Michael Keaton: I'll be obnoxious at Oscars

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14 December 2014

Michael Keaton will do an "obnoxious, long, spewing type of speech" if he wins the best actor Oscar.

Michael Keaton will do an "obnoxious, long, spewing type of speech" if he wins the best actor Oscar. The American actor is tipped to win big at the 2015 Academy Awards for his portrayal of washed-up actor Riggan in new flick Birdman. Yesterday it was announced the movie had scooped multiple nominations at the SAG Awards, with Michael getting a nod. He's now contemplating how gracious to be should he pick up gold at the Oscars.

'I see a totally phony, gushing, pandering, obnoxious, long, vomiting, spewing type of speech'

"No, I think weeping and gushing is cool. I see a totally phony, gushing, pandering, obnoxious, long, vomiting, spewing type of speech," Michael laughed to British magazine ShortList.

In Birdman Michael's character used to play an iconic superhero but now wants to show the world he can be a serious actor too.

In real life the 63-year-old star famously donned Batman's suit to play the caped crusader in Tim Burton's 1992 flick, and he is more than aware of the comparisons that will be drawn.

"[The art-imitating-life element], that would have been a reason not to do it, because it would really be obnoxious to dwell on, 'Oh let’s talk about me and my life.' Who gives a sh*t about that? I’m not saying I don’t feel good about myself; I just have zero interest in that," he explained.

"First of all, it’s more about Alejandro [González Iñárritu, the director] than me; I’m just the vessel. What drew me was Babel, Amores Perros, Biutiful – all those things he’s done. It’s really simple."

With Batman fans getting excited about Ben Affleck's impending incantation of the superhero, Michael looks back with only fond memories of his time in the Batmobile.

But unlike fellow Bruce Wayne alumni Christian Bale, who says he's jealous of Ben's appointment, Michael is just happy to be a part of the franchise's history.

"No. Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that," he smiled.

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