Top Ten Best Batman Actors

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1
Christian Bale (Batman Begins/The Dark Knight)
Delivers both batman and bruce wayne in a single great package. Keaton took away a lot of charisma from bruce wayne.
Christian bale just makes me want to watch more batman movies; probably because he makes it all seem so convincing and un-corny.
Bale because he puts character to batman. He played bruce and batman well. And the voice, goodness people, I think it's just right that he would change his voice as batman. Other batman movies even batman anime bruce and batman just have the same voice which is just wrong. Changing the voice makes sense if you want to hide your real identity.
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2Micheal Keaton (Batman/Batman Returns)
This is where we need to differentiate between Batman and Bruce Wayne. Bale was a great Bruce, but Keaton IS Batman. The violence of action displayed when dealing with Joker's goons trumps Bale's "I'm a bad-@$$, can't you tell by my gruff voice" act.
Michael Keaton is definitely the greatest Batman actor ever. There is no even competition. I love C. Bale much more than Keaton but we're talking about batman role. Keaton showed real emotions. Just look at his face expressions in Batman or Batman Returns. Ultimate Batman!

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I remember standing in line to get into the movie theater to this the first Michael Keaton Batman. His deliverance of BM was superb and after a couple of the movies, he's replaced? I don't like remakes anyway. It's like making "Dirty Dancing". NEVER will there be anyone to replace Patrick Swayze! Hollywood should remember what brought them the money and actors who made the roles they played stand out. Keaton was great! Jim Carey was good as the Joker, but in that role, Heath Ledger was fantastic. Jim Carey could never be that good!
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3Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series)
Bale is the best live-action batman (in my opinion), but nowhere near Conroy in the voice department. Probably because with animation (and video games) they just need the voice, whereas for a film they need someone who not only sounds like batman, but looks and acts like him too.
Conroy brings batman to life with only his voice, a far greater feet than being in a block buster movie.
He is the voice of Batman. While Bale might come close to the appearance, Conroy's voice is simply Bruce/Batman's voice.
Especially Bale's Batvoice is too much. Frightening, but too much.
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4Adam West (Batman - 1960's)
Adam West didn't use rubber padding and he threw his batrope by hand. He didn't need to shoot it out of gun. Which proves he is the toughest of Batmans. Plus his fights look best because you can see what's going on in full view. His Bruce Wayne is very convincing as a very generous philanthropist. There's just way too many good things to say about Adam West
The Bright Knight will always be #1 in my heart. He's the only actor whoever had any fun playing Batman. Adam West played the role of Bruce Wayne better than any I've ever seen! The show's still enjoyable today
Adam west is the best batman ever no one came close he doesn't act stupid in the movies because he is a smart guy put him #1!
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5Val Kilmer (Batman Forever)
Kilmer had the voice and he's a good actor but the script and director ruined any chance he had of succeeding in the role.
I like this batman better without the nipples because schumacher gayed it up
To me Val Kilmer looked acted and is the best batman ever! I liked the BM forever, JIM Carrey.

6Rino Romano (The Batman)

7Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)

8Olan Soule (Batman/Superman Power Hour)

9George Clooney (Batman & Robin)
Batman & Robin is an awful movie, but I think Clooney's face suited well to Batman's role.

10Diedrich Bader (Batman: Brave And The Bold)

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