January 11, 2015 10:50 PM EST

In the latest steps along the comeback trail, Michael Keaton misted up while accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Film, Musical or Comedy, for his role as a washed-up actor struggling to make it on Broadway in Birdman. First he thanked Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu profusely, saying the director could now get any actor he wants for his next project. Then, emphasizing his upbringing in Pennsylvania as one of seven children, he noted how his family-centered childhood made him who he is today, and described his son, Sean, as his closest friend.

 

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