Coming out of comic books to the screen, Batman is one of the most famous superheroes with generations of actors in charge. There are Batmans who impress with the intricate portraits they portray. Others make the audience unable to forget because of the “100-point visual”, which is both pompous as a billionaire and exudes the strong and mysterious aura of a superhero.
1. George Clooney (1997)
Batman And Robin may not be the first Batman movie that fans think of when introducing it, but George Clooney’s performance is certainly not to be missed. Playing the role of Bruce Wayne, Clooney brings the charm of a tycoon.
Before transforming into Batman, the actor was no stranger to his elegant and charming character. The star who was once called the person with the closest face to the golden ratio in the world always knows how to be at the heart of the story, and those are exactly the factors that help Wayne get whatever he wants.
In addition, when dressed in black, Clooney’s Batman can also become as scary as any version ever on screen.
2. Christian Bale (2005-2012)
Christian Bale’s “chameleon” has a lifetime role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. In the words of the filmmaker, the British star “has the balance of light and dark that we were looking for”.
To prepare for the role, Bale gained weight to make up for the muscle mass he lost after his role in The Machinist. Along with martial arts exercises, physical training and strength, the actor has reached a weight of 100kg with a statue-like body in the scenes the audience was fortunate to admire.
In addition to his well-groomed looks, Christian Bale’s undeniable acting and ability to live with the character make him one of the best Batman. While Bruce Wayne is an arrogant, pompous billionaire, Bale’s Batman is engulfed in the darkness of anger, a desire for revenge. The actor even practiced to have two different tones.
3. Ben Affleck (2016 – 2020)
Writer and comic book artist Frank Miller shared that Ben Affleck’s Batman follows the spirit of his pen: it is a portrait of a Dark Knight who has passed his youth, a middle-aged man who has gone through too many battles. battle and pain to become calloused and barren.
Batman in this period is responsible for finding and gathering the members of the Justice League, but is also sure that he has the necessary things to control or destroy them if necessary. Affleck instills in the character a fatigue and heavy fatalism we haven’t seen in Batman on-screen before, and his Bruce Wayne, while a little more likable, is still fierce. still there. The scene where the character trains to the extreme to push his limits, even though he’s just an ordinary person, says a lot about the character and the actor who plays it.
4. Robert Pattinson (2022)
Plastic surgeon Julian De Silva, famous for his facial proportion calculations, once voted for Robert Pattinson, named Twilight star possessing the most handsome face in the world. That was enough for fans to look forward to Pattinson’s performance as Batman of the upcoming blockbuster of the same name.
This is going to be an interesting Batman because not only is Bruce Wayne in THE BATMAN younger, so he’s also explosive and emotional. In addition, the fact that Robert Pattinson does not “fit” like his seniors shows a new direction in character building, focusing on depicting complex psychological depth and finding his own way in a crowded Batman universe. Island.
In an interview with MovieMaker, director Matt Reeves (who is behind the success of Rise of the Monkeys) said he wrote the screenplay for THE BATMAN based on a portrait of Robert Pattinson. The journey of rising from a handsome guy in blockbuster movies (Twilight, Harry Potter…) to choosing bold artistic roles (Life, High Life, The Lighthouse, The King…) is a turning point. His spectacular escape from the label of handsome screen.
That has made a big impression on not only fans but also director Matt Reeves, making him single out that this star will follow in the footsteps of Michael Keaton or Christian Bale.
BATMAN – Original English title: THE BATMAN – Officially released from 04.03.2022 with 2D, IMAX, Screen X and 4DX formats.