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Harry’s debut ‘like Heath’s supervillain’
HOLLYWOOD director Christopher Nolan has compared Harry Styles’s acting debut to Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as The Joker.
Nolan cast the One Direction crooner in his new movie Dunkirk and reckons that he was the only man for the job.
Harry, 23, from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, plays British soldier Alex in the First World War blockbuster, which follows the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British and allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk.
Nolan, 46, said: “When I cast Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, it raised a lot of eyebrows and caused a lot of comment.
“I have to trust my instincts, and Harry was perfect for this part.
“I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was.
“I mean, my daughter had talked about him, my kids talked about him, but I wasn’t really that aware of it.
“So the truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table.”
Starring alongside Harry are acting heavyweights Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Sir Mark Rylance as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead, who bagged the lead role of Tommy.
Dunkirk is due to be released in cinemas on July 21st.
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