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Dent...

As I stated in my Valentine's Day Haikus yesterday, Katie and I took Nathan to see the LEGO Batman Movie. We loved it!

Honestly, it was great!

In the spirit of openness, I was not a big fan of the previous LEGO Movie. I felt it was uninspired and kinda boring very unlike most of my friends who loved it. 

But this one? Oh, it was so much fun. A lot of action. Great voice acting. Fantastic animation. And a lot of insight into a pop culture icon. 

One of my favorite scenes in the film featured Two-Face. Okay, it's not like the scene was great but I got to hear Two-Face's only line in the movie. And the voice behind it was none other than Billy Dee Williams and I couldn't miss it. Soooo distinctive. 

Why was that so great? Back in 1989, Billy Dee Williams played Gotham City DA Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's original Batman.

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Then BDW was never seen again. 

A handful of years later, Dent made a return appearance in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin [correction: this should actually be Batman Forever] and we got to see him become his evil alter ego Two-Face. But it wasn't BDW. He was replaced by another set of initials... TLJ... Tommy Lee Jones. 

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Fifteen years later, Dent/Two-Face returned in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and was played -- briefly -- by Aaron Eckhart. 

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I guess what I'm saying is that Billy Dee Williams is the only actor in the last 30 years to play Harvey Dent and not be able to play Two-Face. 

Until now.

It was glorious!

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