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  • Best Art Direction
  • Tim Burton directed this blockbuster debut of the long-running Batman film franchise.

    After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. But his long-time nemesis, The Joker (Jack Nicholson in a memorable performance), has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City.

    The Joker's greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger). But Batman is there to counter the Joker's every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail?

    Michael Keaton Batman/Bruce Wayne
    Jack Nicholson Joker/Jack Napier
    Kim Basinger Vicki Vale
    Robert Wuhl Alexander Knox
    Pat Hingle Commissioner Gordon