Friday, August 15, 2008

Billy Dee Williams was paid to not be Two-Face in 1995's Batman Forever

I'd completely forgotten, but Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in the Tim Burton/Michael Keaton version of Batman, with the plan being that he'd eventually play the villainous Two-Face. But once Joel Shumacher took over, the decision was made to cast Tommy Lee Jones instead. So Billy Dee was paid a sum of money to go away. Link.

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