39. Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale
The Director/Actor Partnership: Together, Nolan and Bale revitalised the Batman franchise – and they made it look easy. “He’s one of the best around. He’s out there, yeah,” says Bale of his director. Just because they’re out of the Batman business, don’t expect them not to collaborate again in the future…
Collaborations: Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises.
If You Only Watch One: The Dark Knight, which may involve a (welcome) surplus of Joker, but really upped the stakes for Batman, played deftly by Bale.
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