The Many Faces Of Michael Keaton

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This weekend, Michael Keaton could be receiving an Academy Award for Best actor, for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. Indeed, many people over here at ScreenAnarchy central think he's going to get the gold, and Birdman itself was on many of our Top-10 lists for 2014. In his review, Christopher Bourne called it "an incredibly impressive achievement in artistry and entertainment", and rightly predicted the current Oscar-buzz. Therefore, let's make this week's quiz about Michael Keaton!

To be honest, Michael Keaton holds a weird position in my pantheon of favorite actors, in that he is incredibly good in some roles, yet insufferably irritating in others. While I was looking for screenshots in the archives, the ones I found for one particular film made me physically ill from sheer annoyance.
But when used correctly, or linked with the right material, he's great!

Therefore, once again I'm going to use a gallery of fifteen close-ups of one of my (oftentimes) favorite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images and guess which movies they're from! No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb.

And I'll post the answers next Thursday, or earlier if someone has all fifteen of them right.

Kurt Halfyard and Stuart Muller contributed to this story.

And here he is as Riggan in Birdman.

This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz, but all others do. So please browse through the gallery. Click on the edge of this picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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God of JoyFebruary 20, 2015 2:40 PM

1. Jackie Brown
2. Much Ado About Nothing (Braunagh version)
4. Batman
5. Robocop (?)
9. Night Shift
11. Gung Ho (?)
12. Multiplicity
15. Toy Story, um 3 (?)

God of JoyFebruary 20, 2015 2:42 PM

I can almost guess #14. he was psycho sociopath, something bone marrow with maybe Andy Garcia. tip of my tongue.

Of course now I am curious Ard - which role made you ill?

THT_3000February 20, 2015 8:09 PM

3. Clear History
8. Herbie Fully Loaded
13. White Noise

Dave BaxterFebruary 20, 2015 10:30 PM

1. Jackie Brown
2. Much Ado About Nothing
3. Clear HIstory
4. Batman
5. Robocop
6. My Life (?)
7. Need For Speed
8. Herbie Fully Loaded
9. Night Shift
10. The Other Guys
11. Gung Ho
12. Multiplicity
13. White Noise
14. Desperate Measures
15. Toy Story 3

I'm not sure about #7. It looks a LITTLE like "My Life" Keaton, but I can't be sure.

Special thanks to THT_3000 for Clear History and Herbie Fully Loaded, I would never have guessed those two.

Ard VijnFebruary 21, 2015 8:42 AM

All are correct!
That leaves 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, and 14.

Ard VijnFebruary 21, 2015 8:45 AM

That would have been The Dream Team, and parts of Multiplicity have the same effect on me as well.

Ard VijnFebruary 21, 2015 8:49 AM

All good!
That leaves 6, 7, 10, and 14.

Ard VijnFebruary 21, 2015 8:51 AM

All correct... except for number 6. ;-)

AleksFebruary 21, 2015 7:38 PM

6. Batman Returns

Ard VijnFebruary 22, 2015 8:23 PM


Ard VijnFebruary 22, 2015 8:30 PM

And that concludes the quiz! As usual, here are all the titles, and the people who identified them first:

1: JACKIE BROWN (God of Joy)
4: BATMAN (God of Joy)
5: ROBOCOP (God of Joy)
7: NEED FOR SPEED (Dave Baxter)
9: NIGHT SHIFT (God of Joy)
10: THE OTHER GUYS (Dave Baxter)
11: GUNG HO (God of Joy)
12: MULTIPLICITY (God of Joy)
13: WHITE NOISE (THT_3000)
15: TOY STORY 3 (God of Joy)