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Reply #15 on: June 26, 2003, 07:50:55 AM
Its my understanding that Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas, that he started out as a stand up comedian, and that he was the first actor to play the same role in different movies under different studios (Jackie Brown-Out Of Sight).  

Can anyone verify these things?



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Reply #16 on: June 26, 2003, 12:29:07 PM
Birth name
Michael John Douglas

When he realized he needed to change his name, he had seen an article with a nice picture of Diane Keaton. He chose Keaton with the intention of changing it later. However, the name stuck. Years later, he phoned Diane Keaton and thanked her. The two have never actually met.

Keaton, a former speech major at Kent State University and nightclub comedian, landed a costarring role (with Jim Belushi) in a 1979 sitcom, "Working Stiffs," that died after just three weeks.

and no, he couldnt be the only actor to play the same part under two different studios because Kane Hodder played the role of Jason in Friday the 13th during the franchises change to New Line from Paramount.
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