MICHAEL CAINE PREDICTS OSCAR NOD FOR HEATH

According to PEOPLE , MICHAEL CAINE (who plays butler ALFRED PENNYWORTH in THE DARK KNIGHT) believes that HEATH LEDGER will receive an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the JOKER.

“I think Heath will surely get a posthumous nomination for an Academy Award,” Mr. Caine said yesterday at GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATRE, where the legendary actor was honoured in a hand and footprint ceremony.

“He was incredible and he was amazing – and I think he will get it.”

MICHAEL isn’t the only one raving about Heath’s acting in THE DARK KNIGHT.

“For those who knew him and those that had the privilege of working with him, it’s been pretty amazing – the disparity between the person and the monster he created for us,” the film’s director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN said at a press conference in June.

“To see this being created from this very gentle person is a real testimony to his skill as an actor.”

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