R | | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play.
On the night of the play's first preview, Mike Shiner, in the midst of his hissy fit, eats a chicken leg and says, "That's some good bird, man," a pun on the film's title.
How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls. We don't belong here.
Jake signs Mike to replace Ralph because he is a famous stage actor. Jake tells Riggan that Mike will sell tickets, and credits the previews being sold-out to Mike. Yet Mike is not used to publicize the play, his name is not on the theater marquee or the posters, nor is he recognized when he is out in public.
$2,471,471 (USA) (10 January 2015)
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