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Behind the scenes of Tim Burton's 'Batman'

Published 6:42 AM ET, Thu June 23, 2016
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Actor Michael Keaton looks into the camera while shooting the blockbuster film "Batman." It was released on June 23, 1989, and it became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. It made $411.3 million at the box office. Murray Close/Moviepix/Getty Images
Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker, has makeup applied on set. 1989 DC COMICS INC
The stylish sets helped Anton Furst and Peter Young win the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. 1989 DC COMICS INC
Keaton, left, talks with director Tim Burton. The two had worked together just a year earlier on the dark comedy "Beetlejuice." 1989 DC COMICS INC
Burton and Nicholson plan out a scene. MURRAY CLOSE/WARNER BROS. FEATURE
Burton was 30 years old when the film was released 27 years ago. 1989 DC COMICS INC
Burton stands on top of the Batmobile at Pinewood Studios in England. Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images/Getty Images