Batman Begins

Trivia: Some people wanted the Batmobile to be computer generated, but director Christopher Nolan refused, so it was built from scratch. It can do 0-60 in 6 seconds.

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Trivia: A pair of Batman pajama bottoms can be seen hanging from the line, in the scene where Batman talks to the little boy in the Narrows. (01:16:55)

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Trivia: The Batmobile holds about 10 gallons of gas, but only gets single digits in mileage.

Ariane Schultheis

Trivia: According to an interview in "Starlog" magazine, Christopher Nolan based the film's visual style on Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

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Trivia: During principal photography, Christian Bale suffered from laryngitis three times.

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Trivia: The first thug we see Dr. Crane get off with an insanity defense is named Zsaz. If you look closely you'll see he is covered with scars. In the comics, Zsaz is a homicidal maniac who keep score of the people he kills by marking it on his skin. Every one of those scars is supposed to represent one of his victims. And although you don't see it in the movie, his body is covered.

Trivia: Director of Photogrophay Wally Pfister used several interesting filming techniques on the film, eventually earning him a "Best Cinematography" Oscar nomination. One of these was how he shot the sword duel between Bruce and Ducard - holding a steadicam and being dragged around the action sitting on a sled.

Trivia: The Scarecrow's plot to contaminate Gotham's water supply from under Arkham Asylum has appeared several times in Batman fiction, first appearing in the comics and becoming the focus of the Batman: The Animated Series episode 'Dreams In Darkness'. After the film was released it would also be referenced in the Batman: Arkham Asylum videogame.


Trivia: This film marks the second time a wife of Tom Cruise has played a Batman love interest, after Nicole Kidman's turn as Chase Meridian in Batman Forever.

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Trivia: During the audition process, the actors who were auditioning for Bruce Wayne/Batman actually wore Val Kilmer's Batman suit from "Batman Forever" to act out scenes. Some of the old suits were still in storage at Warner Bros. Studios.


Trivia: In something of a rarity for a big-budget studio film, director Christopher Nolan didn't want there to be a second unit during filming, and personally worked on every shot that was filmed.


Trivia: Towards the end when Jim gives Batman the playing card in the plastic bag, the label has the name J Kerr. In some of the comic's backstories, Joker was actually called Joe Kerr. In others, it was a pseudonym.


Trivia: The playing card that Jim gives to Batman is the same card used by the Joker in the 1989 graphic novel "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth".


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