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'Spotlight' Star Michael Keaton Reflects on His Altar-Boy Days: ‘We Just Got Lucky’

'Spotlight' Star Michael Keaton Reflects on His Altar-Boy Days: ‘We Just Got Lucky’
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The highly-acclaimed film “Spotlight”, which focuses on the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive child-molestation scandal within the local Catholic Archdiocese, has already won numerous awards and is nominated for six awards at the 2016 Oscars.  

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh recently spoke with the star of the film, Michael Keaton, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where he was honored with the American Riviera Award along with co-star Rachel McAdams.  

Keaton, who grew up Catholic, told Renee that the film actually hit close to home since he was an altar boy during his childhood and the molestations could have easily happened in his church. He revealed, “Ultimately, it would have been devastating. My friends and I talk about this all the time. I’m still friends with the guys I grew up with. We just got lucky it didn’t happen to us — that’s just a stroke of good luck.”  

Speaking of good luck, Michael is hoping for some at this year’s Academy Awards. His film “Birdman” won Best Picture last year and Michael is hoping for a repeat performance. “It would be awesome; it’d be fun to win Best Picture two years in a row.”

To find out if “Spotlight” wins Best Picture at the Oscars, tune in on February 28 when the show airs live on ABC.

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