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The Dark Knight

2008 American superhero film

The Dark Knight

Released 13 August 2008 (14 years, 8 months ago)

Director Christopher Nolan
Duration 153 minutes
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
Genre action film, neo-noir, thriller film, crime film, superhero film and drama film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing and Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
Composer Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
Production company Warner Bros., DC Comics, Legendary Pictures and Syncopy Inc.
Country of origin United States of America and United Kingdom
Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Bob Kane and David S. Goyer
Producer Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan

About The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a cinematic masterpiece that defies genre and expectations. Directed by Christopher Nolan, this 2008 film is a dark and brooding exploration of the psyche of the Batman and his nemesis, the Joker. With stunning performances by Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight is a gripping and intense experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The film's themes of chaos and order, justice and revenge, and the nature of heroism are expertly woven into a complex and layered narrative that keeps you guessing until the very end. The Joker, played by Ledger in a career-defining performance, is a force of nature that threatens to tear Gotham City apart. His anarchic philosophy and twisted sense of humor make him one of the most memorable villains in cinematic history.

Bale's portrayal of Batman is equally impressive, as he struggles with the moral implications of his actions and the toll they take on his personal life. The supporting cast, including Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, are all excellent in their roles.

The Dark Knight is also a technical marvel, with stunning cinematography, breathtaking action sequences, and a haunting score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Nolan's direction is masterful, as he expertly balances the film's many elements and creates a sense of tension and unease that never lets up.

Overall, The Dark Knight is a must-see film that transcends the superhero genre and stands as one of the greatest films of the 21st century. It is a testament to the power of cinema and the enduring appeal of the Batman mythos.


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Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


90 years, 1 month, 10 days


25 years, 2 months, 25 days

Born first

14 March 1933

Died first

22 January 2008

Born last

12 January 1998

Died last

10 December 2020

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