Re: Choose Your Batman 2.0
I would agree, Bale was consistently one of the strongest aspects of the trilogy. Bruce/Batman is an extremely difficult part to play, because you have to connote an indomitable strength and an acute emotional frailty at the same time, while also being able to convincingly portray personas within personas that are to be treated as factual by the other characters but as counter-factual by the audience.
I can think of very few actors who are up to the task and, currently, none who I believe would do a better job than Bale. If Bale's performance is being used as some kind of argument against casting a non-American actor as Batman, then that argument seems deeply flawed.
Difficult, difficult, lemon-difficult.