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Former Kent State Student Michael Keaton Hopes to Win Oscar

Good luck this weekend to former Kent State student Michael Keaton as he competes for Hollywood’s most prestigious award. Keaton is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his film “Birdman.”

Keaton, known as Michael Douglas, attended Kent State University in 1971-72. He majored in journalism and speech, but did not graduate.

Keaton made a name for himself in the 1980’s with movies like “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom.” He later went on to star in “Beetlejuice” and “Batman.” However, it is his role in “Birdman” that is getting all the attention.

Keaton later returned to Kent State to perform a comedy show in 1985.

The 87th Oscars ceremony takes place on February 22.

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 4:14pm
WRITTEN BY:
Kristin Anderson