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Birdman

Actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton)— most famous for portraying an iconic superhero “Birdman” over twenty years ago— struggles to mount a Broadway play. Thomson's association with the Birdman character has overtaken his life and his acting career. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing a Broadway play with his best friend Jake (Zack Galifianakis). Thomson is staking his reputation and his entire life savings on the project and will do anything to make the play a success. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Cast:

Michael Keaton
Emma Stone
Zach Galifianakis
Edward Norton
Naomi Watts
Amy Ryan
Andrea Riseborough

Director:
Alejandro González Iñárritu

Producer:
Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Written by:
Alexander Dinelaris, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone

Distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Budget:
$18 million

Awards:

Oscar Nominated Best Motion Picture of the Year (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Michael Keaton (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Edward Norton (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Emma Stone (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Achievement in Directing - Alejandro González Iñárritu (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Achievement in Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Achievement in Sound Mixing (2014)
Oscar Nominated Best Achievement in Sound Editing (2014)
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical - Michael Keaton (2014)
Golden Globe Best Screenplay for Motion Picture - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo (2014)
SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2014)
AFI Award for Movie of the Year (2014)



Metacritic Score:
89%

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
94%