He had a cameo in the Tenacious D short film Time Fixers, an i Tunes exclusive.The 9-minute film was released to coincide with Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.On New Year's Day of 2004, he hosted the PBS TV special Mr. It was released by Triumph Marketing LLC on DVD September 28, 2004.In 2006, he starred in Game 6, about the 1986 World Series bid by the Boston Red Sox.
He first rose to fame for his roles on the CBS sitcoms All's Fair and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour and his comedic film roles in Night Shift (1982), Mr.However, when Burton was dropped as director of the film, Keaton left the franchise as well.He was reportedly dissatisfied with the screenplay approved by the new director, Joel Schumacher.It was only after he was introduced to Frank Miller's comic book miniseries, The Dark Knight Returns, that Keaton really understood the dark and brooding side of Batman that he portrayed to much fan approval.He was initially set to reprise the role again for a third Batman film, even going as far as to show up for costume fitting.Keaton was awarded a Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood Film Festival.(In 2004, after Fred Rogers' death, Keaton hosted a PBS memorial tribute, Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor.) Keaton also worked as an actor in Pittsburgh theatre; he played the role of Rick in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones with the Pittsburgh Poor Players.Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984), and Beetlejuice (1988).He earned further acclaim for his dramatic portrayal of the title character in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).His role as the fast-talking schemer Bill "Blaze" Blazejowski earned Keaton some critical acclaim, and he scored leads in the subsequent comedy hits Mr. He played the title character in Tim Burton's 1988 horror-comedy Beetlejuice, earning Keaton widespread acclaim and boosting him to Hollywood's A list.He originally turned down the role, then reconsidered like most of the cast.