Re: The Dark Knight to have a female villain?
I must have missed the bit where Watanabe does anything in Batman Begins.
More likely then 'his stature was raised' via the movie it's probable that Nolan just liked working wih the guy on one pic and roped him in to another.
I fully realize Nolan enjoyed working with Watanabe and re-hired him for Inception
because he enjoys him as an actor. I was saying that despite Watanabe's small performance in Batman Begins
at the very least it boosted his popularity thanks to appearing in a very successful blockbuster.
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