But Obama was interested in something else: Why Keaton had disappeared from the spotlight.
But the director Tim Burton had worked with Keaton on Beetlejuice and knew the actor could pull it off.
Still, Ryder insisted that if Burton and Keaton had passed, she would have, too.
He might not have done Birdman either, a film that Keaton now adores.
If earlier accounts are any indication, Keaton is sure to succeed in his next project.
The question might have been unexpected for Keaton, but it was worth asking.
Near the head of the train were his own two wagons, and beside the first walked Seth Wright and Keaton, in low, earnest converse.