in the Aaron Sorkin helmed crime drama, The Trial of the Chicago 7, starring alongside Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne. In 2021, Keaton is reported to have a role in the upcoming movie Morbius, which shares its universe with the Tom Hardy movie, Venom.