Best Superhero Movie Actors

The Top Ten
1 Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

(I know I already posted this on another survey, but I feel it needs to be heard by all) RDJ deserves to be higher Batman. I know Batman is Batman, but I feel he is overrated. Sorry fanboys, attack me as you please. Anyway, without RDJ's stellar performance in Iron Man as everybody's favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, we would have WAY less superhero movies, which would suck for a superhero geek like myself. Believe it or not, Iron Man was originally an obscure character. He was better known than Star-Lord, but was definitely not popular. RDJ changed all that with his flawless performances as Iron Man and (in a sense) created a new popular genre. So thank you, RDJ. Not only do I love everything about you, I am grateful for your talent.

Are you kidding? Just because the movies were incredible doesn't mean Christian Bale's acting was. I mean, it was still good, but nothing there was too hard or new or unique.
Robert Downey jr, on the other hand, fits into the role of Tony Stark like a glove. Little things like face twitches, awkward pauses, smart-ass comebacks and sarcastic remarks make him the ultimate portrayal of Iron Man. I don' think any one ever, past, present or future can match up to this

Good actor but not better than Christian Bale.

He actually made it work unlike Bale the fail

2 Christian Bale (Batman) Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

The best actor. His action is in peaks in the dark knight trilogy. No one can replace him in the role of batman

Did a fantastic job showing both sides of the character. Took Batman and superheros to a new level that no one is able to touch.

Easily the best superhero actor even if his voice is harsh, he's been amazing through all 3 movies

Christian Bale is the best batman of our time. He has an epic voice and a strong play. Epic.

3 Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .

Really, people? Christian Bale at #1? He was average at best. I can play Batman better than he did. No I can't, that's a lie, but Michael Keaton definitely beat him in batman. I was almost tempted to go for Robert Downey Jr, But I like X-Men days of Future Past better than Iron man, sue me. Hugh Jackman as wolverine is in maybe top ten casting choices of all time, right alongside Heath Ledger as the Joker and JK Simmons as J Jonah Jameson (Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump probably tops that list, though). I can't put my thoughts into words without spoiling any of the movies, so if you haven't already, go buy them.

Hugh jackman is really looks like a real life wolverine this character is preety cool no one can act as wolverine accept jackman even batman can be acted by christian bale, keaton etc. This wolverine only suitable for jackman. He gives us the exact comic wolverine action in movies

Should be #1. If we're talking about who plays the character best, its Jackman as Wolverine. No question.

Just watch logan. Only actor who got the best actor award for a superhero role.

4 Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire is an American actor and film producer who gained recognition for his film roles in Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, Spider-Man, Seabiscuit, Spider-Man 2, The Good German, Spider-Man 3, Brothers, and The Great Gatsby. He was nominated for the Screen Actors ...read more.

His my childhood hero, he will always be that spider-man, yet his performance may be kind of different to the character in comic series but I don't give a f, I watched him as I grew up, he stopped the train in Spider-man 2, I could not hold my tears even as a child.

His Spider-man and Christian Bale's batman will always be my favorite superhero of all time.

He is the best. In the scene Uncle Ben died, Tobey was amazing

He was much better than Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland.

He is just amazing. Wow.

5 Chris Evans (Captain America) Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

Chris Evans is the best because he plays Captain America AND The Human Torch. Also Captain America is the best superhero.

He is Captain America! He should be number 1!

No one can ever portray cap as Chris does

He makes the character interesting.

6 Christopher Reeve (Superman) Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor who played DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman, for which he won a BAFTA Award.

Christopher Reeve is The King of Kings of Super Hero Movie Portrayals of All Time! And Christopher Reeve is The King of Kings of Superman Portrayals of All Time! He should be at number 1 here not Robert Downey Jr.

The only person who perfectly presented Superman. Lots of these other actors are great, but Reeve really embodied who he was acting as.

Chris sorpases every one on this list hands down he is the best actor ever! '!

How is he number 7 he should be number 1!

7 Chris Hemsworth (Thor) Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. ...read more.

He always does what it takes to look like his character. My family loves him and that is why you should vote for Chris Hesmworth!

He as an the exact body language of Thor. Like Robert Downey Jr. No one can play the role of Thor than Chris hemsworth.myfavourite superhero is also Thor.

Come on he is better than cap. logan and batman and spidey. Should be one'

Because I like thor

8 Heath Ledger (Joker) Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.
9 Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, ...read more.

Hate me as you wish, but I LOVE Green Lantern. I know the movie was bad, but I didn't mind his performance. I am voting for him because I feel this movie was needlessly hated on. And we can't forget about his awesome powers, right?

Funny, Badass, And Bloody Amazing what else can you ask for, and he is Deadpool

Straight badass. Born to play this role.

He's a beast

10 Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.

(Again, I posted this on another list, but whatever, people need to hear it) He is THE Nick Fury. They redesigned him as black, and based his appearance of of Samuel Jackson. That ALONE is cool enough to get him in the top 5. He is older, but he can fight the villains just as well as the Avengers. He created and assembled the Avengers Initative. How much more evidence do I need? Come on people! Vote for Samuel. He should be at least higher than Chris Hemsworth (people probably voted for him thanks to looks)

The Contenders
11 Michael Keaton (Batman)

Best actor and batman of his time.

12 Edward Norton (Hulk) Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.
13 Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, producer, and political activist who made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles.
14 Henry Cavill (Superman) Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo and I Capture the Castle.

He is too good for superman role

15 Tom Holland (Spider-Man) Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the 2012 film The Impossible. He started his career in 2008 when he played the lead role named Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway in ...read more.

Because he is so amazing and hot and is a great actor I love him so much

Omygod he should be way higher and he is fudging awesome in homecoming

He was the best Spider-Man

He is amazingly fit

16 Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.
17 Patrick Stewart (Professor X) Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.
18 Ian McKellen (Magneto) Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.
19 Wesley Snipes (Blade)
20 Ron Perlman (Hellboy)
21 Ben Affleck (Batman) Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
22 Jennifer Garner (Elektra) Jennifer Anne Garner is an American actress and film producer. She made her film debut in the comedy Dude, Where's My Car.
23 Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach)

He deserves to be in the top five. The best and exact superhero portrayal after Christian Bale's Batman, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Henry Cavil's Superman.

Jackie earle haley is Rorschach

24 Ben Affleck (Daredevil) Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
25 Steve Carell (Gru) Steven John Carell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. He is well known for his portrayal of gaffe-prone boss Michael Scott on the American version of The Office, on which he also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director. ...read more.
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