Who are the best actors who played Batman?

With Robert Pattinson chartered to take on the new moniker of Bruce Wayne, we're sure some of can't help but wonder whether he's going to give justice to the role or not. After all, the dark knight is one of the hardest superheroes to portray. Why don't we look back on the best actors who played Batman?

  1. #1

    Christian Bale

    Known for his prowess in method acting, Christian Bale is an award-winning English actor who has been netting roles since the age of eight. He is widely recognized for playing Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.

    18votes
    • César BautistaWritten on September 11, 2019
      CB
      "Undeniably the best and most renowned Batman out there. Also, his rendition of the Batman was too accurate and the fact that the TDK trilogy was so well-made certainly added spice in the mix."
  2. #2

    Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. He has two Academy Awards: one for Argo (2013, Best Motion Picture) and another for Good Will Hunting (1998, Best Screenplay). He is known for Armageddon, Gone Girl, Justice League, and Pearl Harbor.

    15votes
    • Teresa HoffmanWritten on September 11, 2019
      TH
      "I expected the worst and I cam out of the theater pleasantly surprised when I saw the latest actor for Batman. I'm a pretty young fan and only started in my 20s, but I could tell no one really had serious contesting opinions about it."
  3. #3

    Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton is an actor, director, and producer. He rose to prominence for his roles in All's Fair and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour. His career eventually went to the stratosphere when he played Batman in Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.

    7votes
    • Jorge Luis ParedesWritten on September 11, 2019
      JL
      "Keaton's Batman was damn near perfection had it not been for the overwhelming campy-ness of it all. He's the Batman of MY time!"
  1. #4

    Adam West

    Known for playing the titular character in ABC's Batman in the 1960s, Adam West was the son of a musician who turned her back to her Hollywood dreams. Following in his mother's footsteps, the actor pursued Hollywood after completing school.

    3votes
    • Marie PerryWritten on September 11, 2019
      MP
      "My top pick, but I gotta say Val Kilmer is a close second.. Idk how people rank the worst to best Batmen have the GALL to put Adam West anywhere outside of the top 4, really."
  2. #5

    George Clooney

    George Clooney is an actor, director, producer, and filmmaker. With a multitude of accolades under his belt, he has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He gained wide recognition for his From Dusk till Dawn in 1996.

    3votes
    • Janice JacksonWritten on September 11, 2019
      JJ
      "This silver fox! He's just the right amount of suave and wounded (the makings of a great Batman).. He was just a tad bit too nipple-showy for me"
  3. #6

    Val Kilmer

    Val Kilmer is one of those actors whose careers began in the stage. He then ventured into the big screens and became famous for his appearances in a number of films: Top Secret!, Real Genius, Top Gun, Willow, and Tombstone.

    2votes
    • Arjun BoseWritten on September 11, 2019
      AB
      "Did we not get the full potential of Val because of director Schumacher? #Shade I guess we'll never really know.."
  4. #7

    Robert Lowery

    Robert Lowery was an American motion picture, television, and stage actor. His repertoire of works includes more than 70 films such as Come and Get It (1936), The Mark of Zorro (1940), The Mummy's Ghost (1944), and Dangerous Passage (1944).

    1votes
    • Ana María AlarcónWritten on September 11, 2019
      AM
      "The shows during the 40s look great and thanks to my affinity for period pieces, I stumbled upon Lowery's Batman. I was so in love. Sure, other and better Batmen came along, but I love the way Robert told the story of Bruce Wayne."
  5. #8

    Lewis Wilson

    Lewis Wilson was an American actor hailing from New York City. His most notable work was when he played the DC Comics character Batman in the 1943 film serial Batman.

    1votes
    • Lawrence ChapmanWritten on September 11, 2019
      LC
      "Hardcore Batman fans know you gotta start watching from Lewis Wilson. Or atleast you gotta give a try at the very least!"

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1Christian BalePeople 18 Free
2Ben AffleckPeople 15 Free
3Michael KeatonPeople 7 Free
4Adam WestPeople 3 Free
5George ClooneyPeople 3 Free
6Val KilmerPeople 2 Free
7Robert LoweryPeople 1 Free
8Lewis WilsonPeople 1 Free
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