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The Dark Knight

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Original title
The Dark Knight
Running time
152 min.
United States United States
Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Jonathan Nolan. Characters: Bob Kane
James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer
Wally Pfister
Co-production United States-United Kingdom;
Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Production, DC Comics. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Thriller. Action. Drama | Superheroes. Based on a Comic. DC Comics. Sequel. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Batman | The Dark Knight trilogy
Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker (Heath Ledger).
Rankings Position
2008: 2 Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor (H. Ledger), Sound. 8 Nom.
2008: Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger)
2008: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger). 9 Nominations
2008: Festival Toronto: Best Supporting Actor (Heath Ledger)
2008: New York Film Critics Circle: Nom. for Best Sup. Actor (Ledger) & Cinematography
2008: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Ledger)
2008: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
2008: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best Movies of the Year
2008: 2 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Action Movie, Supp. Actor. 6 Nominations
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Ledger). 6 Nominations
2008: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Ledger)
2008: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2008: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Supp. Actor & Best Stunt Ensemble- Picture
2008: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Movie
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