What is former Batman actor Michael Keaton’s real name?
Keaton – born Michael John Douglas – changed his name to avoid confision with “Wall Street” actor Michael Douglas and broadcaster Mike Douglas. Ironically, this has led to some popular confusion and people asuming he is related to actor Diane Keaton. This is not the case, as Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall, and she changed her name to avoid confusion with an already working actor. Keaton also denies he choose the name as an homage to classic film star Buster Keaton, instead saying it was a name chosen at random as he was launching his career. Source: MovieFone
Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, producer, and director. Keaton first rose to fame for his comedic film roles in Night Shift (1982), Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Beetlejuice (1988), and he earned further acclaim for his dramatic portrayal of the title character in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
Keaton is a Democrat. He endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012 and Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in 2016.Keaton was married to the late actress Caroline McWilliams from 1982 to 1990. They have one son, Sean Maxwell Douglas. He also had a relationship with actress Courteney Cox from 1989 to 1995.