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2009-03-20 22:35:00

The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's older brother, Matthew Francis Nolan, has been arrested in Chicago on murder and kidnapping charges. The FBI's Chicago office told E! News the suspect was apprehended by the bureau's Violent Crimes Task Force and was being held without bond as he awaited extradition to Costa Rica. Matthew Francis Nolan was charged with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Florida businessman Robert Cohen in Costa Rica in 2005. Cohen's death was the result of a scam...

2009-03-10 15:50:06

A 19-year-old Swedish woman said the country's National Tax Agency has rejected her application to change her middle name to Dark Knight. Sofia Englundh, 19, from the Stockholm suburb of Vallingby, said the board blocked her attempt to rename herself Sophia Dark Knight after last year's Batman film The Dark Knight, which earned a posthumous Oscar for actor Heath Ledger, The Local reported Tuesday. I love the film and the actors, Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, Sofia Englundh said.Also I...

2009-02-21 12:19:55

The total worldwide revenues for the U.S. blockbuster movie The Dark Knight have surpassed $1 billion, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. says. The U.S. studio announced Friday the worldwide gross for the popular comic book-based action film had reached $1,001,082,160, The Hollywood Reporter said. The Batman movie is up for eight Oscars Sunday. Warner Bros. domestic distribution President Dan Fellman told the Reporter the studio was very proud of the success of last year's summer blockbuster....

2009-02-17 15:06:46

A Florida judge has tossed charges against a man who refused orders from police to remove his custom-made Batman mask. The judge dismissed the two misdemeanor charges against Walsh Ian Nichols and ordered Tampa, Fla., police to return his Batman cowl, The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday. Nichols had been charged with wearing a mask in public after he was arrested while eating sushi outside of a club in Tampa's Tbor City neighborhood. A police sergeant had allegedly encountered him weeks...

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2009-02-13 22:32:00

The Dark Knight filmmaker Christopher Nolan is to direct and produce Inception, a science-fiction action flick he also penned, Variety.com reported. Nolan's other films include Memento, Insomnia and Batman Begins. Variety.com said Warner Bros., the studio that backed Nolan's two Batman blockbusters, made a seven-figure deal to keep Nolan in the studio fold by putting him to work on Inception. Set within the architecture of the human mind, the film is expected to start shooting this summer and...

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2009-02-03 14:46:51

A recording of Welsh-born actor Christian Bale losing his temper while working on a movie has been set to various types of music on YouTube. Audio of Bale shouting and cursing at the director of photography on the set of Terminator: Salvation last summer hit the Internet this week and MTV.com said the tirade soon became the basis for an artist named RevoLucian's catchy Bale Out -- RevoLucian's Christian Bale Remix on YouTube. As of Tuesday afternoon, the track had gotten more than 110,000...

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2009-01-22 10:21:07

Hollywood's acclaimed Batman adventure, The Dark Knight, is being re-released into more than 100 IMAX theaters, said IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Late Australian actor Heath Ledger was nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of the villainous Joker in The Dark Knight. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, the first anniversary of Ledger's death from an accidental prescription drug overdose at the age of 28. Ledger's second-to-last film has grossed more than $997...

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2009-01-20 16:27:26

Film actor Val Kilmer says he is considering running for the office of governor in New Mexico, where he owns a ranch. The 49-year-old actor -- who is known for his roles in the movies Real Genius, Top Gun, The Doors, Batman Forever, Tombstone and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -- told The Hill he might run after current Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited out of office in 2011. Actually, they've asked me to run for governor, he said at Monday's Huffington Post party at the Newseum in Washington. People...

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2009-01-13 09:30:05

Heath Ledger's mother says the Golden Globe the late Australian actor won Sunday will be given to his 3-year-old daughter, Matilda. Ledger, who died in January 2008 at the age of 28, posthumously won the prize for best supporting actor for his portrayal of the evil Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. The film's director accepted the award on Ledger's behalf at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles. I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda, Ledger's...

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2009-01-11 22:40:13

Late Australian actor Heath Ledger won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night. Ledger, who died last January at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose, earned the Globe for his portrayal of the malevolent Joker in the latest Batman adventure, The Dark Knight. All of us who worked with Heath on 'The Dark Knight' accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride, the movie's director, Chris Nolan, said as he took...