#1 Posted by DCsuperman0007 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

who was the better lex luther

#2 Posted by Pokeysteve (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

Rosenbaum. Easy. To be fair though, Gene's was pre-crisis and only had three movies of character development where as Mike's was post-crisis and he had 7 seasons worth of development. I say MR because that Lex had his hand in everything, lied about it and then got royally butt hurt when someone lied to him. That is a dude who was just written to be hated.

Hackman's was never a believable threat.

#3 Posted by The Stegman (24652 posts) - - Show Bio

Rosenbaum>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any other live action Lex.

#4 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (4111 posts) - - Show Bio

MR's Lex stomps. He is and will always be my favorite version of Lex. I don't know which actor is playing Lex in the Man of Steel movie but i wish it was MR

#5 Posted by DCsuperman0007 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

i also preferred MR but i have to say hackman was arguably the greatest actor ever on the big screen

#6 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

rosenbaum. soooooooooooo awesome and a totally cool version of a younger Lex. I still imagine his voice while reading Smallville or any other comics with Lex

#7 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4538 posts) - - Show Bio

Rosenbaum, by a large margin.

More so than any other character on Smallville I actually believed that he was embodying the spirit of his comic counterpart, he in my mind will forever be the barometer by which all future live action iterations of Lex Luthor will be judged on.

Hackman while a top tier actor had Luthor coming off as a glorified pool hustler; to me he never sold Luthor as a credible threat, more like a minor annoyance.

#8 Posted by Pokeysteve (8337 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Rosenbaum>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any other live action Lex.

John Shea from Lois and Clark comes close. The is no actor that portrayed his arrogance as well as he did. Living on the top floor of the tallest building in Metropolis so if people want to see him they have to look up.

#9 Posted by dondave (37990 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Rosenbaum ftw

#10 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21971 posts) - - Show Bio

MR was the perfect young lex, i do wish he would have gotten more muscler towards the end of the show, but with how he controls everything and did so much evil and got away and lied bout it was just awesome.