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:

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

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

"Worth" , "The Protégé"  

"Cruella" , "Easy A"  

"Boss Level" , "Penguin Bloom"  

"A Wrinkle in Time" , "Puss in Boots"  

... Laura

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" , "The Grudge "  

"Made in Italy" , "Alice in Wonderland"  

"Sausage Party " , "The Bourne Legacy"  

"Worth" , "What Is Life Worth"  

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 The Revenant and Biutiful. The film's writer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu last wrote The Revenant and Biutiful.


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. April 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. April 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography began on April 15th in New York City.

  5. December 2012: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. An early April 2013 production start is being eyed.

Birdman Release Date: When was the film released?

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

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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