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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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