R | | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
According to Alejandro G. Iñárritu, he had dinner with director Mike Nichols in New York two weeks before he began shooting the movie. Iñárritu told Nichols of his plan for how he was going to shoot the movie as one long take. Nichols predicted it would be a disaster, because not having the ability to use cuts in editing would inhibit the opportunities for comedy. Iñárritu said the meeting didn't deter him, but was instead helpful in raising his awareness level of the difficulty of what he was about to do.
How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls. We don't belong here.
When Riggan walks to the set for the last time, one of the buttons on his blouse is open. When a man passes by, so you can't see Riggan for a second, the button is closed.
$2,471,471 (USA) (10 January 2015)