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View Poll Results: Who makes the best Batman?
Adam West - Batman: The Movie 6 28.57%
Michael Keaton - Batman, Batman Returns 5 23.81%
Val Kilmer - Batman Forever 1 4.76%
George Clooney - Batman & Robin 1 4.76%
Christian Bale - Batman Begins 8 38.10%
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Who is your favorite Batman?

Which actor (live action) plays the role of the Dark Knight the best? For an added bonus, you could also throw in your favorite Batman film...

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Old 02-13-2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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Michael Keaton followed very closely by Christian Bale.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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Chris Bale, head neck and shoulders above anyone and everyone....

At least he had more than 2 fight moves....
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Chris Bale, Definately.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #5
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No doubt...Christian Bale. Michael Keaton was pretty good in the first Batman and Val Kilmer ad Clooney were just weak as can be. For nostalgia though...you would have to go Adam West.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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Adam West
Movie: Batman
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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Go West young man go West
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:17 AM   #8
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Nice to see some fans of Adam West! hah hah
For me, Michael Keaton will always be the original Batman. The earliest memory I can recall is from Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece, and I didn't see the old series until a few years later.
Christian Bale has done a good job recently, far superior to the others... but Keaton will always be the Harrison Ford of Batman in my eyes.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:40 PM   #9
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I voted for Adam West purely for nostalgic reasons. The old tv series was corny but always entertaining and fun nonetheless.

My favorite Batman movie is Batman Begins.
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:19 PM   #10
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This poll got once more Wested.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:18 PM   #11
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If you didn't limit the poll to live action, Kevin Conroy from Batman: The Animated Series and all its spinoffs gets my vote. Mark Hamill as the Joker rocked too.

But since it is what it is, Christian Bale was great as Batman. Really scary stuff. Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer were good too. In fact, I liked them better as Bruce than Bale as Bruce. Batman and Bruce Wayne are different characters after all. Sort of....

Anywho, West was better than Clooney but still should not be a poll option
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:30 PM   #12
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"West was better than Clooney"

Like that says anything of value!

LOL
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:39 PM   #13
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I was considering including Kevin Conroy... but then I thought since he doesn't do any actual physical acting, and just voice work, he doesn't quite fit in (though the animated series from the early nineties was the greatest thing to watch after school )
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:48 PM   #14
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It has to be West, now with his work for Family Guy, classic stuff
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:42 PM   #15
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I have to say I liked Christian Bale the best as Batman but Batman '89 was definitely the best film.
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Old 02-20-2006, 04:53 AM   #16
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I liked Michael and Chris. They are the best. Can't wait to see the sequel, they plan to make 2 more at least with Chris.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:58 AM   #17
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And your favourite Batmobile?

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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And your favourite Batmobile?


This will sound very typical of me, but I'm all for that totally badass Tumbler:





Still think this is one of the most masterful vehicular chase scenes in a film I've seen...
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #19
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This will sound very typical of me, but I'm all for that totally badass Tumbler:

Still think this is one of the most masterful vehicular chase scenes in a film I've seen...

Very true.

Which is why I don't understand when folks say Nolan can't do action (unless he had someone else do it for him, that is).
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #20
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George Clooney's face and body with Kevin Conroy's voice and intensity and you'll have the actual Batman from the books.
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And your favourite Batmobile?


The two up front... everything else is
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #22
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The two up front... everything else is

And then there's always this Batman and this Batmobile...





http://uk.news.yahoo.com/holy-cow---...er-plates.html
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #23
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Kevin Conroy's my fave.

But in terms of film actors, I like Michael Keaton. He has the right tortured quality to Bruce and even the occasional dry one liner. He also has great chemistry with Michael Gough (Alfred).

And the worst definitely goes to Clooney. Even West had more of a serious side in the campy (but fun to watch) 60s series.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #24
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Kevin Conroy's my fave.

But in terms of film actors, I like Michael Keaton. He has the right tortured quality to Bruce and even the occasional dry one liner. He also has great chemistry with Michael Gough (Alfred).

And the worst definitely goes to Clooney. Even West had more of a serious side in the campy (but fun to watch) 60s series.

And Val Kilmer?


It's very odd, but over on Sideshow Freaks there's a thread titled Who actually liked '95 Batman Forever?

It got a surprising amount of support!

The link isn't working right now as SSF os down.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #25
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And your favourite Batmobile?


The only one I saw in real life, at the car museum in Reno, is the Adam West batmobile. In that lineup, I like the first and the last, with an honorable mention to Tim Burton's first. The Kilmer and Clooney Batmobiles look ridiculous with those big fins.

When I saw the Adam West batmobile, really wanted to take it for a drive around a few blocks in downtown Reno. It's pimpin'.
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