Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman

Highest Rated: 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Killers Anonymous (2019)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1958

Birthplace: London, England

Whether playing a punk rocker, an assassin, a war vet, or a ghoul, Gary Oldman has consistently amazed viewers with his ability to completely disappear into his roles. Though capable of portraying almost any type of character, Oldman has put his stamp on those of the twisted villain/morally ambiguous weirdo variety, earning renown for his interpretations of the darker side of human nature.Born Leonard Gary Oldman in New Cross, South London, on March 21, 1958, Oldman was raised by his mother and two sisters after his father, an alcoholic welder, left them when Oldman was seven. Nine years later, Oldman left high school to work in a sporting goods store; in his spare time, he studied literature and later acting under the tutelage of Roger Williams. He went on to act with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre and, after attending drama school on a scholarship, worked with the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. Oldman next worked in London's West End, where, in 1985, he won a Best Actor and a Best Newcomer award for his performance in The Pope's Wedding. By this time, he had made his film debut in Remembrance (1982) and had appeared in two television movies, notably Honest, Decent and True (1985). Oldman got his first big break when he was cast as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Alex Cox's disturbing docudrama account of the punk rocker's tragic relationship with Nancy Spungen. Oldman's unnervingly accurate portrayal of the doomed rocker won rave reviews and effectively propelled him out of complete obscurity. The following year, he turned in a completely different but equally superb performance as famed playwright Joe Orton in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears and earned a Best Actor nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for his work. After moving to the U.S. that same year, Oldman appeared in Nicolas Roeg's Track 29 (1988), and in 1990, he had one of his most memorable -- to say nothing of cultish -- roles as Rosencrantz opposite Tim Roth as Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard's brilliant Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.Oldman's first American role in a major Hollywood film was that of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991). He then gave a creepy, erotic performance in the title role of Francis Ford Coppola's rendition of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), a lavish film that proved to be the most commercially successful (next to JFK) of Oldman's career to date. In addition to playing such eccentrics as Drexl Spivey, a white pimp with dreadlocks who tries to prove himself a black Rastafarian in True Romance (1993), Oldman went on to play more conventional characters, as evidenced by his straightforward portrayal of a crooked cop in Luc Besson's The Professional (1994), his performance as Beethoven in Immortal Beloved (1994), and his role as Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in the disastrous 1995 adaptation The Scarlet Letter.In 1997, Oldman made his directorial bow with Nil by Mouth, a bleak, semi-autobiographical drama about a dysfunctional blue-collar London family that Oldman dedicated to his late father. The film proved to be a controversial hit at that year's Cannes Festival, and the first-time director won a number of international awards and a new dose of respect for his work. He subsequently returned to acting with Luc Besson's The Fifth Element that same year, made while he took a break from editing Nil by Mouth. He also gave an enduringly cheesy portrayal of the sinister Russian terrorist bent on wresting world domination from American president Harrison Ford in the blockbuster Air Force One (1997) and followed that up by playing yet another villain in the 1998 feature-film version of the classic TV series Lost in Space.Oldman has made headlines for his private as well as professional life over the years, both for his well-publicized battles with alcohol and his marriages to actresses Lesley Manville and Uma Thurman. In addition to his son Alfie with Manville, Oldman has two children by his third wife, American model and photographer Donya Fiorentino (though the two are now divorced). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Woman in the Window Actor 2020
No Score Yet Mank Herman J. Mankiewicz 2020
6% The Courier Ezekiel Mannings 2019
4% Mary David 2019
42% The Laundromat Jürgen Mossack 2019
0% Killers Anonymous The Man 2019
No Score Yet Aux tueurs anonymes Actor 2019
No Score Yet Assassinos Anônimos The Man 2019
No Score Yet The Bayou Tickie Bordeaux 2019
36% Hunter Killer CJCS Charles Donnegan 2018
85% Darkest Hour Winston Churchill $28.1M 2017
43% The Hitman's Bodyguard Vladislav Dukhovich $75.1M 2017
17% The Space Between Us Actor $7.9M 2017
25% Tau Tau 2017
15% Man Down Counselor Peyton 2016
31% Criminal Quaker Wells 2016
27% Child 44 General Mikhail Nesterov $1.4M 2015
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Dreyfus $183.3M 2014
49% RoboCop Norton $50.7M 2014
No Score Yet I Am Steve McQueen Actor 2014
7% Paranoia Nicholas Wyatt $5.4M 2013
No Score Yet Guns, Girls and Gambling Elvis Elvis 2012
67% Lawless Floyd Banner $36.4M 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises Commissioner Gordon $448.2M 2012
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley $20.3M 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Sirius Black $381.1M 2011
81% Kung Fu Panda 2 Lord Shen $165.3M 2011
10% Red Riding Hood Solomon $37.3M 2011
79% Countdown to Zero Actor $0.3M 2010
47% The Book of Eli Carnegie $94.9M 2010
No Score Yet One Night In Turin Narrator 2010
No Score Yet Rain Fall William Holtzer 2009
22% Planet 51 General Grawl $42.2M 2009
52% Disney's A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit/Marley/Tiny Tim $137.9M 2009
10% The Unborn Rabbi Sendak $42.7M 2009
94% The Dark Knight Lt. James Gordon $533.4M 2008
67% The Backwoods (Bosque de sombras) Paul 2008
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sirius Black $292M 2007
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Sirius Black $290M 2005
84% Batman Begins Jim Gordon $204.2M 2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dead Fish Lynch 2004
29% Tiptoes Rolfe 2004
90% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet Sin Charlie Strom 2003
No Score Yet Beat the Devil Actor 2002
No Score Yet Interstate 60 O.W. Grant 2002
39% Hannibal Mason Verger $163.9M 2001
0% Nobody's Baby Buford Dill Producer 2001
76% The Contender Runyon Executive Producer $16.2M 2000
No Score Yet Jesus Pontius Pilate 2000
24% Plunkett & Macleane Executive Producer 1999
35% Quest For Camelot Ruber 1998
28% Lost in Space Dr. Smith 1998
67% Nil by Mouth Director Screenwriter Producer 1998
76% Air Force One Ivan Korshunov 1997
71% The Fifth Element Zorg 1997
68% Basquiat Albert Milo 1996
13% The Scarlet Letter Arthur Dimmesdale 1995
55% Immortal Beloved Ludwig van Beethoven 1994
73% Léon: The Professional Stansfield 1994
50% Murder in the First Associate Warden Glenn 1994
92% True Romance Drexl Spivey 1993
22% Romeo Is Bleeding Jack Grimaldi 1993
73% Bram Stoker's Dracula Dracula 1992
84% JFK Lee Harvey Oswald 1991
62% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Rosencrantz 1991
84% State of Grace Jackie Flannery 1990
14% Chattahoochee Emmett Foley 1989
33% Criminal Law Ben Chase 1989
57% Track 29 Martin 1988
No Score Yet We Think the World of You Johnny Burney 1988
No Score Yet The Firm Bex Bissek 1988
94% Prick Up Your Ears Joe Orton 1987
88% Sid and Nancy Sid Vicious 1986
75% Meantime Coxy 1983

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2014
2012
2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2001
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
1993-1995
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2016

QUOTES FROM Gary Oldman CHARACTERS

Finney says: What are you doing?!

Finney says: What are you doing?

Dreyfus says: I'm saving the human race.

General Mikhail Nesterov says: There is no murder in paradise.

Drexl Spivey says: Now see, we're sitting down here--ready to negotiate. And you've already given up your shit. I'm still a mystery to you. But I know exactly where your white ass is comin' from. So if I ask if you want some dinner, and you grab an egg roll and started chattin' down, I'd say to myself "This motherfucker, he's givin' out like he ain't got a care in the world" and who knows? Maybe he don't. Maybe this fool is such a bad motherfucker. He don't have to worry about nothin'. He just sits down and watch my motherfuckin' TV. See?

Drexl Spivey says: No thanks? What that mean?

Drexl Spivey says: Now I know I'm pretty, but I'm not as pretty as a pair of titties.

Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg says: I don't like warriors. Too narrow-minded, no subtlety. And worse, they fight for hopeless causes. Honor? Huh! Honor's killed millions of people, it hasn't saved a single one.

George Smiley says: Hello Ricki. You missed the wedge.

George Smiley says: It was the war Connie.

Dreyfus says: They're animals!

Gordon says: He's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector.

Dreyfus says: That's a hell of alot more than eighty!

Caesar says: Koba fight for Koba.

Koba says: Koba fight for apes!

Malcolm says: They don't want war.

Koba says: Caesar love humans more than apes!

Dreyfus says: I'm saving the human race.

Dreyfus says: I'm saving the human race.

Mason Verger (uncredited) says: It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Gordon says: Because we have to chase him. Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now, so we'll hunt him. Because he can take it, because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight.

Will Robinson says: You could help him; you're a doctor!

Dr. Zachary Smith says: Yes... I'm a doctor.

Alex Murphy / Robocop says: What kind of suit is this?

Norton says: It's not a suit, Alex. It's you.

Norton says: Your body may be gone, but you're still here.

George Smiley says: Karla will be looking for you.

Ricki Tarr says: Yeah. Everybody's looking for me.

George Smiley says: You can't stay here. It isn't safe.

Ricki Tarr says: Then the message comes through. "We read you." That was all they said. Nothing. It didn't make sense. It was like they were stalling.

George Smiley says: Then what happened?

Ricki Tarr says: Then all of a sudden the Russians begin to move. [He finds a dead body]. It was nice work. i couldn't have done better myself. The message was clear. I had to warn her [Irina]. [Ricki telephones her, but she's afraid to pick up the phone, and then some Russians come and take her away.] I looked for her everywhere. I couldn't find her at the airport. I checked the ports. They had taken her away on a ship.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

Nicholas Wyatt says: A burned BMW is what I hear all the hype is about. Apparently a cool story behind the BW burned BMW!

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: There is much to be learned from beasts.

Commissioner Gordon says: There's only one man with his finger on the button. That's Bane!

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: The victories of my great race are but a tale to be told.

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: What devil or witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood flows in these veins?

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you.

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

Ricki Tarr says: They're going to kill me.

George Smiley says: Who is?

Ricki Tarr says: Your lot. Or their lot, whoever gets me first. I'm innocent. Within reason.

Gordon says: Ah our boy looks good on the tube

Maroni says: You sure you want to embarrass me in front of my friends, Lieutenant?

Gordon says: Don't worry. They're coming too.

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?

Harvey Dent says: Remember that name you all had for me when I was at Internal Affairs? What was it, Gordon?

Gordon says: Harvey, I...

Gordon says: Harvey, I.

Harvey Dent says: Say it. Say it!

Gordon says: Two-Face. Harvey Two-Face.

Gordon says: Two-Face. Harvey, Two-Face.

Harvey Dent says: [turns his head, showing Gordon the mutilated side of his face] Why should I hide who I am?

Harvey Dent says: Why should I hide who I am?

Gordon says: Barbara, calm down.

Barbara Gordon says: He has the kids!

Harvey Dent says: Hello, Jim.

Gordon says: Harvey? Where's my family?

Harvey Dent says: Where my family died.

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]

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.

Stansfield says: "I don't have time for this MICKEY MOUSE BULLSH*T!"

Stansfield says: I don't have time for this MICKEY MOUSE BULLSH*T!

Stansfield says: Its when you really start to fear death that you learn to appreciate life.

Buford Dill says: Hey, don't go postal on us!

Associate Warden Glenn says: Henry, I have a job to do here at Alcatraz. Do you know what that is? To protect you from yourself.

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.

Jim Gordon says: The Narrows is lost. And we still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates that he freed.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: We will. We can bring Gotham back.

Jim Gordon says: What about escalation?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Escalation?

Jim Gordon says: We start using semi-automatic, they buy automatic. We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: And?

Jim Gordon says: And you're wearing a mask, and jumping off rooftops. Take this guy, armed robbery, double homicide. Got a taste for the theatrical, like you. Leaves a calling card.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: (Sees Joker card) I'll look into it.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [sees Joker card] I'll look into it.

Commissioner Gordon says: I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

Commissioner Gordon says: Gotham needed a hero.

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: I have crossed...oceans of time to find you...

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: I have crossed... oceans of time to find you...

Ruber says: The ogre's butt.

Barsad says: commissioner Gordon you are under arrest

Barsad says: Commissioner Gordon, you're under arrest.

Commissioner Gordon says: on who's authority

Commissioner Gordon says: On whose authority?

Barsad says: the people of gotham

Barsad says: The people of Gotham.

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: "Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?"

Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula says: Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?

Jim Gordon says: (Gordon blows up the monorail track) oh shit

Jim Gordon says: [Gordon blows up the monorail track] Oh shit.

Floyd Banner says: I dunno Forrest. My nuts itch somethin' fierce, an' I dunno if I shoulda let yall use that vaseline with the oranges on me. I gotta take the blame for the oranges but dang y'all, this just ain't right.

Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg says: (unfazed after an explosion erupted right behind him) Bring me the priest.

Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg says: [unfazed after an explosion erupted right behind him] Bring me the priest.

James Gordon says: Why is he running, Dad? he didn't do anything wrong

James Gordon says: He didn't do anything wrong.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves but not the hero we need right know

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

Alice Marshall says: Why did you kill him?

Ivan Korshunov says: Because I believe.

George Smiley says: You survived this long because of your ability to change sides, to serve any master.

Toby Esterhase says: What's this all about, George?

George Smiley says: It's about which master you've been serving.

George Smiley says: The fanatic is always concealing a secret doubt

George Smiley says: He's a fanatic, so we can stop him, because a fanatic is always concealing a secret doubt.

Floyd Banner says: There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em

Floyd Banner says: There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Do you think I should go to the hospital?

Gordon says: You don't watch the news much, do you?

Jim Gordon says: You just one man?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Now we're two.

Jim Gordon says: ...we?

Jim Gordon says: We?

Gordon says: What are you doing?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I can get it out over the bay.

Selina Kyle says: Set it to fly over the water, then eject?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: No autopilot.

Selina Kyle says: You could've gone anywhere. Been anything. But you came back here.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: So did you.

Selina Kyle says: I guess we're both suckers.

Floyd Banner says: "We got about as much sense as a bird flyin' in the skyâ??

Floyd Banner says: We got about as much sense as a bird flyin' in the sky.

Lord Shen says: The dead exist in the past. And I must tend to the future.

Sirius Black says: Nice one James!

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you.

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

Juliana says: You're mad!

Ruber says: I'm *so* glad you noticed. I've been working at it for years!

Juliana says: Who who are you? Ruber!

Ruber says: Juliana. I was in the neighborhood, and I thought I'd invade. How about a kiss? I hear you're still single...

Juliana says: Impertinent pig!

Ruber says: Is that a no?

Juliana says: I demand you leave immediately!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It's not that simple. With the Joker it never is.

Gordon says: What's simple is that every second we don't go in there those people on the ferries get closer to blowing each other up!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That won't happen.

Gordon says: Then he'll blow both of them up!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I need five minutes alone.

Gordon says: No! There's no time! We have clear shots! Dent is in there with them. We have to save Dent! I have to save Dent! Get Ready!

Commissioner Gordon says: We were in this together. And then, you were gone. And now this evil... rises. The Batman must come back.

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

Commissioner Gordon says: He must. He must...

Stansfield says: I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven. Can you hear it? It's like when you put your head to the grass and you can hear the growin' and you can hear the insects. Do you like Beethoven?

Jim Gordon says: I'll get my car.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I brought mine.

Jim Gordon says: Yours?

Jim Gordon says: I've got to get me one of those.

Gordon says: Harvey Dent never made it home.

Joker says: Of course not.

Gordon says: What have you done with him?

Joker says: I was right here. Who did you leave him with? Your people? Assuming, of course, they are still *your* people, and not Maroni's. Does it depress you, commissioner? To know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for Harvey Dent's current predicament?

Gordon says: Where is he?

Joker says: What's the time?

Gordon says: What difference does that make?

Joker says: Well, depending on the time, he may in one spot, or several.

Gordon says: If we're gonna play games... I'm gonna need a cup of coffee.

Joker says: Ah, the good cop, bad cop routine?

Gordon says: Not exactly.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: here is Dent?

Joker says: You have all these rules and you think they'll save you.

Gordon says: He's in control.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I have one rule.

Joker says: Oh, then that's the rule you'll have to break to know the truth.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Which is?

Joker says: The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.

Joker says: And tonight you're gonna break your one rule!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I'm considering it.

Joker says: Oh, there's only minutes left, so you're gonna have to play my little game if you want to save one of them

Joker says: Oh, there's only minutes left, so you're gonna have to play my little game if you want to save one of them.

James Gordon says: Did Batman save you, Daddy?

Gordon says: Actually, this time I saved him.

Gordon says: Everyone knows you're Gotham's White Knight.

Gordon says: You sure I can't change your mind about staying in the police force?

John Blake says: You were right, about the structures becoming shackles

John Blake says: You were right, about the structures becoming shackles.

John Blake says: Don't you want to know who he is?

Gordon says: I know exactly who he is; he's The Batman.

John Blake says: Those men locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act, based on a lie?

Gordon says: Gotham needed a hero...

John Blake says: It needs it now more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for.

Gordon says: There's a point, far out there when the structures fail you, and the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're... shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day... you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did, to plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean!

John Blake says: Your hands look plenty filthy to me, Commissioner.

Gordon says: [reading from the book "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens] I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

Gordon says: [reading from the book 'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens] I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.

Gordon says: I see a beautiful city and brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.

Gordon says: They'll hunt you.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me. Set the dogs on me. Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you.

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

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

Commissioner Gordon says: The people ought to know the hero who saved them!

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Anyone can be a hero, even a man who did something so simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended.

Commissioner Gordon says: Bruce Wayne...

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. The Dark Knight

Judge says: So what will it be Jim? Death or Exile?

Gordon says: If you think we'll willingly walk the ice, you've got another thing coming.

Judge says: So death then?

Gordon says: It looks that way.

Judge says: Okay then, death, by exile.

Commissioner Gordon says: When you're out there, the rules aren't weapons anymore... they're shackles, keeping you from the bad guy.

Commissioner Gordon says: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... Inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.

James Gordon says: Batman. Batman! Why is he running dad?

Gordon says: Gordon: Because we have to chase him

Uniform Cop says: Uniform Cop: Okay we're going in. Go go! Move!

James Gordon says: James Gordon: He didn't do anything wrong.

Gordon says: Gordon: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. The Dark Knight.

Flass says: You sure you don't want a taste?

Jim Gordon says: I don't do that.

Flass says: You know, that makes people like me worry you're a rat.

Jim Gordon says: I'm not a rat. In a city this bent, who's there to rat to?

Gordon says: What's your name son?

John Blake says: Blake sir.

Gordon says: You have something you wanna ask me Officer Blake?

John Blake says: It was about that night, this night...8 years ago, the night Dent died. The last confirm sighting of the Batman. He murders those people, takes down two swat teams, breaks Dent's neck...and just vanishes.

Gordon says: I'm not hearing the question son.

John Blake says: Don't you wanna know who he was?

Gordon says: I know exactly who he was.......he was the Batman.

Gordon says: please Harvey don't punish the boy punish me

Gordon says: Please don't punish the boy. Please, punish me.

Harvey Dent says: i am about to

Harvey Dent says: I'm about to.

Joker says: can you please just give me a minute

Gordon says: [to The Joker] We got you, you son of a bitch!

Gordon says: we got you. you son of a bitch

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you

Jim Gordon says: I never said thank you.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: and you will never have to

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

John Blake says: What does that mean?

Gordon says: It means we're on our own.

Gordon says: We were in this together, and then you were gone. And now there's evil rising. The Batman must come back.

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

Gordon says: He must. He must.

Sirius Black says: I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You're not a bad person. You're a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

Lord Shen says: china will be mine...

Lord Shen says: China will be mine.

Gordon says: Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.

Joe Orton says: Joe Orton: I always wanted to be an orphan. I could have, if it wasn't for my parents.

Joe Orton says: I always wanted to be an orphan. I could have, if it wasn't for my parents.

George Smiley says: We are not so very different, you and I. We've both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.