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Batman is unique for the simple reason that he has no superhuman powers and is an ordinary human relying on intelligence, money, inventiveness, detective skills, martial arts, and fear to defeat his opponents. Whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from—the blockbuster movies, TV shows, video games, cartoons, or millions of comics—Batman is proof you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.Here is a list of all those great artists who maintained this superhero image throughout the years.

1Lewis Wilson in Batman (1943)

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an American actor from New York City who was most famous for being the first actor to play DC Comics character Batman on screen in the1943 film serial Batman.

2Robert Lowery in Batman and Robin (1949)

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Robert Lowery’s portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Johnny Duncan’s portrayal of Robin/Dick Grayson made matters worse. While Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft gave energetic performances in Batman that at times managed to rise above the serial’s many faults, Lowery and Duncan blandly delivered most of their lines as if they were reading them for the first time

3Adam West in Batman (1966)

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There’s a sense that West is entirely comfortable in his own skin, and his performance is endearingly and delightfully self-deprecating – an exceptionally witty and self-aware portrayal.

4Michael Keaton in Batman (1989)

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Michael Keaton was criticized as a weak choice to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in 1989, but Burton recognized the underlying tension in Keaton, something he saw as crucial to his angst-ridden vision of Batman. Now, free to follow that original concept, Burton and Keaton bring out the neuroses of a man who dresses up as a bat to fight crime

5Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995)

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Val Kilmer, makes a good Batman but not a better one than Michael Keaton, and is just as hamstrung by the straight-man aspects of the role.

6George Clooney in Batman & Robin (1997)

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For B&R, Val Kilmer dropped out as Batman, and was replaced with George Clooney, who at the time was an up-and-coming star, shooting the movie and ER at the same time.

7Christian Bale in Batman Begins (2005)

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As Batman, Bale does look quite creepy, especially close up, his mouth and chin transformed into something bestial - with a growling voice that drops an octave when in character.

8Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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Sure, Ben Affleck has had his ups and downs, but the fact that he never lost sight of his career (or that Hollywood could turn on him at any moment) seems to have paid dividends. It is this level-headedness that he brings to the role of the Dark Knight in a way Christian Bale did not.

9David Mazouz in Gotham (2014)

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David Mazouz delivers a memorable performance as Bruce Wayne, and is definitely the best young actor to ever take on the role. Is he better than Christian Bale, as Gotham creator Bruno Heller suggested? We’ll have to wait and see, but his scenes with Gordon are great.

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