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Plot, Details & Awards

Batman Begins

Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 06/15/2005 , 140min.
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Plot & Details

The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series. The young Bruce Wayne (Gus Lewis) leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. After his mother and father are murdered by a mugger, however, Wayne grows into an impudent young man (Christian Bale), full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to search for answers beyond his own personal vendettas. Wayne eventually finds discipline in the Far East under the tutelage of Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows who guides him in the study of martial arts -- and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to an almost superhuman acuity. After seven years away from Gotham, Wayne returns, determined to bring peace and safety back to the city. With the help of his faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a scientist at his late father's corporation, Wayne develops a secret identity as Batman, a masked fighter for justice. But when a shady psychiatrist (Cillian Murphy) joins forces with the criminal underworld, Wayne realizes that putting an end to their nefarious plans will be very difficult indeed. Batman Begins also features Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon and Tom Wilkinson as the crime boss Carmine Falcone.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Stefan Henrix Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Janek Sirrs Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound David Evans Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Nathan Crowley Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Dan Glass Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Peter Lindsay Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Nominated

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction - Period or Fantasy Film Nathan Crowley Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Stefan Henrix Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Janek Sirrs Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound David Evans Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Nathan Crowley Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Dan Glass Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Peter Lindsay Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score James Newton Howard Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 London Film Critics Association Best British Director Christopher Nolan Nominated
2005 London Film Critics Association Best British Supporting Actor Cillian Murphy Nominated

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Score James Newton Howard Nominated
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Score Hans Zimmer Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Stunts Won
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