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Michael Keaton premieres McDonald's movie, 'The Founder'

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 01:47

Michael Keaton reveals his food service past as he premieres McDonald's movie, 'The Founder'. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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It's a film focusing on the founder of McDonalds, but - hold the front page - it's not Ronald. In fact, the movie tells the story of how travelling salesman Ray Kroc convinced brothers Mac and Dick McDonald to expand their diner business across America. Michael Keaton, who plays Kroc, says the film is the tale of the classic American Dream. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR MICHAEL KEATON SAYING: "You know, Ray Kroc was like a lot of Americans who came from immigrant families, that's who we are and that's a great thing, and built it himself, he was a bootstraps kinds of guy." But Nick Offerman, who plays Dick McDonald, saw the film's appeal differently. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR NICK OFFERMAN SAYING: "The cast is riddled with good-looking, brunette, white men that are very well spoken and from Ivy League colleges. It's the epitome of American capitalism, you know? For me it's the greatest representation of having as much flash and facade as possible backed up by as little integrity as possible." The cast also spoke about their previous job experiences in the dining industry, with Keaton pointing just up the street to where he said he had got fired from a restaurant. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR MICHAEL KEATON SAYING: "I never really worked in a fast food restaurant, I got fired from a restaurant right up here somewhere, I lasted about a day and a half, and then I worked at a restaurant up on Melrose and then I worked at a restaurant out in the Valley, yeah, I had some restaurant jobs." "The Founder" hits U.S. theaters on January 20.

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Michael Keaton premieres McDonald's movie, 'The Founder'

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 01:47