Cast The Dark Knight Trilogy in the 70's

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The title says it all. Make your own cast for The Dark Knight Trilogy if it was made in the 1970's. Now, I know that there are alot of elements to the film that would have not been possible 40 years ago, but let's suspend our imagination a bit (as well as the fact that some characters did not exist yet). Let's go with Batman Begins in 1973, The Dark Knight in 1976, and The Dark Knight Rises in 1980.

I'll Start:

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Bruce Wayne/Batman: Warren Beatty

Alfred Pennyworth: Alec Guinness

Jim Gordon: Jack Lemmon

Lucius Fox: Sidney Poitier

Rachel Dawes: Talia Shire

Ra's Al Ghul: Paul Scofield

Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: John Cazale

Carmine Falcone: Karl Malden

Earle: Jack Warden

The Joker: Al Pacino

Harvey Dent: Martin Sheen

Bane: Robert De Niro

Selina Kyle/Catwoman: Sigourney Weaver

Talia Al Ghul: Meryl Streep

John Blake: Jeff Bridges
 
I don't know it's kind of hard picturing a Batman film in the 70's especially early to mid-70's when clothing styles were drastically uncool.

Sometimes I'll watch Superman The Movie and the fashion is blatantly obvious, we don't need pimps saying "Say Jim!"
 
Batman Begins (1973)
Directed by Don Siegel

Clint Eastwood as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Laurence Olivier as Alfred Pennyworth
Kirk Douglas as James Gordon
Ossie Davis as Lucius Fox
Charlton Heston as Ducard
Faye Dunaway as Rachel Dawes
Robert Shaw as Carmine Falcone
Robert Mitchum as Mr. Earle
Peter Boyle as Flass
with Harry Dean Stanton as Jonathan Crane
and Gregory Peck as Thomas Wayne

The Dark Knight (1976)
Directed by William Freidkin

Clint Eastwood as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Laurence Olivier as Alfred Pennyworth
Kirk Douglas as James Gordon
Ossie Davis as Lucius Fox
Faye Dunaway as Rachel Dawes
Warren Beatty as Harvey Dent
John Cazale as The Joker
John Vernon as The Mayor
Ernest Borgnine as Wuertz
Harry Dean Stanton as Jonathan Crane
with Dustin Hoffman as Mr. Reese
and Lance Henriksen as The Bank Manager

The Dark Knight Rises (1980)
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Laurence Olivier as Alfred Pennyworth
Kirk Douglas as James Gordon
Ossie Davis as Lucius Fox
Rutger Hauer on steroids as Bane
Barbara Hershey as Selina Kyle
Mickey Rourke as John Blake
Isabelle Adjani as Miranda Tate
John Vernon as The Mayor
Harry Dean Stanton as Jonathan Crane
with Roman Polanski as Stryver
and Christopher Walken as The CIA Agent
 
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I'm picturing Steve McQueen as Harvey Dent, I can tell you that much.

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Or maybe as Jim Gordon. Frank Bullitt reminds me of Gordon. Slap a mustache and glasses on him.

EDIT: Hmm, uncanny.

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I think this technique might work for any actor, though.
 
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Nice job Eddie. I originally had Cazale as The Joker myself (with Pacino as Harvey Dent), but ended up switching him to Scarecrow.

Anybody got feedback on my cast?
 
Bruce Wayne/Batman: Clint Eastwood
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Alfred Pennyworth: Peter Cushing
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Jim Gordon: Robert Shaw, yes Quint
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Lucius Fox: Ossie Davis http://s3.amazonaws.com/img.goldderby.com/images/1345513552_Davis.jpg He'd be a bit younger than in that pic.

Rachel Dawes: Ali MacGraw
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Ra's Al Ghul: Ricardo Montalbán
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This is a few years after Space Seed and 10 years before Wrath of Khan, the guy was fit, and an avid swordsman
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Check him in 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes for the right time and look-
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The Joker: Roddy McDowall, as above again watch Ceaser (final scene) dominate through that make up.


Bane: Danny Trejo http://wiki.tarantino.info/images/Danny_Trejo_El_Mexicanismo.jpg

Selina Kyle/Catwoman: Pam Grier
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Talia Al Ghul: Sophia Loren
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Batman Begins

Batman: Unknown Actor
Alfred: Lawrence Oliver
Gordon: Paul Newman
Fox: Sydney Poitier
Rachel: Diane Keaton
Ra's: Christopher Lee
Scarecrow: Roddy Mcdowell
Falcone: Jack Warden
Thomas Wayne: Warren Beatty
Martha Wayne: Julie Christie

The Dark Knight

The Joker: Jack Nicholson
Two Face: Robert Redford


The Dark Knight Rises

Catwoman: Meryl Streep
Bane: Sean Connery
Talia: Faye Dunaway
John Blake: John Travolta I guess
 
Batman Begins (1973)
Harrison Ford
as Bruce Wayne/Batman
John Gielgud
as Alfred Pennyworth
Christopher Lee
as Henri Ducard/Ra's al Ghul
Robert Englund as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
Susan Sarandon
as Rachel Dawes
Gene Hackman
as James Gordon
Scatman Crothers as Lucius Fox
Al Lettieri
as Carmine Falcone

The Dark Knight
(1975)
Harrison Ford
as Bruce Wayne/Batman
John Gielgud
as Alfred Pennyworth
Christopher Walken as The Joker
Ryan O'Neal
as Harvey Dent
Susan Sarandon
as Rachel Dawes
Gene Hackman
as James Gordon Scatman Crothers as Lucius Fox
Harvey Keitel
as Sal Maroni
Robert Englund
as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow

The Dark Knight Rises
(1980)
Harrison Ford
as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Gene Hackman as Commissioner Gordon
John Gielgud
as Alfred Pennyworth
Ron Perlman as Bane
Kurt Russell as John Blake
Adrianne Barbeau
as Selina Kyle
Charlotte Rampling
as Miranda Tate
Scatman Crothers
as Lucius Fox
 
Selina Kyle/Catwoman: Pam Grier
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Hmm...

Black Batman
Directed by Gordon Parks

Fred Williamson - Batman

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Scatman Crothers - Alfred Pennyworth

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Richard Roundtree - Jim Gordon

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Richard Pryor - The Joker

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