In the lead up to the big premiere of The Dark Knight Rises later in the week, director Christopher Nolan arrived at the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood earlier today to have his hand and footprints immortalized in cement outside the iconic theater. He is the 211th person to have such an honor bestowed upon him.

After an opening ceremony speech by Christopher Nolan, the director was joined by cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, who all cheered on their boss as he signed his name in fresh concrete to be forever remembered on Hollywood Blvd. Check out some of the photos from the event!

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