5. Val Kilmer

In 1995, Val Kilmer alternated Michael Keaton for Batman in Batman Forever. The movie was successful in terms of sales with 52,8 million USD in the US within the first week. However, Val’s role got many criticisms from experts. The movie got only 39% positive evaluation.  . Rolling Stone wrote that Val Kilmer did not know how to act in Batman character.

6. George Clooney

In 1997, film director Joel Schumacher chose George Clooney to alternate Val Kilmer in Batman & Robin, phần nối tiếp của Batman Forever. The movie gained about 238 million USD, the lowest income in Batman versions of Warner Bros. Many magazines such as Empire, Business Times ranked the movie into list of the worst movies. After Batman & Robin, Warner Bros stopped producing series of Batman. Although both movie and character were disrespected, George Clooney increased his career after that with many blockbusters such as Out of Sight, Three Kings, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and became top actor at Hollywood.

 

7. Christian Bale

In 2005, Warner Bros continued producing movies about Batman. Christian Bale played main role in three movies of this series including Batman Begin (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) và  The Dark Knight Rises (2012). To get the role, Christian had to rose nearly 30 kilograms within a year to be suitable with the character. He used to be a slim engineer suffering from insomnia in The Machinist (2004). Batman of Christian left impression thanks to unique voice.These movies were successful in terms of sale and got many compliments from professionals. Two parts of The Dark Knight had sales more than 1 bllion USD, the highest number among products within DC galaxy that period. After Batman, Christian received many successful roles. In 2011, he got Oscar award of “Excellent extra actor” in The Fighter.  He was also nominated for 3 Oscar awards for American Hustle (2013), The Big Shot (2015) and Vice (2018).

8. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was the latest actor playing Batman. In 2016, he played Batman in blockbuster Batman vs Superman. The movie was awarded 4 Golden Raspberry Awards, including “The Worst Combination on Screen” for Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (Superman). Experts evaluated Ben was too tough to act Batman and worse than Christian Bale.

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