Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

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A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

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  • Michael Keaton

    as Riggan Thomson
  • Edward Norton

    as Mike Shiner
  • Emma Stone

    as Sam Thomson
  • Zach Galifianakis

    as Jake
  • Naomi Watts

    as Lesley Truman
  • Andrea Riseborough

    as Laura Aulburn
  • Amy Ryan

    as Sylvia
  • Kenny Chin

    as Korean Grocer
  • Jamahl Garrison-Lowe

    as Daniel (Stagehand)
  • Jeremy Shamos

    as Ralph
  • Katherine O'Sullivan

    as Costume Assistant
  • Damian Young

    as Gabriel
  • Keenan Shimizu

    as Han
  • Akira Ito

    as Translator
  • Natalie Gold

    as Clara
  • Merritt Wever

    as Annie
  • Michael Siberry

    as Larry
  • Clark Middleton

    as Sydney
  • William Youmans

    as Bartender (Tommy)
  • Lindsay Duncan

    as Tabitha Dickinson
  • Paula Pell

    as Lady in Bar
  • David Fierro

    as Man in Bar
  • Hudson Flynn

    as Kid in Bar (Billy)
  • Warren Kelley

    as Dresser
  • Joel Garland

    as Stagehand
  • Brent Bateman

    as Broadway Tourist
  • Donna Lynne Champlin

    as Broadway Lady
  • Valentino Musumeci

    as Broadway Kid
  • Taylor Schwencke

    as Broadway Kid
  • Craig muMs Grant

    as Broadway Man on Street
  • Kyle Knauf

    as Annoying Times Square Guy
  • Dave Neal

    as Annoying Times Square Guy
  • Kelly Southerland

    as Annoying Times Square Guy
  • Roberta Colindrez

    as Broadway Woman on Street
  • Catherine Peppers

    as Cashier
  • Frank Ridley

    as Mr. Roth
  • Janis Corsair

    as Female Usher
  • Rakesh G. Shah

    as Liquor Store Owner
  • Bill Camp

    as Crazy Man
  • Malachi Weir

    as Guy in Window
  • Jackie Hoffman

    as Lady on Balcony (Mary)
  • Stephen Adly Guirgis

    as Good Neighbor
  • Glenn Wein

    as Young Male Usher
  • Ebrahim Jaffer

    as Cab Driver
  • Rain Noe

    as Intermission Man
  • Susan Blackwell

    as Intermission Woman
  • Anna Hardwick

    as Blonde Reporter
  • Dusan Dukic

    as Newscaster
  • Helena-Alexis Seymour

    as Newscaster
  • Ian Finlay

    as Newscaster
  • Lynn Marocola

    as Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Writing Alejandro González Iñárritu Screenplay
Directing Alejandro González Iñárritu Director
Production Alejandro González Iñárritu Producer
Camera Rodrigo Prieto Additional Photography
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Editing Stephen Mirrione Editor
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Production James W. Skotchdopole Producer
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Albert Wolsky Costume Design
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Writing Raymond Carver Short Story
Editing Douglas Crise Editor
Sound Roland N. Thai Sound Effects Editor
Art Martin Lasowitz Property Master
Art Chris Shriver Assistant Art Director
Art George DeTitta Jr. Set Decoration
Art Kevin Thompson Production Design
Sound Albert Gasser Dialogue Editor
Lighting Robert Sciretta Gaffer
Crew Stephen A. Pope Stunt Coordinator
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Sound Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley Artist
Writing Armando Bo Screenplay
Writing Nicolás Giacobone Screenplay
Production Nicolás Giacobone Associate Producer
Production Molly Conners Executive Producer
Art Stephen H. Carter Art Direction
Production John Lesher Producer
Production Christopher Woodrow Executive Producer
Camera Atsushi Nishijima Still Photographer
Production Sarah E. Johnson Executive Producer
Writing Alexander Dinelaris Screenplay
Production Alexander Dinelaris Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Rondi Scott Makeup Artist
Sound Joe Dzuban Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Winsome G. McKoy Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Jerry Popolis Hairstylist
Sound Thomas Varga Production Sound Mixer
Sound Gary Marullo Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Judy Chin Makeup Department Head
Sound Tom Ozanich Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Joseph A. Alfieri Jr. Construction Coordinator
Sound Jeremy Peirson Sound Designer
Crew Daniel Matthews Transportation Coordinator
Sound Will Kaplan Music Editor
Directing Eva Z. Cabrera Script Supervisor
Sound Frank A. Montaño Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jon Taylor Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art David Meyer Assistant Art Director
Crew Emma Cooper Unit Publicist
Camera Chris Haarhoff Steadicam Operator
Sound Michelle Pazer Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Michelle Pazer Supervising Dialogue Editor
Sound Aaron Glascock Sound Designer
Art Gerald DeTitta Leadman
Production Drew P. Houpt Associate Producer
Production Christina Won Associate Producer
Sound Bill Meadows Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Michael Dillon Digital Intermediate
Visual Effects Ivy Agregan Visual Effects Producer
Sound Glynna Grimala Dialogue Editor
Sound Michele Perrone Dialogue Editor
Sound Michele Perrone ADR Editor
Editing Bob Schneider Digital Intermediate
Costume & Make-Up Kat Drazen Hairstylist
Art Gay Howard Art Department Coordinator
Sound Thierry J. Couturier Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Thierry J. Couturier Supervising Dialogue Editor
Sound Bradford Bell Sound Recordist
Sound Sean Madsen Sound Recordist
Sound Mark Purcell Sound Recordist
Sound Martín Hernández Sound Designer
Sound Martín Hernández Music Editor
Crew Johann Kunz Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Francis Clément Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Isabelle Langlois Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Ara Khanikian Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Alison Cohen Rosa Still Photographer
Lighting Thomas O'Connor Rigging Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Marcia Patten Costume Supervisor
Editing Corey Bayes First Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Monica Ruiz-Ziegler Set Costumer
Sound Antonio Sánchez Original Music Composer