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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% Ford v Ferrari Ken Miles 2019
No Score Yet Le Mans 66 - Gegen jede Chance Ken Miles 2019
66% Vice Dick Cheney 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bagheera 2018
71% Hostiles Captain Joseph J. Blocker $29.5M 2018
92% Intent to Destroy Actor 2017
50% The Promise Chris Myers $8.2M 2017
47% 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
53% 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
76% 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
68% 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
91% Little Women Laurie 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Amled 1994
53% 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

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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
I told you not to put metal in the science oven.
Rick
I can't remember the man I wanted to be.
Rick
You see the palm trees. They tell you anythings possible.
Rick
All those years. Living a life with someone I didn't even know.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Moses
Follow me and you will be free!
Moses
You can learn a lot about somebody by looking him in the eye.
Moses
Moses: Get me a stenographer, dammit!
Moses
Flee with me, Israelites! The critics are coming!
Irving Rosenfeld
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
That's the way the world works. Not black and white, like you say. Extremely gray.
Carmine Falcone
What the hell are you?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I'm batman!!
Thomas
Just go along.
Irving Rosenfeld
The art of survival is a story that never ends.
Man No. 1
what gives you the right?! What makes you different from the rest of us?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I'm not wearing hockey pads.
Patrick Bateman
Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?
Alfred
Shall you be taking the Batpod sir?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
In the middle of the day Alfred?
Alfred
The Lamborghini then? Much more subtle.
Dieter Dengler
The quick have their sleep walkers and so do the dead.
Dieter Dengler
God, how can it get this hot?
Ivan
You look like you've seen a ghost.
Trevor Reznik
Funny you should say that, the guys at work don't even think you exist.
Ivan
That's why I can't get a raise.
Russell Baze
We got a problem here?
Rodney Baze, Jr.
You got a problem with me?
Harlan DeGroat
I've got a problem with everybody.
Patrick Bateman
I'm Patrick Bateman.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
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
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Jack Kelly
Headlines don't sell papers. Newsies sell papers. Without newsies, nobody knows nothin'.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
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
My Brother was suppose to meet me here a half an hour ago...
Russell Baze
My Brother was suppose to meet me here a half an hour ago.
Dan Evans
Shooting an animal is much different to shooting a man, son.
Patrick Bateman
[Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Patrick Bateman
Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Patrick Bateman
I'm just a happy camper! Rockin' and a-rollin'!
Patrick Bateman
Hamilton, have a holly-jolly Christmas.
Patrick Bateman
[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
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
Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks.
Patrick Bateman
[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
'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
Hmmmm, I see they've omitted the pork loin with lime Jell-O.
Patrick Bateman
Hmm, I see they've omitted the pork loin with lime Jell-O.
Patrick Bateman
Listen, the mud soup and the charcoal arugula are outrageous here.
Patrick Bateman
I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.
Patrick Bateman
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
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
I have to return some videotapes
Patrick Bateman
I have to return some videotapes.
Patrick Bateman
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
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
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
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
He was trying to kill millions of innocent people.
Miranda Tate
Innocent is a strong word to throw around Gotham, Bruce. I honor my father by finishing his work.
Selina Kyle
You don't owe these people anymore, you've given them everything.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not everything, not yet.
Selina Kyle
Stay back! I'm not bluffing!
Bruce Wayne/Batman
They know, they just don't care.
Trevor Reznik
Stevie, I haven't slept in a year.
Stevie
Jesus Christ!
Trevor Reznik
I tried him too.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
Batman/Bruce Wayne
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Jim Graham
I Learned a new word today Atom bomb. It was like a white light in the sky, like God taking a photograph.
Jim Graham
I Learned a new word today: atom bomb. It was like a white light in the sky, like God taking a photograph.
Dicky Eklund
I gotta go p/u a rock man!
Dicky Eklund
I gotta go pick up a rock man!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?
Alfred
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
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
Today, I don't want to.
Alfred
But I did bloody tell you.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What about getting back into the plane?
Lucius Fox
I'd recommend a good travel agent.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Without it landing.
Lucius Fox
Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne.
Henri Ducard
You finally learned to do what is necessary.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you
John Preston
I pay gladly.
Jim Graham
(About Japanese boy) He was my friend!
Jim Graham
He was my friend!
Basie
He's a jap!
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Bane was a member of the League of Shadows?
Alfred
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
I didn't realize I was known for trifling with criminals.
Alfred
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
Is it really painful?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Well, You're welcome to try it, Alfred.
Alfred
Happy watching, thank you, sir.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not bad. Not bad at all.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I figured you'd have shut this place down.
Lucius Fox
Well, it was always shut down, officially.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
What about all this new stuff?
Lucius Fox
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
Why?
Lucius Fox
To keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Oh, now you're showing off.
Lucius Fox
Defense Department project for tight-geometry and pacification. Rotors are configured to maneuver between buildings without recirculation.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
What's it called?
Lucius Fox
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
Better mind?
Lucius Fox
Well, I was trying to be modest. A less busy mind. Yours.
John Blake
Well, it's damn good to see him back.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not everybody agrees.
John Blake
They'll figure that out in the end.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
You got anything on Bane's whereabouts?
John Blake
Yeah, I've got five hundred pages of tunnel records and a flashlight. I could use some help, actually.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
You know what? Drop me in Old Town.
John Blake
When you started, why the mask? .
Bruce Wayne/Batman
To protect the people closest to me.
John Blake
Yeah, but you're a loner, right? You didn't have any family.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
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
I thought you might like to see what your investment built.
Miranda Tate
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
Miranda, if it were operational, the danger to Gotham would be too great.
Alfred
Is see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I retrieved this.
Alfred
Aren't the police supposed to be investigating them?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
They don't have the tools to analyze it.
Alfred
They would if you gave them to them.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
One man's tool is another man's weapon.
Alfred
In your mind, perhaps. But there aren't many things you can't turn into a weapon.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Alfred, enough! The police weren't getting it done.
Alfred
Perhaps they might have if you hadn't made a sideshow of yourself.
Jim Gordon
I never said thank you.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
And you'll never have to.
Selina Kyle
I had no choice. I needed a way to keep them from killing me.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
You just made a serious mistake.
Bane
Not as serious as yours, I fear...
Bane
Not as serious as yours, I fear.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Bane
Bane
Let us not stand on ceremony, Mr. Wayne.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
That wasn't... exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
That wasn't exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.
Alfred
I know.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You're the one pointing the gun, Harvey. So point it at the people responsible.
Harvey Dent
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
Fair enough. You first. My turn.
Gordon
Harvey, You're right. Rachel's death was my fault. Please don't punish the boy, Please punish me.
Harvey Dent
I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie.. like I lied.
Harvey Dent
I'm about to. Tell your boy its gonna be all right Gordon. Lie, like I lied.
Gordon
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
It's going to be alright, son.
Gordon
[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
It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Trying to catch the light?
Gordon
You weren't protecting the van?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
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
Why, who's in it? Do you think I should go to the hospital?
Gordon
You don't watch a whole lot of news, do you, Mr. Wayne?
Rachel Dawes
I don't have an answer
Harvey Dent
Well, I guess no answer is a no.
Rachel Dawes
Harvey...
Rachel Dawes
Harvey.
Harvey Dent
It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...
Harvey Dent
It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete.
Rachel Dawes
[Bruce comes up behind him and grabs in a chokehold] What are you doing?
Rachel Dawes
What are you doing?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!
Batman/Bruce Wayne
They're coming for him!
Henri Ducard
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
Who said anything about stopping it?
Henri Ducard
You never learned to mind your surroundings! Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I won't kill you but I don't have to save you.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You were on the board?
Lucius Fox
When your father ran things, yeah.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You knew my father?
Lucius Fox
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
Bruce Wayne.
Earle
What makes you think you can decide who's running Wayne Enterprises?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Well, the fact that I'm the owner.
Earle
What are you talking about? The company went public a week ago.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
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
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
Right you are, Mister Wayne.
Lucius Fox
Didn't you get the memo?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family my father, built
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family, my father, built.
Alfred Pennyworth
The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.
Alfred Pennyworth
Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
You still haven't given up on me?
Alfred Pennyworth
Never.
Ra's Al Ghul
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
I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.
Ra's Al Ghul
No one can save Gotham.
Alfred Pennyworth
Master Wayne, you've been gone a long time.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Yes, I have.
Alfred Pennyworth
You look very fashionable........ Apart from the mud.
Alfred Pennyworth
You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.
Lucius Fox
My security clearance has been revoked.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
That wouldn't stop a man like you, would it?
Lucius Fox
I suppose not.
Jim Gordon
What is that? [BATS SQUEAKING]
Jim Gordon
What is that?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Backup.
Flass
What the...? [Swarming pack of Bats hurdle inside]
Henri Ducard
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
And what was I looking for?
Ra's Al Ghul
Only you can know that.
Rachel Dawes
What will you do?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Rebuild it. Just the way it was, brick for brick.
Alfred Pennyworth
Just the way it was, sir?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Yeah, why?
Alfred Pennyworth
I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
In the southeast corner?
Alfred Pennyworth
Precisely, sir.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.
Rachel Dawes
You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Sometimes they're the same.
Rachel Dawes
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
Maybe I should be thanking them.
Rachel Dawes
You don't mean that.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Look, Mr. Fox.
Lucius Fox
Yes, sir?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
If you're uncomfortable...
Lucius Fox
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
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
Fair enough.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
You told me a child did it.
Prisoner
But no ordinary child. A child born in hell, forged by suffering, hardened by pain. Not a man from privilege.
Selina Kyle
And why would I help you?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
For this. The 'Clean Slate'.
Selina Kyle
You'd trust me with that? After what I did to you?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
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
Pretty generous, for a thief.
Selina Kyle
I thought they killed you.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not yet.
Selina Kyle
If you're expecting an apology...
Selina Kyle
If you're expecting an apology.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
It wouldn't suit you. I need your help.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
[to Fox] Tonight I need you.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Tonight I need you.
Lucius Fox
What for?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
To get me back in the game.
Selina Kyle
Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane wants these guys to himself.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
[Bruce looks at Miranda] I won't forget about you, Miranda.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
I won't forget about you, Miranda.
Miranda Tate
I know.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
How long until that core ignites?
Lucius Fox
That bomb goes off in twelve hours.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Unless we can reconnect it to the reactor.
Lucius Fox
Can you get Miranda out of here?
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Not tonight. I'm sorry.
Miranda Tate
Do what's necessary.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
Any move I make on Bane or the bomb, the triggerman sets it off.
Lucius Fox
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
Could you block it?
Lucius Fox
Yes. But I'll need the EMP cannon-guidance mount from the Bat. Remember where you parked?
Selina Kyle
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
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
Not everything. Not yet.
Henri Ducard
Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Actually, there were seven of them.
Henri Ducard
I counted six, Mr. Wayne.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
How do you know my name?
Henri Ducard
The world is too small for someone like Bruce Wayne to disappear. No matter how far he chooses to sink himself.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
(Taps Bat signal) Nice.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Nice.
Jim Gordon
I couldn't find any mob bosses.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Well, Sergeant?
Jim Gordon
Oh, it's lieutenant, now. You really started something.
Dieter Dengler
Empty what is full, Fill what is empty, Scratch where it itches. That's it.
Dieter Dengler
Empty what is full, fill what is empty, scratch where it itches. That's it.
Dupont
Do you have any family?
John Preston
Yes, a boy and a girl. The boy's in the monastery, who is studying to become a cleric.
John Preston
My interval. I put it there before I brush my teeth. I never take it out before I brush my teeth.
John Preston
I'm sorry.
Partridge
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
Did your friends kill him?
John Preston
Not my friends. I killed him.
Batman/Bruce Wayne
Look, I'd rather Mr. Earle didn't know about me borrowing it...
Lucius Fox
Mr Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?
Alfred
At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!
Commissioner Gordon
We were in this together... then you were gone.
Bruce Wayne/Batman
The Batman wasn't needed anymore. We won.
Commissioner Gordon
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
What if he doesn't exist anymore?
Commissioner Gordon
He must.