Who is the best Batman?

#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's been on TV and movies for a very long time. Who did the best job playing the Caped Crusader in a live-action film (or series)? 
 
Adam West?  
Michael Keaton? 
Val Kilmer? 
George Clooney? 
Christian Bale?

#2 Posted by Sexy Merc (42072 posts) - - Show Bio

I like that Bruce Wayne guy.

#3 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio

These things pop up all the time, I think Christian Bale did it the best that Kevin Conroy take on the character would not work in live action Christian Bale had the presence of a terrifying Batman Keaton was a suitable Batman for his movies but the plot sucked Clooney and Kilmer were jokes and Adam West is a self parody.

#4 Edited by JCJQLB (2817 posts) - - Show Bio

The new one

#5 Posted by mistersarcastic (324 posts) - - Show Bio

Never saw Adam West's Batman before...i'll totally look it up though, but George Clooney can be dropped from that list >.> Christian Bale takes the cake as Brucey/Batsy. Keaton was pretty good too.

#6 Posted by moshimoshi (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Micheal Keaton all the way, too bad the second movie ruined his career(and batman movies for alot of people)

#7 Posted by Aarimichii (38 posts) - - Show Bio

CHRISTIAN BALE!!! He was spectacular.
#8 Posted by GraphicCasualFreak (221 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian Bale! No contest!

#9 Posted by mbembet (219 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale of course and conroy sucks

#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Keaton was the best Batman.  
 
Bale is the best Bruce Wayne, but the one thing that stops him from being the best Batman is the voice. I don't care if I'm being nit-picky, but his "screaming Batman" voice is extremely distracting and sometimes laughable.  
 
But if we're discussing voice-actors too, Conroy takes the cake. 

#11 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Val Kilmer? He was a horrible Batman. lol 
I think Clooney could have done it better if he was in Nolan's film. Bale doesnt do the part justice. 
Nolanized Batman movies were good, but that Batman voice is just ridiculous.
#12 Posted by tensor (4308 posts) - - Show Bio

bale

#13 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

bale when he's not doing the raspy voice

#14 Posted by -Eclipse- (7588 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you guys insane? Adam West's Batman made me scream like a little girl! He was terrifying!

#15 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10751 posts) - - Show Bio

ADAM WEST!!!!

#16 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam West  lol not
#17 Posted by GreenLantern555 (2218 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian Bale was the perfect Wayne, not the best Batman.

#18 Posted by IAMtheHERO (362 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" I like that Bruce Wayne guy. "
#19 Posted by insoluble (8 posts) - - Show Bio
@IAMtheHERO: @IAMtheHERO said:
" @Sexy Merc said:
" I like that Bruce Wayne guy. "
"
#20 Posted by RedK (2521 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sexy Merc said:
" I like that Bruce Wayne guy. "
he's alright, i suppose, but recently i've liking that Grayson dude
#21 Posted by Sexy Merc (42072 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedK said:
" @Sexy Merc said:
" I like that Bruce Wayne guy. "
he's alright, i suppose, but recently i've liking that Grayson dude "
He's alright.
#22 Posted by A Touch of Class (ATC) (572 posts) - - Show Bio

Toss up between Keaton and Kilmer, for me as far as best Batman. Keaton did the best Batman but was a bad Bruce Wayne. Many people don't appreciate Kilmer's role because Batman:Forever was a ridiculous movie, but he was a very good Wayne and Batman, and he was the first guy to actually do some working out for his role.
 
And Bale is just in better movies. He is awful at portraying Bruce Wayne and even worse as Batman.

#23 Posted by -chapel- (379 posts) - - Show Bio

Micheal Keaton, to me, was spot on playing both Bruce and Bats. His eyebrows are perfect for the character. Those high arches rock for when hes Bruce its like having the bat ears on his face! I kinda did like Kilmer, but only as Batman.
#24 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@A Touch of Class (ATC):  
 
Wow, I didn't think anyone would say Kilmer. I'll have to rewatch that movie (it's been like 10 years since I saw it, lol)
#25 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

Kilmer was my favorite Bruce Wayne.
Keaton was my favorite Batman.

#26 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

 Michael Keaton    

#27 Posted by TheSheepHerder (11960 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton is probably the best Batman to appear on film. Kilmer was bad, but Clooney as Bruce Wayne was worse. Christian Bale, I only saw him in Dark Knight and I didn't like his performance.
 
Though Adam West wins! The two seasons of the 1960s Batman TV series kept me entertained before we had cable.

#28 Posted by gunjin (716 posts) - - Show Bio

1. bale 2. kilmer

#29 Posted by ComicMan24 (147090 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam West -Never saw anything with him
Michael Keaton - He was very good.
Val Kilmer - He was blant.
George Clooney - Not the best time of his career.
Christian Bale - He was good.

#30 Posted by batmanboy11 (198 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Bale the best, because he was both a great Batman and a great Bruce Wayne, whereas Keaton was a good Batman (minus the killing) and not Bruce Wayne, Kilmer did a good Wayne but not a Batman, and Clooney's just plain sucked. And Adam West... I don't want to think about that :P
#31 Posted by SmoothJammin (2333 posts) - - Show Bio
@mbembet said:
"Bale of course and conroy sucks"

@mbembet: 

   
#32 Posted by csimon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam West    
#33 Posted by N7_Normandy (2430 posts) - - Show Bio
@GraphicCasualFreak said:
" Christian Bale! No contest! "
#34 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10751 posts) - - Show Bio

  

  Adam West

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