Christopher Nolan Reveals He Used Cillian Murphy’s Failed Audition For The Dark Knight To Get Him Cast As Scarecrow in ‘Batman Begins’

How Cillian Murphy became Jonathan Crane, aka The Scarecrow, in Batman Begins is one of those bits of Hollywood lore. The actor auditioned for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne initially, even though he and director Christopher Nolan pretty much knew it wasn’t the right fit when they met. Little did they know this audition would earn Murphy the role of Crane, and Nolan would see to it.

Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy) has a proposal for Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) in Batman Begins (2005), Warner Bros. Pictures via Blu-ray

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May 30th 2023
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