Patrick Leahy To Make Cameo In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will make an appearance in the highly anticipated film “The Dark Knight Rises,” the AP reports.  

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly made the cut in a scene involving Christian Bale, who plays Batman, and Morgan Freeman.  For Leahy, the cameo is a reprisal of sorts.  The senator, an avid Batman fan, appeared in the 2008 phenomenon “The Dark Knight.”  Leahy’s appearance in that movie occurred in a memorable scene during which the Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger, crashes a party.  


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