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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ()


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A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.

Awards:
  • Won 4 Oscars. Another 191 wins & 275 nominations.
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Riggan
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Sam
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Korean Grocer
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Stagehand (Daniel)
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Jake
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Lesley
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Ralph
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Laura
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Costume Assistant
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Gabriel
Keenan Shimizu ...
Han
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Translator
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Clara
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Annie
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Mike
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Larry
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Sydney
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Sylvia
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Bartender (Tommy)
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Tabitha
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Lady in Bar
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Man in Bar
Hudson Flynn ...
Kid in Bar (Billy)
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Dresser (as Warren Kelly)
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Stagehand
Brent Bateman ...
Broadway Tourist
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Broadway Lady
Valentino Musumeci ...
Broadway Kid
Taylor Schwencke ...
Broadway Kid (as Taylor D. Schwencke)
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Broadway Man on Street (as Craig Mums Grant)
Kyle Knauf ...
Annoying Times Square Guy
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Annoying Times Square Guy
Kelly Southerland ...
Annoying Times Square Guy
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Broadway Woman on Street
Catherine Peppers ...
Cashier
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Mr. Roth
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Female Usher
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Liquor Store Owner (as Rakesh G. Shah)
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Crazy Man
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Guy in Window
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Lady on Balcony (Mary)
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Good Neighbor
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Young Male Usher
Ebrahim Jaffer ...
Cab Driver
Rain Noe ...
Intermission Man (as Nicolas Rain Noe)
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Intermission Woman
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Blonde Reporter
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Newscaster
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Newscaster
Ian Finlay ...
Newscaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Marshall Axt ...
Theater Goer (uncredited)
Robbin Banx ...
Upscale Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Shocked Nurse (uncredited)
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Upscale Theater Patron (uncredited)
Roger Brenner ...
NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Alternate Kid in Bar (uncredited)
Teena Byrd ...
Tourist at a Broadway Show (uncredited)
John Chambers ...
Upscale Theater Patron (uncredited)
Brian Cheeks ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Kymberly Clark ...
Upscale Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi ...
Upscale Theatre Patron / Driver (uncredited)
Alan Davis ...
Tourist with Bagel (uncredited)
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Annoying Tourist (uncredited)
Madeline Farbstein ...
Lady in the Theatre (uncredited)
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Man on the Stoop (uncredited)
Zach Fouche ...
Theater Goer (uncredited)
Z. Frankie ...
Broadway Audience Member (uncredited)
Les Gardonyi ...
Audience (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
Bomber Hurley-Smith ...
Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Shocked Audience Member (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Young Birdman (uncredited)
Kenneth Kopolovicz ...
Aficionado (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Kamron Leal ...
Broadway Tourist (uncredited)
Tracy Michael Lynch ...
NYC Tourist (uncredited)
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Tree (uncredited)
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Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Vanessa Malanga ...
Native New Yorker Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Theater Audience Member (uncredited)
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Annoying Tourist (uncredited)
Michelle E. Mancini ...
Special Ability (uncredited)
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Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Nicholas Marocola ...
Audience Attendee (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Tought Guy / Stagehand (uncredited)
Laura Merrill ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Stage Manager (uncredited)
Leslie C. Nemet ...
Paparazzi (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
Thelma O'Leary ...
Broadway Play Attendee / Tourist (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Theater Critic (uncredited)
And Palladino ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Stephen Payne ...
Crazy Man (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Times Square Onlooker (uncredited)
Joe Michael Phillips ...
Times Square Onlooker (uncredited)
Josephine Pizzino ...
Usher / Audience Member / Crazed Fan / Stalker (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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Times Square Shocked Tourist (uncredited)
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Audience Member (front row) (uncredited)
Charles J. Rosa ...
Broadway Theatergoer (uncredited)
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Opening Night Audience Member (uncredited)
Stuart Schnitzer ...
NYPD New York Police Department / Theatre Audience (uncredited)
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Upscale Theater Patron (uncredited)
Janet Stanwood ...
NYC Upscale Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Upscale Theater Patron (uncredited)
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Theater Patron (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ...
Times Square Pedestrian (uncredited)
Stella Toppan ...
Theatre Goer (uncredited)
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Theater Patron (uncredited)
Wyatt Unger ...
Usher (uncredited)
Stefano Villabona ...
Tourist Theater Audience Member (uncredited)
Bill Walters ...
Paparazzi (uncredited)
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Enraptured Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Kelli Wilcoxen ...
Theater Goer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Written by

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu ... (written by) &
Nicolás Giacobone ... (written by) &
Alexander Dinelaris ... (written by) (as Alexander Dinelaris Jr.) &
Armando Bo ... (written by)
 
Raymond Carver ... (play based on the story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love")

Produced by

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Armando Bo ... associate producer
Molly Conners ... executive producer
Alexander Dinelaris ... associate producer (as Alexander Dinelaris Jr.)
Nicolás Giacobone ... associate producer
Drew P. Houpt ... associate producer (as Drew Houpt)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu ... producer
Sarah E. Johnson ... executive producer
John Lesher ... producer
Arnon Milchan ... producer
James W. Skotchdopole ... producer
Christina Won ... associate producer
Christopher Woodrow ... executive producer

Music by

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Antonio Sanchez ... (drum score)

Cinematography by

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Emmanuel Lubezki ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Douglas Crise
Stephen Mirrione

Editorial Department

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Corey Bayes ... first assistant editor
Charles Bunnag ... digital colorist
Michael Dillon ... digital intermediate project manager (as Mike Dillon)
Juan Flores ... assistant digital colorist
Emily Freund ... editorial production assistant
Rick Grayson ... additional editor
Jeremy R. Keller ... editorial production assistant
Brandie Konopasek ... assistant digital intermediate project manager
Erich Randolph ... assistant editor
Bob Schneider ... digital intermediate editor
Steven J. Scott ... supervising digital colorist
Ken Terry ... assistant editor
Lee Tucker ... preview engineer
Steve Calalang ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Laura G. Chirinos ... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
J.D. Funari ... trailer editor (uncredited)
Andrew Hegele ... marketing editor (uncredited)
Laura Holeman ... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Adam Moore ... assistant colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Sherri Potter ... president, worldwide post production: Technicolor (uncredited)
John St. Laurent ... dailies operator: additional photography (uncredited)
Tashi Trieu ... digital colorist assist (uncredited)
Chris Van Duyn ... post-production: dailies operations-Technicolor (uncredited)
Kenny Vicent ... dailies engineer (uncredited)
Matthew Wells ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer: Technicolor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Kevin Thompson

Art Direction by

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Stephen H. Carter

Set Decoration by

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George DeTitta Jr.

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... makeup department head
Kat Drazen ... key hair stylist
Jerry Popolis ... hair department head
Rondi Scott ... key makeup artist
Christian Cordella ... concept artist (uncredited)
Raven Ebner ... custom tattoo artist (uncredited)
Mike Elizalde ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Marino ... prosthetic nose: Michael Keaton (uncredited)
David Presto ... custom tattoo artist (uncredited) / special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Shane Shisheboran ... special makeup effects crew: lab department (uncredited)
Jacqueline Weiss ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Eric Bergman ... post-production supervisor
Robert Graf ... unit production manager
Erica Kay ... unit production manager: additional New York photography
Jim Kontos ... production manager: Montreal
Gabrielle Mahon ... assistant unit production manager
Alex G. Scott ... production supervisor: Los Angeles
James W. Skotchdopole ... unit production manager
Michael Tinger ... post-production supervisor
Frederik Joly ... unit manager (uncredited)
Sofiane Madi ... production assistant (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Catherine Feeny ... second second assistant director
Peter Kohn ... first assistant director
Amy Lauritsen ... second assistant director
Adam Somner ... assistant director: Montreal / assistant director: additional New York photography
Stéphane Byl ... second assistant director: main unit, additional photography (uncredited)
Jakub Porembski ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Timothy R. Price ... key second assistant director (uncredited)
Stephen D. Shepard ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Woodrow Travers ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Michael Acevedo ... key carpenter (as Michael Acevedo Jr.)
Joseph A. Alfieri Jr. ... construction coordinator
Doug Anderson ... scenic (as Douglas Anderson)
Yosef Barbalat ... shop craftsman
Kevin Brink ... set dressing foreman
James Cappello ... shop craft foreman
Joel Custer ... assistant property master
Dan DeTitta ... assistant set decorator
Gerald DeTitta ... leadman (as Gerald A. DeTitta)
Matthew DeTitta ... set dresser
Steve Fratianni ... key construction grip (as Steven Fratianni)
Zack Gonchor ... shopman (as Zach Gonchor)
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese ... on-set dresser
Alex Gorodetsky ... scenic charge
Maria Gorodetsky ... scenic
Judy Gurr ... set decoration buyer
Eric Helmin ... graphic designer
Jay Hendrickx ... camera scenic
Gay A. Howard ... art department coordinator (as G.A. Howard)
Timothy Joliat ... set dresser
Martin Lasowitz ... property master
Jordan Lovelace ... scenic
Chris Marzulli ... construction grip
David Meyer ... assistant art director
Shawn Mulligan ... best boy construction grip (as Shawn Mulligan Jr.)
Quang Nguyen ... scenic foreman
Geoffrey D. Pound ... construction grip
Travis Quegan ... assistant property master
Ann Marie Ryan ... scenic (as Anne Marie Ryan)
Jolie Scherberger ... set dressing shop manager (as Jolie Ruhe)
Chris Shriver ... assistant art director
Jordan Spilman ... scenic
Stavros Stamat ... lead shopman
Charles R. Suter ... scenic
Marcia C. Suter ... scenic
Dan Sweetman ... action sequence storyboard artist
Mark Tierney ... shop craftsman
Michael Buha ... set dresser (uncredited)
David Cooney ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jeni Harden ... set dresser (uncredited)
Gavin Holmes Jr. ... construction grip (uncredited)
James Klotsas ... second on-set dresser (uncredited)
Bradley Rubenstein ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jason Walter Short ... carpenter (uncredited)
Jane Wuu ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paul Aulicino ... assistant supervising sound editor
Bradford Bell ... sound mix technician: Warner Bros. Sound / sound recordist: Warner Bros. Sound
Dave Bergstrom ... stage engineer: Universal Studios Sound
Peter Brown ... additional sound editor (as Peter A. Brown)
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr stages: Soundtrack NY
Thierry J. Couturier ... supervising adr editor (as Thierry Couturier) / supervising dialogue editor (as Thierry Couturier)
Joe Dzuban ... foley editor
Albert Gasser ... dialogue editor
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer (as Nerses Gezelyan)
Aaron Glascock ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Glynna Grimala ... dialogue editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Gary A. Hecker ... supervising foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Martín Hernández ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Goeun Lee ... foley editor
Skip Lievsay ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Sean Madsen ... sound recordist: Warner Bros. Sound
Gary Marullo ... foley artist
Tim Maxwell ... sound transfer
Bill Meadows ... sound re-recording mix technician: Universal Studios Sound
Frank A. Montaño ... re-recording mixer
Beauxregard Neylon ... adr stages: Soundtrack NY
Brendan Jamieson O'Brien ... boom operator (as Brendan O'Brien)
Jason Oliver ... adr stages: Warner Bros.
Tom Ozanich ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Michelle Pazer ... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Jeremy Peirson ... additional sound designer
Michele Perrone ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Mark Purcell ... sound mix technician: Warner Bros. Sound / sound recordist: Warner Bros. Sound
John Sanacore ... foley mixer (as John Sanacori)
Adam Sanchez ... boom operator (as Adam J. Sanchez)
Brian Smith ... adr stages: Sony Pictures Studios
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Roland N. Thai ... sound effects editor (as Roland Thai)
Thomas Varga ... production sound mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Gloria D'Alessandro ... adr: editor (uncredited)
Bill Devine ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Josephine Nericcio ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Alejandro Quevedo ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Patrick Rousseau ... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist (uncredited)
Paul Stula ... epk sound mixer (uncredited)
Lora Tucci ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Conrad V. Brink Jr. ... special effects coordinator (as Conrad Brink)
Louis Craig ... special effects: Montreal
Lewis Gluck ... special effects foreman
Johann Kunz ... special effects coordinator
Karim El Fassi ... special effects assistant: Montreal (uncredited)
Gilbert H. Gertsen ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jurgen Heimann ... mechanical department: Spectral Motion Inc (uncredited)
Denis Lavigne ... special effects coordinator: Montreal (uncredited)
Cass McClure ... specialty costume fabricator: Spectral Motion Inc (uncredited)
Scott Millenbaugh ... mechanical department: Spectral Motion Inc (uncredited)
Jeff Naparstek ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ivy Agregan ... visual effects producer
Loïc Beguel ... camera match move: Rodeo FX (as Loic Beguel)
Alexis Belanger ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Vincent Bergeron ... production assistant: Rodeo FX
Ashley Bettini ... visual effects manager
Vincent Blanco ... technology: Rodeo FX
Robert Bock ... visual effects director of photography: Rodeo FX
Fernando Borges-Pacheco ... effects artist: Rodeo FX (as Fernando Borges)
Marie-Pierre Boucher ... production coordinator: Rodeo FX
Marie-Philippe Boudreau ... production support: Rodeo FX
Eloi Brunelle ... compositing supervisor: Rodeo FX
Anton Capaldo-Smith ... image stabilization artist
Christophe Chabot-Blanchet ... production support: Rodeo FX
Guillaume Champagne ... modelling: Rodeo FX
Francis Clément ... visual effects editor: Rodeo FX (as Francis Clement)
William Cote ... production assistant: Rodeo FX
David Crawford ... production manager: Rodeo FX
Francois Croteau ... matte painter: Rodeo FX
Jean-Philippe Dagenais ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Mikaël Damant-Sirois ... shading: Rodeo FX (as Mikael Damant-Sirois)
Patrick David ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Andreane Dodier-Villeneuve ... compositor: Rodeo FX (as Andreanne Dodier-Villeneuve)
Julien Dubuisson ... pipeline technical director: Rodeo FX
Vincent Dudouet ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Jennifer Elena ... production support: Rodeo FX
Sebastien Francoeur ... 3d supervisor: Rodeo FX
Alan Fregtman ... pipeline technical director: Rodeo FX
Jean-Francois Gagne ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Carl Gagnon ... modelling: Rodeo FX
Roxanne Geoffroy ... production support: Rodeo FX
Soal Givord ... animator: Rodeo FX
Martine Guay ... matte painting technical director: Rodeo FX
Emile Harvey ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Jocelyn Hudon ... animator: Rodeo FX
Samuel Jacques ... lighting: Rodeo FX
Jean-Sebastien Jasenovic ... technology: Rodeo FX
Ara Khanikian ... visual effects supervisor: Rodeo FX
Julien Klein ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Jonathan Laborde ... effects artist: Rodeo FX
Isabelle Langlois ... visual effects producer: Rodeo FX
Eric Larivee ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Martin Larrivée ... compositor: Rodeo FX (as Martin Larrivee)
Christine Leclerc ... texture artist: Rodeo FX
Raphael Letertre ... animator: Rodeo FX
Daniel Lowenberg ... camera match move: Rodeo FX
Olivier Martin ... concept artist: Rodeo FX
Rob Mason ... technology: Rodeo FX (as Robert Mason)
David McKay ... camera match move: Rodeo FX
Simon Mercier ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Jill Miller ... visual effects production assistant
Thomas Montminy Brodeur ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Sébastien Moreau ... executive producer: Rodeo FX
Christian Morin ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Rafael Moses ... data wrangler
Alexandre Ménard ... layout artist: Rodeo FX
Tyler Nelson ... image stabilization artist
Valérie Nicol ... production support: Rodeo FX (as Valerie Nicol)
Adam O'Brien-Locke ... production manager: Rodeo FX
Chad Peter ... image stabilization artist
Patrice Poissant ... modelling: Rodeo FX
Marina Popova ... production coordinator: Rodeo FX
Etienne Poulin St-Laurent ... camera match move: Rodeo FX
Alice Pépujol ... digital compositor: Rodeo FX (as Alice Pepujol)
Steven Riccio ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Marianne Roberge ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Matthew Rouleau ... shading: Rodeo FX
Irene Smirnova ... texture artist: Rodeo FX
Jordan Soles ... executive producer: Rodeo FX
Laurent Spillemaecker ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Jean-Michel St-Pierre Lapierre ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Amelie Thomas ... production assistant: Rodeo FX
Brad Tobler ... compositor / visual effects editor
Kar Hung Tom ... technology: Rodeo FX
Carine Touraille ... pipeline technical director: Rodeo FX
Felix Vallieres ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Matthieu Veillette ... matte painter: Rodeo FX (as Mathieu Veillette)
Sebastien Veilleux ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Fabrice Vienne ... layout artist: Rodeo FX
Jean-Philippe Voyer ... roto artist: Rodeo FX
Zhi Wan ... matte painting technical director: Rodeo FX
George Wharton ... compositor: Rodeo FX
Brad Alexander ... previsualization artist (uncredited)
Patrice Avery ... previs producer (uncredited)
Jake Braver ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Tucker Cedarleaf ... lidar operator (uncredited)
Tyler Cordova ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Cristofaro ... roto artist: Rodeo FX (uncredited)
Anouk Deveault-Moreau ... communications: Rodeo FX (uncredited)
Brandon Endy ... data wrangler (uncredited)
Jérôme Foucout ... digital compositor: Rodeo FX (uncredited)
Stephen George Jr. ... imaging technician (uncredited)
Daniel D. Gregoire ... previsualization supervisor (uncredited)
Marie-Ève Gélinas ... roto artist: Rodeo FX (uncredited)
Adam Howard ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Michael G. Jackson ... tracking (uncredited)
Eli Jarra ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Ryan A. McCoy ... previsualization artist (uncredited)
Eroc Moralls ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Prakash Pathak ... production and technical support (uncredited)
Sankarasubramanian ... roto/prep supervisor: Botvfx (uncredited)
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Glenn Woodburn ... cyber & prop scanning: Direct Dimensions (uncredited)
Hubert Zapalowicz ... matte painter: Rodeo Fx (uncredited)

Stunts

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Scott Burik ... stunts
Nicole Callender ... stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. ... stunts (as George Colucci)
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
Stacy Courtney ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Aja Frary ... stunts
Tim Gallin ... stunts
Benjamin Kanes ... double: Birdman
Thomas La Marche ... stunts (as Tom Lamarche)
Paul Lacovara ... stunts
Josh Lakatos ... stunts
Drew Leary ... stunts
Natalie M. Meyer ... stunts (as Natalie Meyer)
Declan Mulvey ... stunts
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts
Victor Paguia ... stunts
Balint Pinczehelyi ... stunts
Christopher Place ... stunts (as Chris Place)
Thomas Place ... stunts (as Tim Place)
Stephen A. Pope ... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Kim Rideout ... stunts
J.C. Robaina ... stunts
Ricardo Sala ... stunts
Jeremy Sample ... stunts
Heidi Germaine Schnappauf ... stunts (as Heidi Schnappauf)
Stuart Schnitzer ... stunts
Jason Silvis ... stunts
Shawnna Thibodeau ... stunts
Trampas Thompson ... stunt double: Riggan
Caroline Vexler ... stunts
Mark Fichera ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Owen Holland ... stunt driver: ultimate arm driver (uncredited)
André Laperrière ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Joe Mancini ... precision driver (uncredited)
Ricardo San Miguel ... stunts (uncredited)
Martin St-Antoine ... key stunt rigger: Montreal (uncredited)
Martin Williams ... head stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tristan Allen ... company grip (as Tristan R. Allen)
Cooper Boniece ... rigging grip (as B. Cooper Boniece)
James Boniece ... key rigging grip
Michael W. Brennan ... rigging electric (as Mike Brennan)
Kelly Britt ... dimmer technician (as Kelly J. Britt)
Paul Candrilli ... best boy grip
Kai Wai Cheng ... company grip
Andrew Cheung ... company grip
Peter Colavito ... best boy electric
John T. Connor ... assistant camera: Los Angeles (as John Conner)
Luis Contreras ... electrician
David Deever ... key video assist
James P. Dolan ... rigging electric
Joseph Fleming ... rigging grip (as Joe Fleming)
Nicholas Flynn ... assistant: Mr. Peter Kaczorowski
Ray Flynn ... additional shop electric / rigging electric
Vincent Gouin ... video assist operator: additional photography
Chris Haarhoff ... steadicam operator
James Heerdegen ... dolly grip
Chris Herman ... catalyst programmer
Roberto Jiménez ... shop electric (as Roberto Jimenez)
Peter Kaczorowski ... theatrical lighting designer
Abby Levine ... digital imaging technician
Robert D. Liccio Jr. ... rigging best boy electric (as Robert Liccio Jr.)
Craig Ligget ... rigging electric
Mitchell Andrew Lillian ... key grip (as Mitch Lillian)
John Luton ... dimmer board operator
Rob Mabin ... rigging electric
Neil Mazzella ... theatrical lighting consultant
Michael A. McFadden ... rigging grip (as Michael McFadden)
Adam Meadows ... second video assist operator
Ron Morales ... company grip
Jonathan Munoz ... second video assist
Atsushi Nishijima ... still photographer
Thomas O'Connor ... rigging gaffer
Vincent Pierce ... company grip
Rodrigo Prieto ... director of photography: additional New York photography
Brian Raby ... rigging electric
Matthew Rohn ... genny operator
Alison Cohen Rosa ... still photographer (as Alison Rosa)
Jon Sandin ... loader
Robert Sciretta ... gaffer
Sean Sciretta ... electrician
George Selden ... electrician
Gregor Tavenner ... first assistant camera
Nicky 'Nuckles' Vaccaro ... best boy rigging grip (as Nick Vacarro)
Rebecca Venezia ... second assistant camera
Simon Vincent ... grip
Thomas Beczynski ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Daniel Britt ... rigging electric (uncredited)
Mark Cyr ... video/computer playback engineer (uncredited)
David Dinel ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Jean-François Dubé ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Andrew Dumas ... flight head technician (uncredited)
Sylvain Dupuis ... second assistant camera: Montreal unit (uncredited)
Dean Georgopoulos ... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Sylvain Girouard ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Dan Goyens ... best boy lighting technician: re-shoots (uncredited)
Bavand Karim ... camera grip (uncredited) / second assistant camera (uncredited)
Keith Kerr ... key grip: Montreal (uncredited)
Pierre-Luc L'Espérance ... grip rigger (uncredited)
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman (uncredited)
Ian Mongrain ... data management technician (uncredited)
Nino Neuboeck ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Henri Normand ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ian O'Neill ... grip (uncredited)
Matthew Pebler ... libra head technician (uncredited)
Andrew Riggs ... contruction grip (uncredited)
Bryan Rubin ... rigging electric (uncredited)
Jason Shupe ... flying camera coordinator (uncredited)
Fred Young ... additional dimmer board operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Adam DeLisi ... extras casting
Debbie DeLisi ... extras casting
Kathy Driscoll ... casting associate (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Stephanie Yankwitt ... casting associate
Patty Connolly ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Meghan Lennox ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Mark Sussman ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darin Bouyssou ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Norman Cabrera ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Mike Elizalde ... specialty costume supervisor: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Claire Flewin ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Frederick Fraleigh ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Arianna Gallo ... costume coordinator
Sue Gandy ... assistant costume designer
Jeff Himmel ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Junko Komori ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Cass McClure ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Winsome G. McKoy ... set costumer
Kevin McTurk ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Alejandro Palma ... concept illustrator: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion (as Alex Palma)
Marcia Patten ... costume supervisor
Brian Rae ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Monica Ruiz-Ziegler ... set costumer (as Monica Ruiz Ziegler)
Brian Walsh ... project manager: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Neil Winn ... suit construction art department: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Rosi Zingales ... tailor
Thomas DeLuca ... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Samantha Hawkins ... costume pa (uncredited)
Patrick S. O'Donoghue ... costumer (uncredited)
Monica Russell ... set costumer (uncredited)
Paul Thompson ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Alex Borys ... assistant location manager
Ali McDonough ... location coordinator
Joaquin Diego Prange ... location manager (as Joaquin Prange)
Josh Samataro ... location assistant
Tom Scutro ... assistant location manager
Michael Connors ... location assistant (uncredited)
Samson Jacobson ... location scout (uncredited)
Denise Ogaz ... assistant location manager: second unit (uncredited)
Joshua Shull ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music legal
Brian Blade ... musician: additional drums
Gustavo Borner ... scoring mixer
Serge Courtois ... score recording studio assistant
Audrey DeRoche ... score coordinator
Daniel Dávila ... score recording studio assistant (as Daniel Davila)
Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor
Martín Hernández ... music editor
Will Kaplan ... music editor
Andres Locsey ... score recording studio assistant
Marching Cobras of New York ... band: Times Square
Terrel Stowers ... band leader: Marching Cobras of New York
Terry Wilson ... music editor
Chase Casanova ... music supervisor: trailer (uncredited)
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Kevin Flynn ... transportation captain
Peter Kreinbihl ... transportation co-captain
Daniel Matthews ... transportation coordinator: Montreal (as Danny Matthews)
Charles Hoffmann ... dot captain (uncredited)
Ian Vandewalle ... Driver to Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Montreal (uncredited)

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Jason Acevedo ... chef: J & P Craft
Jannette Anton ... production assistant
Marie-Pierre Beausejour ... stand-in: New York (as Marie-Pierre)
Robert Beischer ... production assistant
Karen Bender ... production assistant
Alyssa Boffoli ... production assistant (as Alyssa Frankel)
Jane Bulmer ... assistant: Mr. Arnon Milchan
Eva Z. Cabrera ... script supervisor
Flavia Casà ... production assistant (as Flavia Casa)
Bradley Combs ... chef: Featured Cuisine
Mike Conners ... production assistant
Abby Coon ... key second assistant accountant
Emma Cooper ... unit publicist
Jack Cronin ... production assistant
Joseph DeCongilio ... chef: J & P Craft (as Joe Decongilio)
Grant Derkac ... assistant: Mr. John Lesher
Pete Donohue ... production assistant
Adam Dubov ... production assistant
Maggie Dubris ... set medic
Mary Elizalde ... chief financial officer: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion / vice president: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Jon Franklin ... set medic
David 'Gus' Gustafson ... production coordinator (as Gus Gustafson)
Rebecca Harris ... production assistant
Jamie Horwitz ... first assistant accountant
Mark D. Houston ... post production accountant (as Mark Houston)
Mary Jasionowski ... production accountant
Tanisha Jones ... second assistant accountant
Benjamin Kaiser ... chef assistant: Featured Cuisine
Sara Kelley ... production assistant
Gloria Kim ... production assistant
Kyle Knauf ... stand-in: New York
Maria Kruse ... production administrator: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Araceli Leal ... accounting clerk
Stan Leung ... production assistant
Emmett J. Lundberg ... production assistant (as Emmett Jack Lundberg)
Maria Marini ... payroll accountant (as Maria A. Marini)
Dixon McPhillips ... production assistant
Joel Medina ... chef assistant: Featured Cuisine
Rich Moody ... production secretary
Dave Neal ... stand-in: New York
Morgan Newell ... assistant production office coordinator
Caroline O'Meara ... stand-in: New York
Catherine O'Neal ... stand-in: New York
James Patterson ... production administrator: Mike Elizalde's Spectral Motion
Jakub Porembski ... production assistant
Nicholas Ramirez ... production assistant
Nick Ramirez ... production assistant
Ioannis Sochorakis ... production assistant
Kelly Southerland ... stand-in: New York
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
Greg Thompson ... chef: J & P Craft
Heidi Vogel ... account executive: Technicolor
Amber Yoder ... production assistant
Lina Albelo ... first team helper (uncredited)
Michael Ananicz ... production assistant (uncredited)
Nadeem Ashayer ... set production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Clay Broaddus ... additional production staff (uncredited)
Wyatt Cain ... production assistant (uncredited)
Marlo Carroll ... production assistant (uncredited)
Malica Chehrzad ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anthony Ciurea ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Clawson ... EVP Physical Production New Regency (uncredited)
Yves Desjardins ... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Chris Drzewiecki ... assistant to executive in charge of physical production (uncredited)
Camille Fortin-Chbib ... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Gugger ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Carole J. Guignard ... assistant production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Ben Hauck ... stand-in: Jeremy Shamos (uncredited)
John D. Hay ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Naomi Watts (uncredited)
Elyse Hollander ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Krystal Kelly Blacklock ... visual researcher to director (uncredited)
Ron Kochie ... set medic (uncredited)
Nicholas Koda ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Maasin ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Cass McClure ... animal prop fabricator (uncredited)
Taylor McNulty ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kurt J. Miner ... safety coordinator (uncredited)
Sean Murphy ... assistant: Mr. Lesher (uncredited)
William Nixon ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Parks ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ellen Philips ... production staff (uncredited)
Hugh Plantin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua Pounds ... production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Sznajderman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric W. Thompson ... production legal counsel (uncredited)
Charlene Vallespin ... office production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Orlando M. Vazquez ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mathieu Verreault ... assistant: James W. Skotchdopole and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Montreal (uncredited)

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Alfredo Arreguin ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Ernesto Bolio ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Amanda Bowers ... special thanks
Jake Braver ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Jesse Bush ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Maria Cestone ... special thanks
Michele Cestone ... special thanks
Vicki Cherkas ... special thanks
Alfonso Cuarón ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Guillermo del Toro ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Conal Duffy ... special thanks
Tess Gallagher ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Rodrigo García ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Rodrigo Garcia)
Angela Elayne Gibbs ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Angela Gibbs)
Steve Golin ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Maria Eladia Gonzalez ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Maria Eladia González) / the filmmakers would like to thank (as Maria Eladia Hagerman)
Eliseo González ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Thich Nhát Hanh ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Thich Nhat Hanh)
Jacob Knoll ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Tara Kole ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Robert Legato ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Rob Legato)
Shawn Leventhal ... special thanks
David Linde ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Bryan Lourd ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Adam Nathel ... special thanks
Robert Neborsky ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Stephen Payne ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Rodrigo Prieto ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Bruce M. Ramer ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Bruce Ramer)
Rick Reid ... special thanks
Joseph P. Reidy ... the filmmakers would like to thank (as Joe Reidy)
Carlos Reygadas ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Alex Ross ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Gustavo Santaolalla ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Roeg Sutherland ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Beth Swofford ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Antonio Urrutia ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Doug Wald ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Judith Weston ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Andrew Wylie ... the filmmakers would like to thank
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Plot Summary

Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented Broadway name, Mike Shiner, for that role, Mike who ends up being difficult to work with and who may end up overshadowing Riggan in the play; having to deal potentially with a lawsuit based on one of his actions to ensure success; needing to be there for his daughter, Sam, who he has hired to be his production assistant and who has just come out of drug rehab; and pleasing the New York Times critic, Tabitha Dickinson, who wants to use any excuse to give the play a scathing review which in turn would close the show after the opening night performance. But Riggan's biggest problem may be his own insecurities, which are manifested by him constantly hearing what he believes to be the truth from the voice of his Birdman character, who he often battles both internally and externally. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Birdman (World-wide, English title)
  • Birdman (France)
  • Birdman oder (Die unverhoffte Macht der Ahnungslosigkeit) (Germany)
  • Birdman o (La inesperada virtud de la ignorancia) (Spain)
  • Birdman aruiwa (Muchi ga Motarasu Yoki senu Kiseki) (Japan)
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  • 119 min
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Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,471,471, 10 Jan 2015
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $103,215,094

Did You Know?

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Trivia Because the movie was carefully rehearsed and shot in sequence, editing only took two weeks. See more »
Goofs When Riggan goes back to the theater after a drunk night out, right after he's touching ground beneath his feet again, there can a couple be seen walking from the left side of the frame to the right, away from the camera (we can only see them from behind). When Riggan passes the couple the right man can be seen making a very sudden quick (and very unnatural looking) hand-movement in direction to Riggan's back. This movement might have been necessary to detach the cables from Michael Keaton's back that he needed to be attached to for the flying scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Zach Galifianakis/Casey Wilson/Andrew Orvedahl (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Birdman Blind Melody See more »
Quotes Mike Shiner: Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.
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