Of the many characters from the air that Michael Keaton has portrayed over the years – Birdman, Vulture, the scene in Herbie: Fully Loaded where I assume the Titular Love Bug takes him away – is still best known for playing Batman. To quote the man himself, I'm Batman, and in case you forgot, he reminded a whole graduating class that there's only one Dark Knight. It's not George Clooney.
Keaton delivered the 2018 inaugural speech for Kent State University (where he attended college) last weekend in Ohio, and while he probably gave inspirational advice, Frost and others were not defined by other people as the compulsory Robert and / or Shel Silverstein's quote, the speech will be remembered only for two words. "I have two words that I should remind you all about, they are very important, and if I leave you with anything, I'll leave you with those two words," the actor told the graduate. "And these two words are: I am Batman."
In the original design, Keaton ended in three words, but considering that the seniors were born in the 90s (I feel old), they probably think "Beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice" is a mixed drink. "I am Batman" is definitely inspiring. We should all live our lives like a masked vigilante fighting against penguins and cats.