The suave Aaron Eckhart effortlessly plays Harvey Dent, the Gotham City District Attorney in the latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight.
Aaron not only does a great job of portraying Dent, but he also looks the part. He has the face and demeanor of a smooth and charming politician. As comic book readers know, however, Harvey doesn't remain Harvey for too long, as he soon transforms into the corrupt villain, Two-Face. The name Two-Face, comes, of course, from the fact that half of his face becomes disfigured by acid. And even when Aaron shows his new appearance, audiences can't help but to feel an attraction to his character, because he lets just enough of Harvey's presence shine through. It's what makes Aaron so great in the role.
We got the scoop on how Aaron was able to transition between the two characters so flawlessly:
"I think the pain that Harvey/Two-Face feels comes from how he experienced himself as Harvey Dent. So I was really happy to get the opportunity to let the audience know where Harvey/Two-Face comes from, so they could have some empathy or understanding of why he is what he is. Why he's doing what he's doing. I was happy to do that in this movie whereas otherwise he would have just come out of the gate having the Harvey/Two-Face attitude. I really enjoyed playing Harvey Dent, the guy in the courtroom wheeling and dealing."
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