Originally Posted by GothamAlleys
I think the closest to being a match with Kilmer is Infantino's 60s Batman.
Btw, heres an example from top of my head from the 70s. Batman was pretty much like Bale is in Nolan's movies since the 70s. This is from 1971's Brave and the Bold #93
The stuff you are referencing here is mostly from Denny O'Neil. He was the writer who was into that (as someone put it) "thuganomics" stuff - the (unnecessary) violence like knocking out Talia with a bare fist or using lethal force against animals and the "hard boiled detective" talk. Although Denny O'Neil's Batman was really just playing the role of the hard-ass, it's not like he was shown to be truly like that.
Writers like Robbins, Haney, Wein and especially David V. Reed rarely let Batman do this stuff and more often went the "plot" thing, you know, letting Batman actually figuring out something by detective work instead of intimidation.