I get it -- not the most reliable source, and I suppose you could say the same about this professional autograph collector (yes, those exist) who swears Michael Keaton is one of the least-friendly stars in all of Hollywood when it comes to interacting with fans.
That first link points to a detailed account (with photos) of trying to get an autograph from Michael Keaton. Among the more interesting quirks -- he refused to sign in any color other than blue. It's never really explained, but I suspect it has something to do with his absolute, long-standing refusal to sign anything Batman-related.
What was that stuff about being haunted by the role that made him famous?
Still, that's a barista and a self-described "fanboy" and not a lot of context. Maybe these are isolated incidents. Maybe Michael Keaton is the best dude, just like he says. I really do want to believe that's true, but the details of the lawsuit filed against him for violating his contract and subsequently ruining the 2008 movie The Merry Gentleman give me plenty of reason to think otherwise, especially the part where he allegedly just up and went fly-fishing when he was supposed to be editing the film.
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Seriously, what kind of asshole ever goes fly-fishing?
Awesomely, his defense in the case was basically that he couldn't be held responsible for how the movie turned out, because no one really knows anything about movies. If that precedent takes hold, I'm pretty sure no one could ever sue anyone for anything movie-related ever.
Also, I'm sure it's nothing, but I feel like I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't mention that when Keaton left the Batman franchise, he was replaced by Val Kilmer. For the record, Val is notorious for being one of the most awful people to work with in movie history, and it was no secret by that point.
Draw your own conclusions.