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Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson

Jeremy Irons [7]

Born:September 19, 1948 (73)
Filmography Rating:7.45 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.40 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.97 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:58.92%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Lion King [1994](46) => Scar  (voice)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance [1995](47) => Simon Gruber
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016](68) => Alfred
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut [2016](68) => Alfred
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016](68) => Alfred
Justice League [2017](69) => Alfred
Zack Snyder's Justice League [2021](73) => Alfred

Trivia that mentions this person:
Batman: The Movie [1966]
  • This was the only live-action feature-length [Batman] film in which Alfred is not played by an actor named Michael until 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (with Jeremy Irons). Michael Gough played the part in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. Michael Caine took over for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.
    Die Hard: With a Vengeance [1995]
  • The sex scene between Jeremy Irons and Sam Phillips was added in at the last minute because McTiernan knew that the film would get an R rating and he might as well put a sex scene in.
  • When posing as a city engineer, Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) uses a heavy American accent to fool his adversaries. The same trick was used by his brother Hans (Alan Rickman) in Die Hard.
  • Jeremy Irons replaced David Thewlis
    Little Shop of Horrors [1986]
  • The bizarre equipment used by sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello has made numerous appearances in other Warner Bros. productions, notably as Jeremy Irons' gynecology tools in Dead Ringers and as the Joker's plastic surgeon's tools in Batman.
    Robots [2005]
  • On the "Map of the Stars' Homes" that Fender tries to sell Rodney, the names of the stars are: Jeremy Irons, Orson Wheels (Orson Welles), Axle Rose ([?] Axl Rose), Britney Gears (Britney Spears), Farrah Faucet ([?] Farrah Fawcett), and M.C. Hammer.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • In earlier drafts, the essential Narrator character from the original stage musical was still part of the story. Before the role was written out of the script, many actors were either considered, in talks, or asked to play the role including Jeremy Irons, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, James Earl Jones, John Cleese, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, and Alan Rickman. There were even rumors about giving this role to a female such as Julie Andrews or Angela Lansbury who are both Disney favorites as well as experts on Stephen Sondheim's material.
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016]
  • This film marks the third time that the role of Batman has been played by an Oscar-winner. Ben Affleck won best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting and Best Picture for Argo, Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter, and George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, as well as Best Picture for Argo, along with Affleck. This is also the second time an Oscar winner has played Bruce Wayne/Batman's butler, Alfred. Jeremy Irons won Best Actor for [?] Reversal of Fortune and Michael Caine won two Best Supporting Actors for The Cider House Rules and Hannah and Her Sisters.
    The LEGO Batman Movie [2017]
  • Ralph Fiennes is the third Academy Award-nominated British actor to play the character Alfred Pennyworth. The others are Michael Caine in the Dark Knight trilogy and Jeremy Irons in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fiennes had also previously been shortlisted to play Batman in Batman Forever.
    The Lion King [1994]
  • The animators were so impressed with Jeremy Irons's performance that they worked Irons' features into Scar's face.
  • Jim Cummings (voice of Ed the Hyena in this film) had to fill in for Jeremy Irons for the finale of "Be Prepared." Irons threw out his voice after performing the line, "you won't get a sniff without me!" The rest of his recording didn't sound powerful enough.
    Justice League [2017]
  • In one scene, Alfred (Jeremy Irons) says to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), "One misses the days when one's biggest concerns were exploding wind-up penguins." This is a reference to Batman Returns, where Batman (Michael Keaton) goes up against Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the Penguin (Danny DeVito) who had an army of penguins wearing exploding rockets with a plot to destroy Gotham City. The composer of Justice League, Danny Elfman, also composed the original Batman & Batman Returns musical scores and he utilizes parts of them in this film.