After filling recent graduates of Kent State University with inspirational words, Michael Keaton ended his commencement address on Saturday with two words — two “very important” words.
“I’ve got one more thing to say and it’ll only take me a second, and I’ve got two words that I want you all to remember,” he said, capping off his nearly 20-minute-long speech. “They’re very important, and if I leave you with anything, I’m going to leave you with these two words. And those two words are: I’m Batman.”
Keaton uttered those words in Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989 and its 1992 sequel Batman Returns. It’s since become his signature as he continues to make various fan appearances.