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This Batman megafan calls himself "a bit of a geek," but everyone else calls him senator – as in U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a veteran Democratic lawmaker.The 77-year-old Leahy is such a fan of the Caped Crusader that he has made cameo appearances in five Batman movies, including "Batman Forever" (1995), Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" (2008), and most recently in "Batman vs. Superman" (2016).In an interview in his office on Capitol Hill, Leahy explained how he discovered Batman's adventures at the age of 5 at a library in Montpelier, in his native state of Vermont, which he represents in the Senate.His hero was created in 1939, just one year before the future senator was born. Leahy is actually a serious comic book fan and collector.Encyclopedic knowledge In 1992, managers at DC Comics, which publishes the Batman books, asked Leahy to write the foreword to a special collection of the first four Batman comic books.Leahy had introduced himself as "Patrick of Vermont," so the Australian-born Ledger had no idea who he was throwing around.Actor Michael Caine, who was also in the movie, only told Ledger after the film was wrapped. If Leahy could be anyone in the comic book world, he said that he'd be Batman's billionaire alter ego.
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