Michael Caine and Christopher Nolan have become each others' good luck charms. The pair have collaborated on five films since 2005 -- "Batman Begins," "The Prestige," "The Dark Knight," "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" -- with another outing apparently on the way in the near future. To think, it all began when Nolan, a neighbor of Caine's, arrived at the actor's house with an offer to play Batman's butler.
"I thought that wasn't a very good part," Caine told HuffPost Entertainment in a recent interview. "I'll be saying, 'Dinner is served' and, 'Would you like a coffee?'"
As it turns out, the character of Alfred was anything but a mere butler: Over the course of three Batman films, he acted as father figure and moral compass for Bruce Wayne. In the "Dark Knight Rises," Alfred is the only person looking out for Wayne's survival.
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