Originally Posted by CConn
Yes, actually. By far.
Everyone gets so concerned about the plastic vinere of the "Playboy Bruce" that they completely overlook the depth and nuance of Keaton's performance. He played the real Bruce.
Not some campy over the top fallacy, but the real, solitary yet inside, psychotic yet innocent Bruce Wayne. And he did it in a way that both made it incredibly believable, as well as inexplicably likeable.
While I disagree, Keaton performance is great, is just that is not something that I prefer. For me, Bale performance nails Bruce Wayne as a whole: the facade, the monster and the real man.