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Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:42 AM

I'll say it.....Michael Keaton is one of the best actors

ever!

I'm watching the mini-series, Dopesick, and he's just sooooooo good in such an understated way.

So far this series is riveting.

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Reply I'll say it.....Michael Keaton is one of the best actors (Original post)
Upthevibe Nov 2021 OP
Walleye Nov 2021 #1
yellowdogintexas Nov 2021 #2
Upthevibe Nov 2021 #3
Upthevibe Nov 2021 #10
Cracklin Charlie Nov 2021 #4
Upthevibe Nov 2021 #5
Cracklin Charlie Nov 2021 #6
Bayard Nov 2021 #7
Orrex Nov 2021 #8
Skittles Nov 2021 #9
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2021 #11

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:53 AM

1. Agree, I saw "Birdman" on the big screen. Genius

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:33 AM

2. He was extraordinary in that role.

"Dopesick" is a powerful series.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:48 AM

3. yellowdogintexas....That's the word....Michael Keaton is extraordinary.

He also seems very selective about the roles he'll choose. I just get the feel that his level of integrity is very uncommon.

Also, Peter Sarsgaard is excellent as always.

I'm on the third episode, and this series has exceeded my expectations.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:06 AM

10. I just finished "Dopesick" and it

was so very, very powerful. It was horrific to see what that family did (and others do as we well know-such as PG & E - Erin Brockovich, Dark Waters, etc).

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:52 AM

4. He seems to dominate the screen.

I saw him in a Spider-Man movie, wasnít expecting much. But, he really does seem to just quietly take over every scene he appears in.

Heís a great actor.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:57 AM

5. Cracklin Charlie....

That's it! He's so subtle but before you know it he's transfixing (that's probably a contradiction and therein lies his magic).....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 12:44 PM

6. It definitely seems magical.

I know nothing about acting, I donít really watch a whole lot of movies, I donít know anything about making movies.

But, some of these folks seem to have an ability to jump right off the screen, and into your soul. Keaton is one. I think Robin Williams was another. Several of the actors in ďThe HelpĒ have the ability. I donít understand it, but I do recognize it.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 04:27 PM

7. I've never seen him in anything bad

He's really diverse. Watched Pacific Heights the other day, and he is excellent as a bad guy. Hilarious in Beetlejuice.

Fun fact: His girlfriend used to be Courteney Cox.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 05:29 PM

8. I don't believe that he has ever given a bad performance

He's been in some films that I overall didn't care for, but Keaton himself is consistently wonderful onscreen.


And in spring of 2000 I passed him on concrete steps leading to a TGIFridays in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:44 PM

9. I absolutely agree

and he can do all genres - he's very versatile, I have been a fan of his for decades

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 12:03 AM

11. Just finished Dopesick.

Watched it over 2 days....his best performance, ever, IMHO. He just seemed to understand that role, like he lived it.

I've been a fan for decades as well. I think the 1st time he came on my radar was in "Nightshift". A low budget screwball comedy with Henry Winkler. He was perfectly cast in that role.

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