In his electrifying new film, ''Birdman'', the 63-year-old actor plays the former star of a superhero franchise, now begging for a comeback. It's a role that seems custom-crafted for the guy who used to be Batman, and the kind of mesmerizing meta-performance that milks Oscar votes. But Keaton isn't buying (or selling) that story. In fact, whatever you expect him to be, he probably isn't. An exclusive interview.
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