I had the opportunity to view a screening of the blockbuster film, “The Dark Knight” on the Warner Brothers studio lot in Burbank last night.Â It’s easily the best flick of the summer (including “Iron Man” and Wall-E”), and if your a parent with a Batman fan under the age of 9, do not send your kid to see this.Â Dark and scary. And Heath Ledger’s performance (paging Oscar)Â will haunt your dreams in the weeks ahead.
There was a surprising political cameo in the film. It occurs during a scene when the Joker invades Bruce Wayne’s Penthouse political fundraiser for Harvey Dent.Â The Joker flashes a knife towards an older gentlemen who says “we’re not afraid of punks like you.”
The identity of the gentleman after the jump.
US Senator Pat Leahy, showing the Joker a little backbone.
Seriously, go see this, but leave the little ones at home.