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10. Harvey Dent
The White Knight of the trilogy's second film was well-played by Aaron Eckhart, but it was the character's implementation in the script that was really distinguishing. I'm less enthused by how Nolan chose to represent Two-Face in the film, even if it's understandable in some way, but Eckhart's do-good, forthright passion for justice in the role of Gotham's District Attorney was crucial to the themes being mined in "The Dark Knight." He wasn't some throwaway Billy Dee Williams element, and obviously, he had a little more going on below the surface than did Tommy Lee Jones in "Batman Forever." But that's damning with faint praise. He was perfectly utilized as a character.