We pick some contenders to fill the boots of 'The Dark Knight Rises'' Christian Bale
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You know him from: One of the bigger names on the list, he's excelled in everything from "Brokeback" to "Zodiac."
Why he'd be good: Handsome, tougher-than-he-looks Gyllenhaal could bring a believable sympathy to the character who's ultimately just a lonely young man driven by dark impulses (sort of like an older Donnie Darko). Plus, his sister Maggie is already a member of the Bat-family.
On second thought: His attempts at big action -- "Prince of Persia," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Source Code" -- don't hold much promise.