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The Trivia of: The Dark Knight

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1. Heath Ledger

In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker's every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh (for the voice, Ledger's goal was to create a tone that didn't echo the work Jack Nicholson did in his 1989 performance as the Joker). Ledger's interpretation of The Joker's appearance was primarily based on the chaotic, disheveled look of punk rocker Sid Vicious combined with the psychotic mannerisms of Malcolm McDowell's character, Alex De Large, from A Clockwork Orange.
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2. Katie Holmes

Even though Christopher Nolan offered her the part, Katie Holmes decided not to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes. Instead, she opted to co-star with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah in Mad Money that same year. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher, Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams were all considered for the role before Maggie Gyllenhaal stepped in.
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3. Robin Williams

Robin Williams, Lachy Hulme, Paul Bettany, and Adrien Brody all expressed interest for the role of the Joker before Heath Ledger was cast.
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4. Mark Ruffalo

Other actors under consideration for the coveted role of Harvey Dent - pending Aaron Eckhart's availability - were Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, and Josh Lucas.
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5. Mark Millar

Whilst filming in Chicago, Wanted was the neighboring production, and Morgan Freeman worked concurrently on both films. At one point, Wanted comic book writer Mark Millar visited the set but without permission. The security and Lauren Shuler Donner (who also visited the set at that time) caught Millar sitting on the Batpod. Millar was escorted away from the set.

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6. Al Pacino

This is the fourth time a film based on a comic has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. The others are Al Pacino for Dick Tracy, Paul Newman for Road to Perdition, and William Hurt for A History of Violence.
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7. Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy reprises his role as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow from Batman Begins in this film. This makes him the first actor to reprise the role of a Batman villain in the whole film series.
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8. Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart is technically the third actor to play Harvey Dent/Two-Face in a feature film. Billy Dee Williams played a pre-disfigured Dent in Batman, but he didn't become Two-Face until Batman Forever, where Tommy Lee Jones took the role (in that film, Dent's transformation was briefly shown in a flashback where Batman tried to save him from Boss Maroni, and Harvey was already Two-Face at the beginning). This is the first Batman film to depict Two-Face's origin, starting with Harvey Dent as Gotham's district attorney and eventually becoming Two-Face.

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9. Joshua Harto


The character of Reese is an allusion to The Riddler, who attempts to reveal the identity of Batman. Much like Edward Nygma whose name sounds like "enigma" (as in E. Nygma), Mr. Reese sounds like "mysteries".

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10. Gary Oldman

When Gordon is promoted to Commissioner, Heath Ledger improvised the Joker joining in on the applause.
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11. Christopher Nolan
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Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 6 13:04
I'm so happy that Robin Williams didn't play The Joker. It just.. wouldn't have worked. Imo he would have made the performance too comic.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 8 18:18
Robin Williams as joker , I can't imagen that
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 9 15:54
Can't imagine anyone else as the Joker now Heath Ledger was just to convincing, and clearly committed to the role!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 2 23:46
robin williams can do weird, creepy characters too. One Hour Photo.
Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 1 19:22
Robin Williams would have sucked as the Joker much like all his movies in the last 20 years have, too bad Katie Holmes was stupid enough to turn the role of the Dark Knight down. It would have easily saved her career as being a top actress, but then again I can't imagine Sarah Michelle Gellar in that role either. Maggie Gyllenhaal totally outplayed Holmes in the role of Rachel.

I hated Batman Forever. Most people bash the other crappy one, but Forever was pretty bad. It was like watching a gay porno version of Batman. Just look at the costumes for instance.
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Nice list!
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