Cast The Dark Knight Trilogy in the 70's

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  1. dgnightwing Registered

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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
     
  2. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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    Come on, man. Don't spam :)
     
  3. dgnightwing Registered

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    How am I spamming?
     
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    Clint Eastwood as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

    'Nuff said.
     
  5. TheDarKnight720 A Watchful Protector

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    I really wished this casting would have happened. He would have been as perfect as Christopher Reeves as Superman.
     
  6. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    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!"
     
  7. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    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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    Christopher Lee as Ra's Al Ghul!
     
  9. Baramos Registered

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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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  10. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    McQueen would even make a good Batman.
     
  11. dgnightwing Registered

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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?
     
  12. Mondragon My other Avi is Gaucho Mickey

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    Bruce Wayne/Batman: Clint Eastwood [​IMG]


    Alfred Pennyworth: Peter Cushing [​IMG]

    Jim Gordon: Robert Shaw, yes Quint [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]

    Ra's Al Ghul: Ricardo Montalbán [​IMG] 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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    #12 Mondragon, Dec 13, 2012
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  13. The Batman The Dark Knight

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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
     
  14. dgnightwing Registered

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    Anybody else want to give this a go?
     
  15. axelbratoski Hey, why am I Mr. Pink?

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    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
     
  16. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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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

    [​IMG]
     

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