Birdman Movie



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2014 | R | Comedy | 1hr, 59m

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.

U.S. Release Date

Birdman release date was Friday, October 17, 2014. This was a Limited in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Directed by

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Alexander Dinelaris
Nicolas Giacobone


Rating MPAA

R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence

Storylines 4 more

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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Trivia & Production Notes

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance
  • Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Shooting Locations

  • Monday, April 15 2013: New York City, New York, United States

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