Actor Micheal Keaton is best known for his role as the DC Comics superhero Batman in the 1989 Batman movie. He also starred in the reprisal “Batman Returns,” which aired in 1992.
He has been in over 90 movies and television shows dating back to the 70s. His other famous roles include Beetlejuice in “Beetlejuice,” Jack Butler in “Mr Mom,” Toomes/Vulture in “Spiderman: Homecoming,” and many others.
He recently took the leading role of Hulu’s “Dopesick,” as Dr. Samuel Finniix. The series is a slightly fictionalized retelling based on a non-fiction book. It focuses on “the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction.”
Keaton has been acting for no less than 45 years. With such a successful long career, there’s no doubt the actor has a substantial net worth. Keep reading to find out.
Michael Keaton’s Acting Career
Keaton’s acting career kicked off when he appeared in “Mister Roger’s Neighbourhood” in 1975. He also played numerous roles like Chip Winston in “Maude,” a 1977 television series. The role that brought him to the limelight was Bill “Blaze” Blazejowski, a fast-talking schemer in the 1982 film “Night Shift.”
He scored high-profile sitcom roles in the 80s, and this added to his fame. He went on to play characters in movies of various genres ranging from dramas to romantic comedies, thrillers, and action films.
Keaton’s acting career hit a turning point when he acted as Beetlejuice in the titular film. This role showed his acting range and led to his much-loved Batman character.
The 70-year-old has continued to act in memorable roles since then. In “The Other Guys” he played Captain Marsh and was Ken, Barbie’s love interest in “Toy Story 3.” He also starred in movies like “Live in Baghdad” in 2002, “America’s Favourite Neighbour” in 2004, “Birdman” in 2014, “Spiderman: Homecoming” in 2017, and several others which got him numerous awards and nominations.
Bruce Wayne In “Batman” Is His Most Famous Role
As the titular character in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice,” Keaton’s role made him a household name. His familiarity with the director’s style and performance made him the perfect choice for Batman, which Burton also directed.
He proved to be a great fit because the film was widely agreed to be one of the best takes on Batman.
Riding on the coattails of the caped crusader’s fame, he got more roles and returned to reprise his role as Batman in “Batman Returns.” This was his final role as Batman to date.
The movie brought in about $411,348,924 and is the third highest-grossing Batman movie produced. The first is “The Dark Knight Rises,” the last of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
What Is Michael Keaton’s Total Net Worth?
Keaton has starred in over 90 movies and has been in the industry for 45 years. With such an impressive career record, there is no doubt his net worth will be staggering.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Keaton’s total earnings are around $45 million. His iconic roles as Beetlejuice and Batman gave his career the proper boost to succeed today.
He was paid $5 million for his titular role as Batman. This is not as much The Joker, played by Jack Nicholson, got, but it is quite a hefty sum, especially at that time.
Also, his role in the sequel “Batman Returns” added more than double to his bank account. His appearance in the upcoming Flash movie will be his first time as Batman in almost 30 years.
Keaton’s Role As Dr. Samuels Finnix In ‘Dopesick’
This Hulu series is focused on America’s struggle with opioid addiction. It is based on the non-fiction book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” written by Beth Macy in 2018.
The show is centered around the production and distribution of Oxycontin. It shows how it is created, how it is moved, how the salespeople rope the doctors in and the patients’ eventual addiction.
Keaton’s role, Dr. Samuels, carried on with the well-laid scheme and believed that this miracle drug was helping his patients.
He plays the role of executive producer and actor in this series. Although he has appeared in many popular television shows, this is his first leading role in a series.