It doesn't matter how many awards you've won in your career, sometimes it's the lesser known actors that can leave you stunned. At least, that's what happened to Michael Keaton during rehearsals for McDonald's movie 'The Founder' when he sat down with his co-stars.

Michael Keaton in 'The Founder'Michael Keaton stars in 'The Founder'

He's worked with many amazing casts before on the likes of 'Batman', 'Spotlight', 'Birdman' and 'Jackie Brown', and his involvement on 'The Founder' was no different in his mind. He stars alongside 'American Horror Story''s John Carroll Lynch and 'Parks and Recreation''s Nick Offerman who play Mac and Dick McDonald to his Ray Kroc.

'John Lynch and Nick Offerman were so fabulous, these guys are so good', he said. 'The first day they showed up they had speeches like this [gestures with hands] and I thought 'Well, this'll be several takes' because we've got to come in and cut it into pieces. They sat down in rehearsal and - boom! Right through it... I don't know if they had been sneaking off and rehearsing for weeks but they were word-perfect the first day. At one point I forgot my line, I forgot to come in because I was so mesmerised by how good they were.'

Watch the trailer for 'The Founder' here:


The story follows the acquisition of the McDonald's franchise from the original founders by businessman Ray Kroc, which was largely one of the most unethical and treacherous deals in history. Of course, it was no wonder that Kroc wanted to do everything he could to sell the brand worldwide, being unique in its quality and speed of customer service. To this day McDonald's continue to innovate, with a Boston restaurant allegedly opening up a Big Mac ATM.

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Michael Keaton, meanwhile, has more recently been shooting 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' in which he will play the titular hero's nemesis The Vulture. He is currently filming a counterterrorism action thriller entitled 'American Assassin', also starring Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch and Dylan O'Brien, and he has also been announced to reprise his eponymous role in 'Beetlejuice 2'. 

'The Founder' is in theatres now.