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Dark Knight Rises Features Former IB Actor Matthew Modine

Modine will play a role in one of the most anticipated movies of 2012. The movie's trailer set records half a year before it is scheduled to be released.

In 1975 Matthew Modine starred in several productions with the Mar Vista Thespian Troupe while attending high school in Imperial Beach.

He was George Gibbs in Our Town, Speed in The Odd Couple and performed bathroom and movie scenes in pantomine.

Now, as an adult, he will play a character in the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, possibly the most anticipated movie of 2012. Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Christian Bale and other stars will also be in the movie.

Even the release of the movie's trailer set records.

When the movie's trailer was officially released Dec. 19 of last year, it shattered all previous records for trailer views on iTunes with 12.5 million views within a 24-hour period, according to the LA Times.

On YouTube, as of today, the movie's two official trailers have tallied more than 15 million views.

The movie is scheduled to hit theatres this summer.

Before the new Batman movie comes out this summer, Modine will star alongside Eva Mendes in Girl in Progress, due out April 27.

Throughout his careeer, Modine has also starred in Full Metal Jacket, Any Given Sunday, the Showtime series Weeds, and dozens of other films and performances since the early 1980s. He has also written books and directed his own films.

'Too Big to Fail,' which came out last year and was about the 2008 financial crisis, received 11 Emmy nominations.

To learn more about Modine's career and works, visit his website.
Mitchell D. McKay January 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Ummmm...I think you missed, what I think anyways, were two of his best motion picture highlights - as Capt Dennis Dearborn in "Memphis Belle" circa 1990 and as Louden Swain in "Vision Quest" in 1985 - that was the Matt Modine I remember from the green and gold halls of Mar Vista High. And his TV role in "What the Deaf Man Heard" was excellent too!
Khari Johnson January 19, 2012 at 09:26 PM
These are definitely career highlights too, but he has been in dozens of movies and we could only list a few.
Jeri Jacquin August 14, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Oh my goodness...if you look up and two over, that's my brother James Mims!!

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