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Harvey Dent
Two-Face Tommy Lee Jones
Alias(es) Two-Face
Appeared in Batman
Batman Forever
Status Deceased
Actor Billy Dee Williams
Tommy Lee Jones
"One man is born a hero, his brother a coward. Babies starve, politicians grow fat. Holy men are martyred, and junkies grow legion. Why? Why, why, why, why, why? Luck! Blind, stupid, simple, doo-dah, clueless luck!"
―Two-Face[src]

Harvey Dent was an arrogant and selfish District attorney and politician who later became the criminal Two-Face.

Biography[]

Batman[]

Harvey Dent had recently been elected and vowed to bring the wave of crime to a halt by getting "Boss" Carl Grissom in court and convicted.

Batman Forever[]

Harvey Dent became the deranged criminal Two-Face when trying to get "Boss" Moroni convicted. Moroni threw acid at Dent's face. Dent held up his file to block the acid, only managing to cover half of his face, the other half becoming hideously disfigured.

Years later, Two-Face and his henchmen attempted to rob a bank. They had taken hostages and looked like they were going to get away when Batman intervened and stopped the robbery, however Two-Face was able to escape.

At his lair, which is split in half (just like his personality), he had two henchwomen named Sugar and Spice, who worked for him, Spice favoring his 'dark', scarred side and Sugar favoring his 'good' side. Two-Face's next move was to travel to the circus looking for Batman and threatening to blow the circus up. Whilst at the circus, he becomes responsible for the origin of Robin because when the "Flying Graysons" try to stop him Two-Face killed them all except for Dick, the youngest Grayson, who went on to join Batman as Robin.

Two-Face joined forces with The Riddler and the two gathered knowledge through the box which led them to discover Batman's true identity, following this they traveled to Wayne Manor and kidnapped Dr. Chase Meridian as well as destroying the Batcave. Two-Face had wanted to kill Bruce there and then but Riddler intervened, wanting a challenge, so they left with their hostage.

Batman and Robin track Riddler and Two-Face to Claw Island but got separated once there. Robin had the opportunity to kill Two-Face but didn't want to be like him. Two-Face used this opportunity to capture Robin. He and the Riddler then tried to make Batman choose between Chase and Robin, not expecting him to be able to save both. When Batman succeeded in saving both, Two-Face pursued him into the pit and flipped his coin to decide whether he would shoot Batman, but as he flipped, Batman tossed a handful of identical coins into the air. Two-Face panicked, desperate to find his own coin, he stumbled and fell into a watery bed of spikes. His coin then fell into his open palm.

Batman '89[]

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Trivia[]

  • The character was portrayed by two actors, first Billy Dee Williams as the pre-transfigured version, and Tommy Lee Jones as the post-transfigured version. Interestingly, Williams is African American and Jones isn't, that created a major inconsistency in the franchise.
  • Before Billy Dee Williams was cast Harvey Dent in Batman, Ray Liotta was offered the role but turned the part down to do Goodfellas, Don Johnson, Dale Midkiff, Clint Eastwood, Martin Sheen and William Petersen were considered for Harvey Dent.
  • Tommy Lee Jones was the first and only choice for Harvey Dent/Two-Face. And he accepted the role, because the character of Two-Face was his son's favorite character.
  • In the earlier drafts of the script, Harvey Dent was set to appear in Batman Returns, played by Billy Dee Williams. He was going to be Selina Kyle's abusive boss and was going to be the one she would search revenge on. At the end Catwoman would eletricize him but Dent would survive although scarred and becomes Two-Face but Tim Burton wanted nothing to do with the first Batman film whatsoever. He was replaced by Max Shreck .
  • In Batman & Robin, when Bane breaks into Arkham Asylum's storage room to get Mr. Freeze's cryogenic suit, both Two-Face and Riddler's costumes are visible in the background.
  • In the comics, whatever Two-Face's coin landed on that would be final, in the movie, Two-Face continued to flip the coin until obtaining his desired result.
  • Unlike his mainstream counterpart in the comics, Two-Face does not have the bulged eyeball and exposed teeth, because Joel Schumacher wanted this to be a "living comic book".
  • Unlike other versions of the character, this version was shown to be selfish and corrupt from the beggining as he already hated Batman and believed him to be a freak.

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