Originally Posted by SGTchef
Yes but the actor must have some common sense for the director to remark when a performance sucks.
Yeah but final word is belong to Nolan. Bale said in interview that he says Nolan that he can play the scene differently for other use but Nolan is very direct about what he wants.
It's not easy for an actor to realize if they played the scene good or not. Also sometimes directors have interesting choices noone can understand why.