Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1974

Birthplace: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Christian Bale is one of the few actors in Hollywood whose child stardom has successfully translated to steady and respectable adult employment. With a wistful handsomeness to complement his impressive, sometimes underrated talent, Bale has become something of a quiet sensation, netting choice roles in a number of unconventional, critically acclaimed films.Born January 30, 1974, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bale was raised in England, Portugal, and the U.S. The product of a creative family (his mother was a dancer and both of his grandfathers were part-time actors), Bale made his stage debut at the age of ten, playing opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson in The Nerd. In 1986, he debuted on television as Alexis in the miniseries Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. His film debut came the following year with the lead role in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun. Although the film met with very mixed reviews, Bale received almost ubiquitous praise for his portrayal of a young boy interned in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Following a starring role in a Swedish film, Mio min Mio, Bale next appeared in Kenneth Branagh's celebrated 1988 adaptation of Henry V and in 1990, starred opposite Charlton Heston in a highly-regarded cable adaptation of Treasure Island. In 1992, Bale appeared in his first adult role in the musical Newsies, in which he could be seen singing, dancing, and sporting a fairly convincing American accent. His next film, Swing Kids (1993), also featured him dancing, this time alongside Robert Sean Leonard in wartime Germany. Although the film failed to impress most critics, it succeeded in making a favorable impact on teenage girls and swing afficionados everywhere. The following year, Bale appeared as Laurie in Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed adaptation of Little Women and then went on to lend his voice to Disney's animated film Pocahontas, which proved to be one of 1995's biggest box-office draws. The actor next appeared in The Secret Agent (1996), which, despite a strong cast including Gérard Depardieu, Bob Hoskins, and Patricia Arquette, was widely unseen in the U.S. After a tragically small role in the same year's The Portrait of a Lady, Bale was finally given the opportunity to step into the limelight with the 1997 film Metroland, an adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel. Starring alongside Emily Watson, Bale played a young husband and father wallowing in discontented nostalgia and received overwhelmingly positive notices for his thoughtful, complex portrayal. The film was not released in the U.S. until the following year, when he also had lead roles in Todd Haynes' eagerly anticipated Velvet Goldmine and All the Little Animals, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to strong reviews. The following year, Bale starred alongside Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Rupert Everett in a lavish adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In addition to the exposure he (literally) received in his role as Demetrius, Bale got a different kind of recognition for his part in the well-documented controversy surrounding the casting of Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. After winning and then losing the film's lead role to Leonardo DiCaprio, Bale then won it back, prompting a wave of media coverage and at least one publication's decision to describe him as everyone's favorite underdog. It was a title that, deserved or not, seemed to fit an actor who, beneath all of the hyperbole and hype, was one of Hollywood's most engaging and underrated treasures. Bale next starred in the humans versus dragons opus Reign of Fire (2002), followed by the dystopian thriller Equilibrium before returning to the present day with the low-key sexual comedy drama Laurel Canyon (2002). Bale was about to make a breakthrough move into blockbuster film, however, as he was cast as the superhero Batman in Christopher Nolan's latest entry in the franchise, Batman Begins. The franchise reboo

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles 2019
66% Vice Dick Cheney 2018
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera 2018
72% Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker $29.5M 2018
92% Intent to Destroy Actor 2017
51% The Promise Chris Myers $8.2M 2017
46% Knight of Cups Rick $0.4M 2016
88% The Big Short Michael Burry 2015
30% Exodus: Gods and Kings Moses 2014
No Score Yet The Last Photograph Actor 2014
92% American Hustle Irving Rosenfeld $99.2M 2013
54% Out of the Furnace Rodney Baze, Jr. $8.4M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Irving Rosenfeld 2013
87% The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne/Batman $448.2M 2012
41% The Flowers of War John Miller $0.4M 2011
No Score Yet Killing Pablo Actor 2011
91% The Fighter Dicky Eklund $93.6M 2010
68% Public Enemies Melvin Purvis $97.1M 2009
33% Terminator Salvation John Connor $125.3M 2009
94% The Dark Knight Batman/Bruce Wayne $533.4M 2008
77% I'm Not There Jack Rollins/Pastor John $4.1M 2007
89% 3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans $53.6M 2007
90% Rescue Dawn Dieter Dengler $5.4M 2007
48% Harsh Times Jim Luther Davis Executive Producer $3.4M 2006
75% The Prestige Alfred Borden $53.2M 2006
84% Batman Begins Bruce Wayne/Batman $204.2M 2005
63% The New World John Rolfe $12.5M 2005
77% The Machinist Trevor Reznik $1M 2004
68% Laurel Canyon Sam $3.6M 2003
40% Equilibrium John Preston 2002
42% Reign of Fire Quinn Abercromby $43M 2002
28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mandras $25.3M 2001
67% Shaft Walter Wade Jr. $70.4M 2000
69% American Psycho Patrick Bateman 2000
64% Metroland Chris 1999
No Score Yet Mary, Mother of Jesus Jesus 1999
65% All the Little Animals Bobby 1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Demetrius 1999
57% Velvet Goldmine Arthur Stuart 1998
45% The Portrait of a Lady Edward Rosier 1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' Stevie 1996
55% Pocahontas Thomas 1995
92% Little Women Laurie 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Amled 1994
56% Swing Kids Thomas Berger 1993
39% Newsies Jack Kelly 1992
No Score Yet A Murder of Quality Tim Perkins 1991
No Score Yet Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square Actor 1991
No Score Yet Treasure Island (Devil's Treasure) Jim Hawkins 1990
100% Henry V Falstaff's Boy 1989
75% Empire of the Sun Jim "Jamie" Graham 1987
No Score Yet Mio in the Land of Faraway Jum-Jum/Benke 1987
No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Alexis 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002

QUOTES FROM Christian Bale CHARACTERS

Irving Rosenfeld says: I told you not to put metal in the science oven.

Rick says: I can't remember the man I wanted to be.

Rick says: You see the palm trees. They tell you anythings possible.

Rick says: All those years. Living a life with someone I didn't even know.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

Moses says: Follow me and you will be free!

Moses says: You can learn a lot about somebody by looking him in the eye.

Moses says: Moses: Get me a stenographer, dammit!

Moses says: Flee with me, Israelites! The critics are coming!

Irving Rosenfeld says: It's the crazy thing about people. The more you say no, the more they want in on something. It is so stupid.

Irving Rosenfeld says: That's the way the world works. Not black and white, like you say. Extremely gray.

Carmine Falcone says: What the hell are you?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm batman!!

Thomas says: Just go along.

Irving Rosenfeld says: The art of survival is a story that never ends.

Man No. 1 says: what gives you the right?! What makes you different from the rest of us?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm not wearing hockey pads.

Patrick Bateman says: Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?

Alfred says: Shall you be taking the Batpod sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: In the middle of the day Alfred?

Alfred says: The Lamborghini then? Much more subtle.

Dieter Dengler says: The quick have their sleep walkers and so do the dead.

Dieter Dengler says: God, how can it get this hot?

Ivan says: You look like you've seen a ghost.

Trevor Reznik says: Funny you should say that, the guys at work don't even think you exist.

Ivan says: That's why I can't get a raise.

Russell Baze says: We got a problem here?

Rodney Baze, Jr. says: You got a problem with me?

Harlan DeGroat says: I've got a problem with everybody.

Patrick Bateman says: I'm Patrick Bateman.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat on a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

Jack Kelly says: Headlines don't sell papers. Newsies sell papers. Without newsies, nobody knows nothin'.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.

Russell Baze says: My Brother was suppose to meet me here a half an hour ago...

Russell Baze says: My Brother was suppose to meet me here a half an hour ago.

Dan Evans says: Shooting an animal is much different to shooting a man, son.

Patrick Bateman says: [Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.

Patrick Bateman says: Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.

Patrick Bateman says: I'm just a happy camper! Rockin' and a-rollin'!

Patrick Bateman says: Hamilton, have a holly-jolly Christmas.

Patrick Bateman says: [Impersonating Paul Allen's voicemail] Hi, this is Paul Allen. I'm being called away to London for a few days. Meredith, I'll call you when I get back. Hasta la vista, baby.

Patrick Bateman says: Hi, this is Paul Allen. I'm being called away to London for a few days. Meredith, I'll call you when I get back. Hasta la vista, baby.

Patrick Bateman says: Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks.

Patrick Bateman says: [voiceover] I'm on the verge of tears by the time we arrive at Espace, since I'm positive we won't have a decent table. But we do, and relief washes over me in an awesome wave.

Patrick Bateman says: 'm on the verge of tears by the time we arrive at Espace, since I'm positive we won't have a decent table. But we do, and relief washes over me in an awesome wave.

Patrick Bateman says: Hmmmm, I see they've omitted the pork loin with lime Jell-O.

Patrick Bateman says: Hmm, I see they've omitted the pork loin with lime Jell-O.

Patrick Bateman says: Listen, the mud soup and the charcoal arugula are outrageous here.

Patrick Bateman says: I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.

Patrick Bateman says: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

Patrick Bateman says: Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut.

Patrick Bateman says: I have to return some videotapes

Patrick Bateman says: I have to return some videotapes.

Patrick Bateman says: Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

Patrick Bateman says: I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.

Patrick Bateman says: There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there.

Patrick Bateman says: There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable. I simply am not there.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: He was trying to kill millions of innocent people.

Miranda Tate says: Innocent is a strong word to throw around Gotham, Bruce. I honor my father by finishing his work.

Selina Kyle says: You don't owe these people anymore, you've given them everything.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not everything, not yet.

Selina Kyle says: Stay back! I'm not bluffing!

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: They know, they just don't care.

Trevor Reznik says: Stevie, I haven't slept in a year.

Stevie says: Jesus Christ!

Trevor Reznik says: I tried him too.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

Jim Graham says: I Learned a new word today Atom bomb. It was like a white light in the sky, like God taking a photograph.

Jim Graham says: I Learned a new word today: atom bomb. It was like a white light in the sky, like God taking a photograph.

Dicky Eklund says: I gotta go p/u a rock man!

Dicky Eklund says: I gotta go pick up a rock man!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?

Alfred says: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well today I found out what Batman can't do. He can't endure this. Today you get to say "I told you so."

Alfred says: Today, I don't want to.

Alfred says: But I did bloody tell you.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What about getting back into the plane?

Lucius Fox says: I'd recommend a good travel agent.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Without it landing.

Lucius Fox says: Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne.

Henri Ducard says: You finally learned to do what is necessary.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you

John Preston says: I pay gladly.

Jim Graham says: (About Japanese boy) He was my friend!

Jim Graham says: He was my friend!

Basie says: He's a jap!

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Bane was a member of the League of Shadows?

Alfred says: And then he was excommunicated. And any man, who is too extreme for Ra's Al Ghul, is not to be trifled with.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I didn't realize I was known for trifling with criminals.

Alfred says: That was then. And you can strap up your leg and put your mask back on. But that doesn't make you what you were.

Alfred says: Is it really painful?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Well, You're welcome to try it, Alfred.

Alfred says: Happy watching, thank you, sir.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not bad. Not bad at all.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I figured you'd have shut this place down.

Lucius Fox says: Well, it was always shut down, officially.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: What about all this new stuff?

Lucius Fox says: After your father died, Wayne Enterprises set up fourteen different defense subsidiaries. For years I've been shuttering and consolidating all the different prototypes under one roof. My roof.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Why?

Lucius Fox says: To keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Oh, now you're showing off.

Lucius Fox says: Defense Department project for tight-geometry and pacification. Rotors are configured to maneuver between buildings without recirculation.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: What's it called?

Lucius Fox says: Oh, it has a long uninteresting Wayne Enterprises designation. I just took to calling it the Bat. And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black. Works fine, except for the autopilot. It takes a better mind than mine to fix it.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Better mind?

Lucius Fox says: Well, I was trying to be modest. A less busy mind. Yours.

John Blake says: Well, it's damn good to see him back.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not everybody agrees.

John Blake says: They'll figure that out in the end.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You got anything on Bane's whereabouts?

John Blake says: Yeah, I've got five hundred pages of tunnel records and a flashlight. I could use some help, actually.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You know what? Drop me in Old Town.

John Blake says: When you started, why the mask? .

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: To protect the people closest to me.

John Blake says: Yeah, but you're a loner, right? You didn't have any family.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: There are always people you care about. You just don't realize how much until they're gone. The idea was to be a symbol. Batman could be anybody, that was the point

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I thought you might like to see what your investment built.

Miranda Tate says: No fossil fuels. Free, clean energy for an entire city. Three years ago, a Russian scientist published a paper on weaponized fusion reactions. One week later your reactor started developing problems. I think this machine works.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Miranda, if it were operational, the danger to Gotham would be too great.

Alfred says: Is see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I retrieved this.

Alfred says: Aren't the police supposed to be investigating them?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: They don't have the tools to analyze it.

Alfred says: They would if you gave them to them.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: One man's tool is another man's weapon.

Alfred says: In your mind, perhaps. But there aren't many things you can't turn into a weapon.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Alfred, enough! The police weren't getting it done.

Alfred says: Perhaps they might have if you hadn't made a sideshow of yourself.

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: And you'll never have to.

Selina Kyle says: I had no choice. I needed a way to keep them from killing me.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You just made a serious mistake.

Bane says: Not as serious as yours, I fear...

Bane says: Not as serious as yours, I fear.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Bane

Bane says: Let us not stand on ceremony, Mr. Wayne.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That wasn't... exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That wasn't exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.

Alfred says: I know.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You're the one pointing the gun, Harvey. So point it at the people responsible.

Harvey Dent says: Fair enough. [to Batman] You first. [Flips the coin, Damage side falls Shoots Batman and points the gun at himself] My turn. [Fair side falls]

Harvey Dent says: Fair enough. You first. My turn.

Gordon says: Harvey, You're right. Rachel's death was my fault. Please don't punish the boy, Please punish me.

Harvey Dent says: I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie.. like I lied.

Harvey Dent says: I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie, like I lied.

Gordon says: It's going to be alright, son [Harvey throws coin, Batman jumps up on him & both falls as the coin lands on the damaged side]

Gordon says: It's going to be alright, son.

Gordon says: [after Bruce saves Reese by blocking a truck with his car] It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!

Gordon says: It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Trying to catch the light?

Gordon says: You weren't protecting the van?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Why, who's in it? [Reese steps out, sees Bruce, who nods slightly] Do you think I should go to the hospital?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Why, who's in it? Do you think I should go to the hospital?

Gordon says: You don't watch a whole lot of news, do you, Mr. Wayne?

Rachel Dawes says: I don't have an answer

Harvey Dent says: Well, I guess no answer is a no.

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey...

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey.

Harvey Dent says: It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...

Harvey Dent says: It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete.

Rachel Dawes says: [Bruce comes up behind him and grabs in a chokehold] What are you doing?

Rachel Dawes says: What are you doing?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: They're coming for him!

Henri Ducard says: Don't be afraid, Bruce. Come on. Come on. You are just an ordinary man in a cape. That's why you couldn't fight injustice, that's why you can't stop this train

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Who said anything about stopping it?

Henri Ducard says: You never learned to mind your surroundings! Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I won't kill you but I don't have to save you.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You were on the board?

Lucius Fox says: When your father ran things, yeah.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You knew my father?

Lucius Fox says: Oh, yeah. Helped him build his train. Ah, here we are. Kevlar utility harness. Gas-powered magnetic grapple gun. The three hundred and fifty pound test monofilament. Wonderful project, your dad's train. Routed it right into Wayne Tower along with the water and power utilities. Kind of made Wayne Tower the unofficial centre of Gotham City. Of course, Earle let it go to rot. Here we are. Nomex survival suit for advanced infantry. Kevlar biweave, reinforced joints.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Bruce Wayne.

Earle says: What makes you think you can decide who's running Wayne Enterprises?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well, the fact that I'm the owner.

Earle says: What are you talking about? The company went public a week ago.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that *my* company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that my company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?

Earle says: Right you are, Mister Wayne.

Lucius Fox says: Didn't you get the memo?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family my father, built

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family, my father, built.

Alfred Pennyworth says: The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You still haven't given up on me?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Never.

Ra's Al Ghul says: When I found you in that jail, you were lost. But I believed in you. I took away your fear and I showed you a path. You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.

Ra's Al Ghul says: No one can save Gotham.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Master Wayne, you've been gone a long time.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Yes, I have.

Alfred Pennyworth says: You look very fashionable........ Apart from the mud.

Alfred Pennyworth says: You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.

Lucius Fox says: My security clearance has been revoked.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That wouldn't stop a man like you, would it?

Lucius Fox says: I suppose not.

Jim Gordon says: What is that? [BATS SQUEAKING]

Jim Gordon says: What is that?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Backup.

Flass says: What the...? [Swarming pack of Bats hurdle inside]

Henri Ducard says: Tomorrow, you will be released. If you are bored of brawling with thieves and want to achieve something there is a rare blue flower that grows on the eastern slopes. Pick one of these flowers. If you can carry it to the top of the mountain you may find what you were looking for in the first place.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: And what was I looking for?

Ra's Al Ghul says: Only you can know that.

Rachel Dawes says: What will you do?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Rebuild it. Just the way it was, brick for brick.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Just the way it was, sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Yeah, why?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: In the southeast corner?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Precisely, sir.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.

Rachel Dawes says: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Sometimes they're the same.

Rachel Dawes says: No, they're never the same. Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better, which is why we have an impartial system.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Maybe I should be thanking them.

Rachel Dawes says: You don't mean that.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Look, Mr. Fox.

Lucius Fox says: Yes, sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: If you're uncomfortable...

Lucius Fox says: Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing......when I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.

Lucius Fox says: Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing. When I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Fair enough.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You told me a child did it.

Prisoner says: But no ordinary child. A child born in hell, forged by suffering, hardened by pain. Not a man from privilege.

Selina Kyle says: And why would I help you?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: For this. The 'Clean Slate'.

Selina Kyle says: You'd trust me with that? After what I did to you?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I'll admit I was a little let down. But I still think there's more to you. In fact, I think that for you, this isn't just a tool, it's an escape route. You wanna disappear. Start fresh.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Pretty generous, for a thief.

Selina Kyle says: I thought they killed you.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not yet.

Selina Kyle says: If you're expecting an apology...

Selina Kyle says: If you're expecting an apology.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: It wouldn't suit you. I need your help.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: [to Fox] Tonight I need you.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Tonight I need you.

Lucius Fox says: What for?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: To get me back in the game.

Selina Kyle says: Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane wants these guys to himself.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: [Bruce looks at Miranda] I won't forget about you, Miranda.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I won't forget about you, Miranda.

Miranda Tate says: I know.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: How long until that core ignites?

Lucius Fox says: That bomb goes off in twelve hours.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Unless we can reconnect it to the reactor.

Lucius Fox says: Can you get Miranda out of here?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not tonight. I'm sorry.

Miranda Tate says: Do what's necessary.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Any move I make on Bane or the bomb, the triggerman sets it off.

Lucius Fox says: But they won't use radio or cell, too much interference. Infrared doesn't have the range. It would have to be a micro-burst, long wave.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Could you block it?

Lucius Fox says: Yes. But I'll need the EMP cannon-guidance mount from the Bat. Remember where you parked?

Selina Kyle says: Sorry to keep letting you down.[she stares at him for a moment] Come with me. Save yourself. You don't owe these people anymore, you've given them everything.

Selina Kyle says: Sorry to keep letting you down.Come with me. Save yourself. You don't owe these people anymore, you've given them everything.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not everything. Not yet.

Henri Ducard says: Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Actually, there were seven of them.

Henri Ducard says: I counted six, Mr. Wayne.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: How do you know my name?

Henri Ducard says: The world is too small for someone like Bruce Wayne to disappear. No matter how far he chooses to sink himself.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: (Taps Bat signal) Nice.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Nice.

Jim Gordon says: I couldn't find any mob bosses.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well, Sergeant?

Jim Gordon says: Oh, it's lieutenant, now. You really started something.

Dieter Dengler says: Empty what is full, Fill what is empty, Scratch where it itches. That's it.

Dieter Dengler says: Empty what is full, fill what is empty, scratch where it itches. That's it.

Dupont says: Do you have any family?

John Preston says: Yes, a boy and a girl. The boy's in the monastery, who is studying to become a cleric.

John Preston says: My interval. I put it there before I brush my teeth. I never take it out before I brush my teeth.

John Preston says: I'm sorry.

Partridge says: No you're not. You don't even know the meaning of the word. It's just a vestigal word for a feeling you've never felt.

Mary O'Brian says: Did your friends kill him?

John Preston says: Not my friends. I killed him.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Look, I'd rather Mr. Earle didn't know about me borrowing it...

Lucius Fox says: Mr Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?

Alfred says: At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!

Commissioner Gordon says: We were in this together... then you were gone.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: The Batman wasn't needed anymore. We won.

Commissioner Gordon says: Based on a lie. And now there's evil rising from where we tried to bury it The Batman has to come back

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: What if he doesn't exist anymore?

Commissioner Gordon says: He must.