Birdman script
Birdman (2014)
Synopsis: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly known simply as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It was written by Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo. The film stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. The story follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero "Birdman", as he struggles to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver.

Lesley and Annie (35), the Stage Manager, run over to Ralph

who is out cold. Not knowing what to do, they stare at him.

LESLEYIs he breathing?

Jake runs toward the stage.

JAKESomeone call 911!

Riggan slowly backs away from the chaos.

LAURAIs that blood coming out of his


JAKE(To Riggan.)

Where are you going?

LESLEYOkay, he’s breathing. What did he

have for lunch?

LAURADid anyone call for help?


Wake up! Wake up!

Two crew members try to help Ralph.

CREW MEMBERGrab his legs. I got the top.

JAKEDon't move him! Wait for the ambulance.

(Calling out.)

For the love of God! I could get a black

audience in this theater faster than a


Riggan heads off the stage, and Jake chases after him. We

follow them as...

INT. HALLWAY - THEATER - CONTINUOUS44...they walk through the corridor.

JAKEWhere are you going? We’ll have the

understudy ready to rehearse in five--

10/29/14 / 6.


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Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu (born August 15, 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, and former composer. Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture in 2015 for Birdman. In 2016, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Revenant. more…

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