Birdman Movie

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A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.

Who's Involved:

Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Christopher Woodrow, Sarah E. Johnson, Armando Bo, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Molly Conners, John Lesher, Lindsay Duncan, Arnon Milchan, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone, James W. Skotchdopole

Release Date:

Friday, October 17, 2014 Limited

language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence
Runtime: 1 hr, 59 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Riggan Thompson was Birdman, a crime-stopping superhero with a beak and a three-film franchise. Now, he's a washed up actor trying to get his career and life back together by opening his own play on Broadway. On the eve of it's opening, the play is close to falling apart and Riggan is forced to sign a younger, egotistical lead actor, whom he despises. What results over the next three days is strange, dark and downright hilarious, nearly costing Riggan his career, family and sanity in the process.

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Who stars in Birdman: Cast List

What Is Life Worth, The Flash  

Poor Things, Friends with Benefits  

Adore, Shut In  

A Wrinkle in Time, The Hangover Part II  

... Laura

Amsterdam, Here Before  

Blackbird, Under the Tuscan Sun  

Sausage Party , Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery  

What Is Life Worth, Central Intelligence  

Who's making Birdman: Crew List

A look at the Birdman behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu last directed Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths and The Revenant. The film's writer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu last wrote Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths and The Revenant.


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
John Lesher
Arnon Milchan
James W. Skotchdopole

Production: What we know about Birdman?

Key Facts

  1. Emma Stone will play Michael Keaton's daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Naomi Watts will be an actress in the play, while Zach Galifianakis will play the production's conniving producer.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2014 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2013 - September: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2013 - April: The film was set to Production  status.

    Principal photography began on April 15th in New York City.

  4. 2012 - December: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    An early April 2013 production start is being eyed.

Birdman Release Date: When was the film released?

Birdman was a Limited release in 2014 on Friday, October 17, 2014. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Best of Me, Fury and Men, Women & Children.

As a Limited release, Birdman will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

Birdman DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Birdman was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 .

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