Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by the Geffen Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants. Beetlejuice was a critical and commercial success, grossing US$73.7 million from a budget of US$15 million. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and three Saturn Awards: Best Horror Film, Best Makeup, and Best Supporting Actress for Sylvia Sidney. The film's success spawned an animated television series, video games, and a 2018 stage musical.
|Produced by||Michael Bender, Larry Wilson, Richard Hashimoto|
|Screenplay by||Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren|
|Story by||Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson|
|Starring||Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton|
|Cinematography||Thomas E. Ackerman|
|Edited by||Jane Kurson|
|Production, company||The Geffen Company|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Released||March 30, 1988|
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Box office||$84.6 million|
Born Lester Napoleon Green and better known by the stage name of Beetlejuice, this frequent Howard Stern Show comedy performer participated in the Killers of Comedy Tour.
He was afflicted from birth with both dwarfism and microcephaly. When he was a child, his father (whose brother was a circus performer) tried to enlist him in the Ringling Brothers side show, but his mother refused to go along with the plan.
He voiced the character of Zeke in the 2005 True Crime: New York City video game.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Laura Green and Christopher Palid. He grew up with three half-siblings (from his mother's second marriage to evangelical minister Kevin Bourque).
He and actor Jerry O'Connell were childhood acquaintances: O'Connell's mother taught special education classes to a young Beetlejuice.
The Geffen Film Company films. Films directed by Tim Burton. Titan (moon) in film. Films shot in Vermont. 1980s ghost films. Films that won the Academy Award for Best Makeup. Films about exorcism. 1980s comedy horror films. Films set in Connecticut. American haunted house films. 1980s fantasy films. American fantasy-comedy films. American black comedy films