Best Harvey Dent?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by QLRformer, Dec 15, 2012.

?

Best Harvey Dent?

  1. Billy Dee Williams (Batman, Batman Returns)

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. Richard Moll (BTAS)

    19 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. Tommy Lee Jones (Batman Forever)

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight)

    21 vote(s)
    44.7%
  5. James Remar (The Brave and the Bold)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Troy Baker (Arkham City)

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  7. Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Returns)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. QLRformer

    QLRformer Seeker

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts:
    28,503
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +19,733
    Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Dent! Which one is your favourite?

    What is Lando Calrissan doing in Gotham? Waiting to become Two-Face. Which never truly happened, which leaves me with mixed feelings: sadness for Williams that he couldn’t do something great with the role, and relief because we won’t see a Gothic African-American black-and-white-scarred Two-Face running around Gotham.

    Tommy Lee Jones... oh, please :( .

    I’m sorry Nolan fans, but Eckhart was also a fair letdown. He was the best compared to Williams or Jones, but he still seemed rather underused. The problem is he was mainly on the sidelines as a supporting role: he is seen as Bruce Wayne’s romantic rival, as the virtuous “White Knight” of Gotham as opposed to the vigilante Dark Knight, and finally (though gloriously) as the Joker’s “hidden ace” puppet; he didn’t get enough standalone scenes to really be his own character. According to the Batman Wiki, Eckhart’s Dent was meant to live and thus make a greater impact on Gotham City by being visible as a villain and breaking people’s faith and trust; instead they killed him off and put in the Dent Act, which to be fair was a great tool for Bane to use in breaking down Gotham. But still I don’t think Nolan's film really gave justice to Dent.
    Beyond this, ditching the split personality wasn’t right – a Nolanized schizo would have been awesome to see...

    Among the voices, Baker was good in his role, as was Remar (Hi Sideswipe! ;) ) and Williams. But it’s Moll who is outstanding as the Harvey Dent who is tragically overwhelmed by his ugly alternate personality into becoming a duality-obsessed archvillain. Who knew that the mammoth bailiff from NIGHT COURT could give such an incredible performance? He gets my vote as the best ever Harvey Dent.


    For anyone wondering, I won’t do a Joker poll. That character is as iconic as the Bat himself, to the point where ALL his incarnations have their own fanbases (yes, even Caesar Romero). Besides, we all know who would win... Mark Hamill :D !
     
  2. Rewind Eject

    Rewind Eject Bluestreak 's #2 Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Posts:
    3,003
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +5,977
    I'll admit it; I don't care much for actors and don't even know who most of these guys are so I based this solely on two face in universe in those continuities and I like the arkham city version the most. I loved his portrayal as a politician turned villian and his scene in the beginning; just wish there was more of him. B:TAS is my very close second.

    P.s. my favorite Two Face scene
    "Half of me wants to shoot you." TF
    "What does the other half want to do?" Poison Ivy
    "Run you over with a truck". TF

    I laugh every time.
     
  3. Paxtin

    Paxtin ...

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Posts:
    10,503
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +8,007
    I'm going to have to go with Richard Moll.

    Troy Baker did a pretty good job in Archam City, but we didn't really get enough of him for it to have a lasting impression on me.

    Ivy: "we use to date."

    Joker: "Ah."
     
  4. QLRformer

    QLRformer Seeker

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts:
    28,503
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +19,733
    Almost Got 'Im. One of my favourite BTAS episodes.
    "The coin lands face down you'll be squashed flat, it lands face up you'll just break every bone in your body!"
     
  5. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    26,788
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +7,624
    batman the animated series. on almost all accounts.
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    83,294
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Likes:
    +2,893
    Aaron Eckhart for me though Richard Moll and Troy Baker were great in the role too.

    I wished Billy Dee Williams got to play Two Face. Alas we got Tommy Lee Jones trying to be the Joker. :( 
     
  7. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Posts:
    26,059
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +10,543
    Eckhart, although the Arkham City guy was great, too. So was the DCAU guy.
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    26,788
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +7,624
    the thing is, I think if given the actual chance, Tommy Lee Jones, would make a great Harvey. it is just that the director, directed a movie based on his impressions of batman, which apparently was the 1960's show. so he camped everything up.
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    83,294
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Likes:
    +2,893
    Oh believe me i know he could have done well as Two-Face.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    26,788
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +7,624
    but no, he was told to be a campy two-face instead. I honestly like Batman and Robin, more then i like Batman Forever. mainly because at least in batman and robin, you have arnold being fun to watch. in batman forever, you have two really goofy villains, in what is supposed to be a tragic story. with robin's family dying.
     
  11. HordakFan

    HordakFan Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Posts:
    1,192
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +13

    Oh yes Richard Moll is one of my fave actors since childhood and i thought he was perfection as Harvey/Two-Face's voice on TAS and did you know he was also in 1986's cult horror comedy "House" as Big Ben the zombie soldier? his character even sounds just like his Two-Face character.
     
  12. Primus5289

    Primus5289 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Posts:
    1,412
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Moll
    Baker
    Remar
    Eckhart

    In that order.
     
  13. Sideways77

    Sideways77 #1 flareup simp

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Posts:
    18,351
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Oregon
    Likes:
    +9,082
    Between Troy Baker and Richard Moll for me.

    I'd lean more towards Baker since Moll's didn't have the split personality. (And voice changing)
     
  14. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Posts:
    23,447
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    382
    Location:
    Pluto
    Likes:
    +53,540
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube (Handle):
    Richard Moll
     
  15. Grimlock22

    Grimlock22 This is noise

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Posts:
    3,229
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Hell on Earth
    Likes:
    +181
    Moll
     
  16. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    11,460
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +1,499
    I went with Richard Moll. His Two Face has pretty much inspired many of the ones that came after.
     
  17. QLRformer

    QLRformer Seeker

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts:
    28,503
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +19,733
    Wait, who voted for Lando?
     
  18. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Posts:
    7,355
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +49
    Tommy Lee Jones.

    [​IMG]

    Though, to elaborate my opinions... both Aaron and Tommy were great live-action Harvey Dents/Two-Faces. They just played two very different interpretations. Aaron played an emotionally catatonic man, one who was so traumatized by the event that left him scarred that he went on an emotionless rampage. He was cold, calm, almost dead-like (with short bursts of anger). Tommy Lee Jones went the opposite route. He was bats**t insane. Constantly switching back and forth between two different personas, with pretty much one goal in mind: make the Batman suffer.

    I would've loved to have seen BDW as Two-Face.

    As for animation, none of the Two-Faces have really stood out to me, honestly. I still need to see Wade Williams as Two-Face in TDKReturns.
     
  19. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Posts:
    26,788
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +7,624
    hey i thought Billy Dee William, did a good job as Harvey. Even if he was only really named Harvey, because he was in the comics. :lol 
     
  20. QLRformer

    QLRformer Seeker

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Posts:
    28,503
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +19,733
    I suppose. Some people would argue Willimas was not right as Dent. But I'm not one of them, I just thought he was rather wasted.