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Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes (played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins), and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 18, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Austin Film Critics Jonathan Nolan Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
Writers Guild of America Jonathan Nolan Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Jonathan Nolan Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lindy Hemming Best Costume Design 2008 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Lindy Hemming Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lora Hirschberg Best Sound 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lora Hirschberg Best Sound Mixing 2008 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Nathan Crowley Best Production Design 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nathan Crowley Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Nathan Crowley Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Nathan Crowley Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nathan Crowley Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Wally Pfister Best Cinematographer 2008 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Wally Pfister Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
Florida Film Critics Wally Pfister Best Cinematographer 2008 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Wally Pfister Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Wally Pfister Best Cinematography 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Wally Pfister Best Cinematography 2008 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Wally Pfister Best Cinematographer 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wally Pfister Best Cinematography 2008 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Utah Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Heath Ledger Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2008 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Iowa Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Vancouver Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Kansas City Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Houston Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Florida Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Winner
London Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Heath Ledger Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Hans Zimmer Best Original Score 2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Hans Zimmer Best Original Score 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Hans Zimmer Best Music 2008 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Hans Zimmer Best Composer 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Hans Zimmer Best Original Score 2008 Nominee
Writers Guild of America David S. Goyer Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Christopher Nolan Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Winner
London Film Critics Association Christopher Nolan Best British Director 2008 Nominee
Utah Film Critics Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Christopher Nolan Best Adapted Screenplay 2008 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Christopher Nolan Best Director 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association James Newton Howard Best Original Score 2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics James Newton Howard Best Original Score 2008 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts James Newton Howard Best Music 2008 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association James Newton Howard Best Composer 2008 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association James Newton Howard Best Original Score 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Peter Lando Best Production Design 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Lando Best Art Direction 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gary Rizzo Best Sound 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Rizzo Best Sound Mixing 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Corbould Best Visual Effects 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Corbould Best Visual Effects 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ed Novick Best Sound 2008 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ed Novick Best Sound Mixing 2008 Nominee

Cast

Christian Bale
as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Heath Ledger
as Joker
Aaron Eckhart
as Harvey Dent
Michael Caine
as Alfred
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman
as Gordon
Morgan Freeman
as Lucius Fox
Monique Curnen
as Ramirez
Ron Dean
as Wuertz
Cillian Murphy
as Scarecrow
Chin Han
as Lau
Nestor Carbonell
as Mayor
Eric Roberts
as Maroni
Ritchie Coster
as Chechen
Anthony Michael Hall
as Engel
Colin McFarlane
as Loeb
Joshua Harto
as Reese
Melinda McGraw
as Barbara Gordon
Nathan Gamble
as James Gordon
Michael Vieau
as Rossi
Michael Stoyanov
as Dopey
Bill Smille
as Grumpy
Michael Jai White
as Gambol
William Fichtner
as Bank Manager
Olumiji Olawumi
as Drug Dealer
Greg Beam
as Junkie
Erik Hellman
as Junkie
Beatrice Rosen
as Natascha
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Crime Boss
Edison Chen
as LSI VP
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina
as Judge Surrillo
Andy Luther
as Brian
James Farruggio
as Man No. 1
Thomas McElroy
as Man No. 2
Will Zahrn
as Assistant DA
James Fierro
as Thug at Party
Sam Derence
as Male Guest
Jennifer Knox
as Female Guest
Patrick Clear
as Judge Freel
Winston Ellis
as Gamble Bodyguard
Sophia Hinshelwood
as Reporter
Keith Kupferer
as Heckler
Richard Dillane
as Acting Commissioner
Daryl Satcher
as Officer at Intersection
Aidan Feore
as Fat Thug
Philip Bulcock
as Murphy
Paul Birchard
as Cop with Fat Thug
Vincent Riotta
as Cop at 250 52nd St.
Nancy Crane
as Nurse
K. Todd Freeman
as Pol
Matt Shallenberger
as Berg
Lanny Lutz
as Bartender
Peter DeFaria
as Civilian
Matt Rippy
as First Mate
Andrew Bicknell
as Prison Ferry Pilot
Ariyon Bakare
as Guard Commander
Doug Ballard
as Businessman
Helene Wilson
as Mother
Tommy Campbell
as Passenger
Craig Heaney
as Passenger
Lorna Gayle
as Passenger
Joshua Rollins
as SWAT Sniper
Dale RIvera
as SWAT Leader
Matthew Leitch
as Prisoner on Ferry
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
as Tattoeed Prisoner
Thomas Gaitsch
as Reporter #3
William Armstrong
as Evans
Adam Kalesperis
as Honor Guard Man
Tristan Tait
as Uniform Cop
Bronson Webb
as Bounty Hunter
Gertrude Kyles
as Fox's Secretary
Jonathan Ryland
as Passenger Ferry Pilot
James Scales
as Guardsman
Nigel Carrington
as Warden
Ian Pirie
as Prisoner
Lateef Lovejoy
as Prisoner
Grahame Edwards
as Prisoner
Roger Monk
as Prisoner
Ronan Summers
as Prisoner
Hannah Gunn
as Gordon's Daughter
Brandon Lambdin
as Armored Car SWAT

Crew

Christopher Nolan
Director
Christopher Nolan
Producer
Emma Thomas
Producer
Charles Roven
Producer
Christopher Nolan
Screen Story
Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter
David S. Goyer
Screen Story
Jonathan Nolan
Screenwriter
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer
Timothy E. Angulo
Cinematographer
Lev Yevstratov
Cinematographer
Stephen Vaughan
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Nathan Crowley
Production Designer
Craig Jackson
Art Director
Steven Lawrence
Art Director
Naaman Marshall
Art Director
James Hambidge
Art Director
Benjamin Melniker
Executive Producer
Michael E. Uslan
Executive Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Kevin de la Noy
Executive Producer
Lindy Hemming
Costume Designer
Lee Finn
Costume Designer
Sheena Wichary
Costume Designer
Jimmy Smith
Costume Designer
Brendan Handscombe
Costume Designer
Patrick Caulfield
Costume Designer
Gina Panno
Costume Designer
Cathie Valdovino
Costume Designer
John Papsidera
Casting
Lucinda Syson
Casting
Tom Struthers
Stunts Coordinator
Dominique Vidal
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pierre Buffin
Visual Effects Supervisor
Nilo Otero
Assistant Director
Chris Corbould
Special Effects Supervisor
Karan Doherty
Costume/Wardrobe
Nancy Takehara
Costume/Wardrobe
John Darmour
Costume/Wardrobe
Rick LeFevour
Stunts Coordinator
Nadia Salameh
Costume/Wardrobe
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