Beetlejuice played by Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice)
“Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY… NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I’m qualified?”
He’s the ghost with the most! Beetlejuice shells out his share of evil and funny unlike any other character before him. Somewhere it the middle of perverse humor and scary behavior Michael Keaton strikes of wicked balance between comedy and horror with this dark comic villain. The terror Beetlejuice incites is genuinely coupled by a gut-busting joke. The manic behavior and crazy dialogue really shouldn’t work, but somehow Michael Keaton makes this character larger than life.