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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.

Director Tim Burton
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
Music Danny Elfman
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
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million
Box office $84.6 million
Netflix ID 293204

About Beetlejuice

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.

Beetlejuice before fame

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.

Achievement of Beetlejuice

He voiced the character of Zeke in the 2005 True Crime: New York City video game.

Beetlejuice family life

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).

Associations of Beetlejuice

He and actor Jerry O'Connell were childhood acquaintances: O'Connell's mother taught special education classes to a young Beetlejuice.

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Latest information about Beetlejuice updated on August 02 2021.