35 years after the Batman premiere, Michael Keaton regrets something he did while preparing for the role
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8 April 2024, at 15:59

Michael Keaton created a cameo in Tim Burton's Batman. However, the importance he placed on his muscles turned out to be too much, something Jack Nicholson had previously tried to make the actor realize.

Źródło fot. Batman, Tim Burton, Warner Bros., 1989


One of the most famous creations Michael Keaton It is the title role in Batman Tim Burton. The original 1989 show still holds a special place in the hearts of many fans. Although the performance of the aforementioned actor is evaluated positively, he is the star himself He regrets something he did in preparation for the movie.

It's about the training that allowed Michael Keaton to boast a developed personality. Muscles turned out to be a hindrance to the group. They made the superhero costume tight around the actor and the artist couldn't move freely. The uselessness of physical exercises in preparation for the role, the Batman actor was pointed out by his co-star Jack Nicholson.What is the star talking about? Beetlejuice Tell During a recent interview with GQ.

One day, Jack Nicholson came up and asked me what I was doing. I replied that I was training. “Why are you doing this?” – He wanted to know. I didn't have an answer for him, so he just left. I went about this wrong. It's better to be small on the inside [kostiumu]. This allows you to move and breathe. I don't know what I was thinking. As an actor, I decided that this was my job.

To this day, actors prepare for roles in superhero films by undergoing training, but – according to Keaton – an extensive personality may interfere with the creation of the characters. It seems he has already learned this lesson Robert Pattersonany I confessWhich He didn't particularly engage in physical exercises before taking on the role of Bruce Wayne in the 2022 show. Ultimately, in Matt Reeves' work, the Brit has done a very good job, presenting an emo-grunge version of the famous character.

Michael Keaton was clearly influenced many years ago by the characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, who had muscular builds. Let us remind you, That the American recently returned to the role of Bruce Wayne because of the scene the light. In the work, which was not very well received, the actor presented a slightly different version of the one we know from Tim Burton's film, and director Andy Muschietti explained the reason behind the “fall” of this character.

Film expert, MISH graduate of Jagiellonian University. Her master's thesis concerns the new spirituality in contemporary cinema. Filmomaniak website editor since April 2023, supports the managing editor and head of all journalists. Previously, I wrote for naEkranie. If he's not watching The Ninth Gate for the hundredth time, he's reading Therese Bohman and Donna Tartt's books for the first time. He prefers knowledge to horror, drama to horror, and Jung to Freud. He searches for symbolic paintings in museums. He runs long distances and covers longer distances on a gravel bike. He loves dachshunds.


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