Best Superhero Portrayals In Movies

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The Top Ten

1 Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man 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.

He was basically just being himself

He is undefeated...he is the invincible Iron Man

The best in the world

He is just perfect as IronMan he was born to portray that character - Sa26

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2 Hugh Jackman - Wolverine Hugh Jackman - Wolverine

He makes us believe that the wolverine is real.

Definitely #2.. Nearly one? Jackman really expresses the character with not only skill but also grace. Great job.

All I can say is good luck to whoever plays Wolverine next you got some big shoes to fill.

The first time we see Jackman as Wolverine, Rogue refers to his claws and asks, "Does it hurt? " His response is the entirety of the Wolverine character. "Every time." That's real. That's what distinguishes Jackman as a superhero versus a comic book character. RD Jr., Evans, Stewart, and Sam L are the few that have taken their character portrayals beyond the fantasy of comics and created visceral realities that are not only mesmerizingly extra ordinary, but fantastically relatable. He has played Wolverine for almost 2 decades and his final performance is undoubtedly his best. He is the highlight of the XMen series, a collection of movies that shows the likes of living legends Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. That is a feat worth praising alone. Many have played Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Joker, etc. None can claim complete ownership of Wolverine other than Jackman, and I feel none have the ability to take that from him.

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3 Tobey Maguire - Spider Man 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.

Best webhead ever

4 Christian Bale - Batman

Best Bruce Wayne/Batman portrayal ever so far

He is the best Batman ever his chemistry with Heath ledger was awesome

Should be number 1

He also played in newsies - hollyeb13

5 Scarlet Johansson - Black Widow

Sexy, funny, smart, and badass. No one can do it better than Scarlett.

6 Mark Ruffalo - The Hulk

After 2 terrible portrayals on screen, the hulk finally gets a great actor to play him. Ruffalo nails the Bruce Banner portrayal, a man who has hurt many people and is tired and sick of it.

7 Chris Hemsworth - Thor Chris Hemsworth - Thor

He is the only on who can play thor

Thors fame belongs to him

8 Andrew Garfield - Spider Man Andrew Garfield - Spider Man Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Epsom, Surrey, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions.

Andrew Garfield was a lot better as both Spidey and Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire. Come on, people. Also, the love interest in the movies also shaped him into who he was, and I really connected and felt for the relationship between Gwen and Peter in the Marc Webb movies rather than Mary Jane in the Sam Raimi movies. That took up until Spider-Man 2 to get them together. And Mary Jane was STILL annoying! In the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, Peter barely even got to fully asking Gwen out, and she still accepted him. But anyway, just watch the Amazing Spider-Man 1 again and you'll see what I'm talking about. Andrew Garfield did a much better job for reasons beyond just his relationship with Gwen in that movie, too. He is Peter Parker, as well as Spider-Man.

Best spiderman by far hands down no competition

9 Chris Evans - Captain America 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.

I love him! He's a great superhero. - hollyeb13

10 Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool 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.

This was way better than the Deadpool in x men origins: wolverine

After seeing Deadpool (actually, three times😂), I can forgive him for Green Lantern. - Mercwithamouth

The Contenders

11 Christopher Reeve - Superman
12 Patrick Stewart - Professor X Patrick Stewart - Professor X Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.
13 Jackie Earle Haley - Rorschach

Love this performance so happy its in top 10

He played the mind of a broken man

14 Jeremy Renner - Hawkeye Jeremy Renner - Hawkeye Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor (born 1971) best known for his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
15 Michael Keaton - Batman Michael Keaton - Batman

Should definitely be above Christian Bale. Where Christian Bale tries too hard to be Batman and does that stupid growling voice, Keaton's performance is more believable and talks like a normal human being. Plus Keaton's Batman is not afraid to kill when necessary. Which by the way I always found that whole "Batman doesn't kill people" business to be quite stupid. When Bale tries to kill someone, let alone fight someone, he always has to make a long speech about good and evil.

16 James Marsden - Scott Summers James Marsden - Scott Summers
17 Famke Janssen - Jean Grey Famke Janssen - Jean Grey Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in the Taken film trilogy.
18 Henry Cavill - Superman
19 Ben Affleck - Batman 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.
20 Chris Evans - Johnny Storm Chris Evans - Johnny Storm 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.

Poor Chris Evans. Beaten out by... himself.

21 Ron Perlman - Hellboy
22 Billy Crudup - Dr. Manhattan
23 Tom Holland - Spider-Man 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, the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, and for starring in the 2012 film The Impossible.
24 Chris Pratt - Star Lord
25 Paul Rudd - Ant Man (Scott Lang) Paul Rudd - Ant Man (Scott Lang) Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the British American Drama Academy, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters. He is known for his starring roles in the films ...read more.
26 Chloë Grace Moretz - Hit-Girl Chloë Grace Moretz - Hit-Girl Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.
27 James McAvoy - Professor X
28 Adam West - Batman Adam West - Batman William West Anderson, known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film.
29 Edward Norton - The Hulk
30 Tom Hiddleston - Loki Tom Hiddleston - Loki Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

Oh yeah really amazing 👍 - Lpsgirl

31 Nicolas Cage - Ghost Rider
32 Nicolas Cage - Big Daddy
33 Alan Cumming - Nightcrawler Alan Cumming - Nightcrawler Alan Cumming, is a Scottish-American actor, singer/performer, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays.
34 Margot Robbie - Harley Quinn

She's the best suicide squad member ever!

35 Scott Lang - Ant Man Scott Lang - Ant Man

He was better than paul rudd

36 Kelsey Grammer - The Beast
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Michael Keaton - Batman
2. Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
3. Jackie Earle Haley - Rorschach
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1. Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
2. Chris Hemsworth - Thor
3. Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
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1. Hugh Jackman - Wolverine
2. Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
3. Christopher Reeve - Superman
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