After that he continued to do cheesetastic films and I just was NOT a fan! When he did movies like Ned Kelly and The Sin Eater, I started to warm a little bit more to him but it wasn't until Lords of Dogtown (pictured below) that I saw a truly great performance and started to realise what a wonderful actor he really was.
Now I'll put my hand up and say I've never actually seen Monster's Ball so can't actually comment on that. Brokeback Mountain was another good performance but I don't totally love that film. Hanging around with a bunch of lads definitely dimmed my viewing of that movie though, I'll be perfectly honest. Too many Brokeback Mountain jokes prior to my first viewing made it impossible for me to watch without laughing...which was really annoying! Candy and I'm Not There are other good examples of excellent Heath performances prior to The Dark Knight but I didn't see either of them until after The Dark Knight! So anyhoo, even though I was warming to him more and more, I was still incredibly sceptical and didn't think he could pull off the part of The Joker!
So now that I have explained my thoughts on Heath and how I was oh so happily proved wrong, here is my problem with Anne Hathaway being cast as Catwoman. As a girlie, Catwoman is a very important character, I want to see her done right...so badly! What actually incited this blog was the fact that I was watching Batman Returns last night and posted to Facebook that Michelle Pfeiffer WAS Catwoman and that I thought she was perfect. Which I do. Now I have conversed with people before about how we all thought the same when The Joker was cast and that how Christopher Nolan is brilliant and we totally trust him. Now the thing is...I do trust him...110%...with male characters! With female characters he's not so shit hot, as the Rachel character proved with Batman Begins. But still...I'm keeping my hopes up. Even if it doesn't seem like I am. Now obviously his Batman lives more in the real world, that's almost what makes it so good. Tim Burton's Catwoman wouldn't work so well in a Nolan film, I am perfectly aware of that! In all fairness, I would rather that Nolan hadn't went with Catwoman at all. If I had to choose a female villain I would have went with Harley Quinn.
But for whatever reason, he has went with Catwoman, a reason that is more than likely down to studio pressure. When Anne Hathaway was cast as Catwoman, both myself and pretty much every other female nerd I know expressed a massive bleugh reaction! She has never been one to stand out as an actress to me, and with the exception of the fact that I love her wonderfully pale skin...that's pretty much where it ends for me in any kind of liking towards her. BUT...I still kept telling myself that Nolan knows what he's doing, we're all going to be eating our words in no time...just wait till we get the first pics of her. And then we get THIS -