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:

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

What Is Life Worth, The Flash  

The Croods, Movie 43  

Goodnight Mommy, Infinite Storm  

Puss in Boots, The Hangover Part II  

... Laura

Amsterdam, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical  

Blackbird, Made in Italy  

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Sausage Party  

What Is Life Worth, Bridge of Spies  

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.

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

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

    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, The Best of Me and Men, Women & Children.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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