Black comedy “Birdman” by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Release date: October 17, 2014 (USA)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts

Black comedy "Birdman" by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Screenwriters: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo


BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Awards

Oscar 2015 – Best Picture
Oscar 2015 – Best Original Screenplay
Oscar 2015 – Best Directing
Oscar 2015 – Best Cinematography

“Birdman” Cast in Stills

Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson / Birdman

Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson / Birdman in "Birdman" (2014)

Emma Stone as Sam Thomson, Riggan’s daughter and assistant

Emma Stone as Sam Thomson in "Birdman" (2014)

Zach Galifianakis as Jake, Riggan’s lawyer and friend

Zach Galifianakis as Jake in "Birdman" (2014)

Edward Norton as Mike Shiner, a popular Broadway actor

Edward Norton as Mike Shiner in "Birdman" (2014)

Naomi Watts as Lesley, an actress and Mike’s girlfriend

Naomi Watts as Lesley in "Birdman" (2014)

And also:

Andrea Riseborough as Laura, an actress and Riggan’s girlfriend
Amy Ryan as Sylvia, Riggan’s ex-wife and Sam’s mother
Merritt Wever as Annie, the stage manager
Lindsay Duncan as Tabitha Dickinson, a top theatre critic
Jeremy Shamos as Ralph, the actor who is replaced by Mike

Film frames from “Birdman”

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

Film frame from "Birdman" (2014)

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