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Top 5 actors who played BatmanMany men have donned the cape and cowl, but only one is the best Batman ever.
Today, we're counting down the top five actors who have played Batman. You know what, I'm in a ranking mood, we're gonna make this to top seven actors who played Batman. Number 7 is George Clooney, this wasn't his fault. He played the great tough guy, check out from dusk till down. The blame falls on director Joel Schumacher. Number six is Val Kilmer. Kilmer was an okay departure from Michael Keaton's run as Batman. Why's he number six? The blame falls on director Michael Schumacher. Now, let's get to the top five. At number five is Ben Affleck. Okay, the movie is not even out yet, but I'm ranking Ben Affleck higher on this list Than both Clooney and Kilmer. Affleck's delivery of line as Batman in the Batman versus Superman thrillers, is way better than anything Kilmer or Clooney ever did as bat people. Will the movie be any good? I don't know. At number 4 is Adam West, the 60's Batman series might have been really really hokey. But West did his best to deliver some really goofy lines as seriously as possible. Sure the series reduced Batman to a joke. But West managed to the less silly than George Clooney, he did. At number 3 is Michael Keaton, Tim Burton's casting of Michael Keaton as Batman was controversial at the time, how was Bettlejuice gonna be the Batman and you know what, he was really really good, he might have been a better Bruce Wayne than Batman, his Bruce Wayne is a tiny bit unhinged As he should be. Wayne is the man who dresses as a bat and fights crime. He is unhinged. At number two Christian Bale. This guy can act. he was an excellent Bruce Wayne. He was an excellent Batman with his gruffed bat voice a little over the top. sure but again this is a man who dresses as a giant bat. When Bale was back man and all you saw was Batman Bale and the Bruce Wayne character disappears. He is a tough act to follow. And the number one actor to play Batman is Kevin Conroy. You might know his name or his face but you know his voice. Kevin Conroy's the voice of Batman in animated shows like Batman the animated series, Justice League and others. Conroy says the people behind Batman, the Animated Series, auditioned over 500 people before he gave it a try. It was also Conroy's idea to use two distinct voices for Bruce Wayne and Batman, because since Bruce Wayne is so rich and famous. People would recognize his voice. And so the Kevin Conroy legend grows. Don't agree with this video? Let me know in the comments or argue with me on twitter. I'm at iyaz. I'm always up for some verbal fist a cuffs. For more top fives, visit top5cnet.com.