‘Dark Knight’ dude?

Posted by · 4:13 pm · January 3rd, 2009

Okay, every time this Wendy’s “3conomics” commercial runs, I get distracted for a minute because I SWEAR the guy on the left is the lunatic Harvey Dent abducts after the mayor’s funeral service in “The Dark Knight.”  You know, “His name is Shiff.  Thomas.  A paranoid schizophrenic admitted to Arkham. The kind of mind The Joker attracts.”  That guy.  Am I crazy?




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  • 1 1-03-2009 at 4:36 pm

    Jake said...

    Haha! Yes, I saw this commercial the other day and thought the same thing. It is him.

  • 2 1-03-2009 at 4:47 pm

    Josh said...

    Yeah, it’s definitely the same guy, and those ads are hard to watch because he still looks creepy.

  • 3 1-03-2009 at 5:12 pm

    The InSneider said...

    Kris, it is him! His name is David Dastmalchian and I even mention him in my original Dark Knight review! Nice eye, kid.

  • 4 1-03-2009 at 6:01 pm

    James said...

    Yea, it is him. Funny.

  • 5 1-03-2009 at 6:15 pm

    Chase Kahn said...

    I was half-watching ‘Knight’ with family over Christmas and when he came up on screen, I knowingly said, “It’s the Wendy’s guy!” — No one got it…

  • 6 1-03-2009 at 6:32 pm

    Mark Kratina said...

    YES! I told my wife that yesterday when it played. So, does a Wendy’s commercial denote a career upswing after TDK or, due to his performance as a paranoid schizo, is he now relegated to fast-food commercials?

  • 7 1-03-2009 at 8:06 pm

    Michael said...

    He looks strangely similar to the actor who plays Scarecrow, Cilian Murphy. Weird.

  • 8 1-03-2009 at 9:31 pm

    Lane said...

    He definitely look a lot like Cilian Murphy.

  • 9 1-03-2009 at 9:33 pm

    masulsa said...

    Yeah, I was wondering why they hired a guy that looks like Cilian Murphy. I’ve seen other website where stupid people thought that they were the same actor. I did a double take the first time I saw him in the Dark Knight.
    What’s wierd is that Cilian Murphy never became a big star! He was in a few other movies, but haven’t heard from him again.

  • 10 1-03-2009 at 9:38 pm

    Mark Kratina said...

    Really? You think this guy looks like Cilian Murphy? Hmmm…..I’m thinking Mr. Murphy would be offended by that……….

  • 11 1-03-2009 at 11:19 pm

    Jake said...

    There is another actor in The Dark Knight who looks like this guy and Cillian Murphy…he’s on the ferry with the prisoners at the end. I’m pretty sure he’s a cop on the ferry (not one of the national guard).

  • 12 1-03-2009 at 11:54 pm

    Lane said...

    Yeah… he too looks like Mr. Murphy. Why did they cast so many guys that bear a resemblance to him?

  • 13 1-04-2009 at 4:45 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Yeah the guardat the end distracted me a little too, he looked like both of those men. Weird universe Nolan builds.

  • 14 1-04-2009 at 3:16 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    If I had to find a single criticism of the Nolan films, and this applies much more to Begins than Knight, it’s that a lot of the lesser villains and minions look like Eurotrash guys from a Van Damme movie. For instance all of Carmine Falcone’s gangsters.

  • 15 1-04-2009 at 7:18 pm

    Raw Shark said...

    This has been bothering me for ages.

  • 16 1-06-2009 at 8:37 pm

    Lillie Knows NOW! said...

    OMFG! I am so glad I found this, b/c that was really starting to bother me! I just saw the commercial tonight, and as soon as I seen him, I thought I recognized him somewhere. . . Thank you. That would have bothered me for the longest time.

  • 17 1-06-2009 at 8:40 pm

    Lillie Knows NOW! said...

    PS- Thank you GOOGLE

  • 18 1-20-2009 at 7:34 pm

    SS said...

    wow, I have been thinking the same thing! Glad to hear I thought right!

  • 19 1-22-2009 at 3:03 pm

    HC said...

    He was also in a Cingular commercial a few years ago. http://commercial-archive.com/commercials/cingular-father-law-2006-30-usa

    I saw him in an awful show in Chicago during summer of 2006, so now everytime I see him, I have a flashback of a terrible Greek tragedy…

  • 20 8-14-2009 at 10:47 am

    Harley Quinn said...

    thank you so much. this really had been bothering me for a while, and that guy does look like the guy who plays scarecrow. he did a really good job playing that schizo, though.

  • 21 2-10-2011 at 1:24 am

    amy said...

    seriously ? are you guys nuts or what? :( this guy looks like cillian murphy? from which angle may i know ?