Michael Keaton Feels Like He Disappointed Cher: “That Was Traumatic”

Michael Keaton is an Academy Award-winning actor with a list of credits that covers dramas, comedies, and superhero blockbusters. Before finding success in his decades-long career, however, Keaton was a struggling actor and comic. He recently explained that he feels as though he disappointed Cher during this period of his career.

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In the early 1980s, Keaton began working as a stand-up comedian to supplement his income. While he’d found some work on programs such as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, he had not quite settled into working full time as an actor.