Acclaimed actor Michael Keaton is already known for his acting chops, but after his acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, the world got to see him from an entirely different perspective.
During his acceptance speech, Keaton decided that rather than thank the usual list of agents, managers, producers, etc., he would give viewers a look into who he was as a person.
“In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple: work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also to never whine, ever. Never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor,” Keaton said after thanking Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu. “My name is Michael John Douglas. I’m from Forrest Grove, Pennsylvania. I’m the seventh child of George and Leona Douglas. And I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs, when my mother wasn’t saying the rosary or going to Mass or trying to take care of seven kids in a rundown farmhouse as she was volunteering at the Ohio Valley hospital where I was born — in a hallway.”
Keaton continued: “My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful. Did I say kind? He also — he also happens to be my son, Sean. I love you with all of my heart, buddy.”
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Take a look at Keaton’s amazing speech below.