Michael Caine returns to the trilogy as Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler. "He's like an extremely human computer," Caine told Newsday about Nolan. "He's very quiet. He knows exactly what he wants, and he lets you get on with it until there's something he wants to add or change. And at that point, it's done away from everyone. He doesn't make a show of being a director or boss. All the great directors are quiet. It's the noisy ones who're no good."