THE ENVELOPE PODCAST
Episode #87: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the eighty-seventh Best Picture Winner: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” follows former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson as he mounts an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife. Directed Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the film stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, Emma Stone as Sam, Zach Galifianakis as Jake, Naomi Watts as Lesley and Edward Norton as Mike.
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