Best Comic Book Character 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.

In Avengers EndGame he gave one of his best performances as Tony Stark/Iron Man - Sa26

He is Tony Stark the greatest Avenger that will ever be in my book. Go Iron Man!

He is Tony Stark Period.
No will be able to replace him - Sa26

The actor was very good not just good magnificent. His role in iron man made me love him so much!

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2 Heath Ledger (The Joker) Heath Ledger (The Joker)

Should be no. 1 - DarkKnight2005

What's even more haunting about his outstanding performance is The Joker literally stole his life forever, which gives me chills to this day, making it unforgettable.

Outstanding performance! One of the best I've seen! - MontyPython

He defined the joker like joker became more popular because of him!

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3 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.

Chris Evan is my favorite actor of all time, it even made me love him more when he played captain america. He was very good at acting weak in the first movie, after that. You could see how he puts emotions in his face, and how his body and voice fits the acting perfectly.

Words can't describe...

He should be on the first people! That guy acted brilliant in the role

I Heard He's Sadly Leaving After Avengers 4 In 2019 - JPK

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4 Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine) Hugh Jackman (Logan/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 .

The actor was so good, in real life he is a guy who is humorous and fun. In the movie he acted so damn good, he act like the angry temper sassy cool guy I love him!

He is my all time favorite

5 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.

The definitive Spider-Man, the only issue was the age difference

Andrew definitely was a good actor, better than toby himself. He was mostly good at the humor!

6 Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy)

Emma was a good actress, a very good one! She made me love gwen when I watch the movie. You just like how sassy she is, and how she stands up and saves peter's ass.

She was absolutely outstanding, the best superhero girlfriend ever. - Tacosarelife

And she is hot

7 Christopher Reeve (Superman)
8 Michael Keaton (Batman) Michael Keaton (Batman)

Also Vulture

Everyone hated the idea that Keaton would play Batman originally. But, he turned out to be one of the greatest character portrayals of a comic-book superhero of all time. He just fit the role so well, he was dark, serious, vengeful, but when he was Bruce Wayne he rocked as the casual, rich ass. I salute you, Keaton. You proved all the naysayers wrong!

9 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.

Great performance in deadpool.

He Was Hilarious In This

Yeah nobody else could ever come close to portraying dp like he did

10 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.

Why is Andrew Garfield higher than Tobey?! Tobey was a much better Spider-Man, really was made for the role.

Yay! He's in 7th place! - TheFourthWorld

I like Tobey's acting in emotion but the body and the tone wasn't so good in the movies

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11 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.

He should be higher. - TheFourthWorld

12 Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman) Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/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.

He did great justice to his character
He was an amazing Bruce Wayne and a very good Batman - Sa26

He is a very good actor himself, it feels like he fit the role perfectly.

Can be perfected

Best actor on this list.

13 J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson)

Amazing! - TheFourthWorld

He Did AMAZING - JPK

14 Jack Nicholson (The Joker)
15 Chris Hemsworth (Thor) Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
16 Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn)
17 Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) 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.

Everyone would've preferred Blunt, but Johansson blew us away anyway

18 Jeremy Irons (Alfred J. Pennyworth)
19 Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach)
20 Chris Pratt (Starlord)
21 Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman) Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman) Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress ...read more.

She Did Great

22 Wesley Snipes (Blade) Wesley Snipes (Blade)

yes

23 Danny Devito (The Penguin) Danny Devito (The Penguin) Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi, which won him a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
24 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.
25 James Spader (Ultron) James Spader (Ultron) James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape, the action science fiction film Stargate, the controversial psychological thriller Crash, the erotic romance Secretary, and the blockbuster superhero film ...read more.
26 Paul Rudd (Giant Man) Paul Rudd (Giant Man) 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.

Giant Man? It's Ant-Man actually. - Anonymousxcxc

Giant man...? - TheFourthWorld

27 Vin Diesel (Groot)

I Am Groot - JPK

28 Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor and former professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler.
29 Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) 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.
30 Tom Hardy (Bane) Tom Hardy (Bane) Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.
31 Tom Holland (SpiderMan) Tom Holland (SpiderMan) 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.

Nailed it! Andrew Garfield needs to get lost!

32 Will Smith (Deadshot)
33 Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award.
34 Rhys Ifans (The Lizard)
35 Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin) Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin) William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. A member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). He is also well known for his performances as Jesus Christ in The Last ...read more.
36 Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus)
37 James Franco (Harry Osborn) James Franco (Harry Osborn) James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks.
38 Zoe Saldana (Gamora) Zoe Saldana (Gamora) Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario (born June 19, 1978) is an American actress and dancer. Following her performances with the theater group Faces, Saldana made her screen debut in a 1999 episode of Law & Order.
39 Jamie Foxx (Electro)
40 Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon) Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: ...read more.
41 Sally Field (Aunt May)
42 Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser)
43 Dane Dehaan (Harry Osborn)
44 Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
45 Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
46 James McAvoy (Professor X)
47 Michael Fassbender (Magneto)
48 Evan Peters (Quicksilver) Evan Peters (Quicksilver) Evan Thomas Peters is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, of which he has been a main cast member since its debut in 2011, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. ...read more.
49 Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch)
50 Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) Anthony Dwane Mackie is an American actor who has been featured in films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldier's Play and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk, for which he won an Obie Award in 2002.
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
2. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
3. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Sa26
1. Heath Ledger (The Joker)
2. Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman)
3. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
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1. Heath Ledger (The Joker)
2. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
3. Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine)
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