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View Poll Results: Best actor to play Batman?
Michael Keaton 23 31.08%
Val Kilmer 2 2.70%
George Clooney 0 0%
Adam West 3 4.05%
Christian Bale 31 41.89%
Kevin Conroy (The animated series, Arkham Series) 14 18.92%
Diedrich Bader (Brave & the Bold) 0 0%
Anthony Ruivivar (Beware the Batman) 0 0%
Roger Craig Smith (Arkham Origins) 0 0%
Bruce Greenwood (Young Justice, Under the Red Hood) 1 1.35%
Lewis Wilson 0 0%
Robert Lowery 0 0%
Olan Soule 0 0%
Will Friedle (Terry Mcginnis in Batman Beyond) 0 0%
Kevin Mckidd (Thomas Wayne in Flashpoint) 0 0%
Rino Romano (The Batman) 0 0%
Jeremy Sisto (The new frontier) 0 0%
Dave Gazzanna (Mk vs Dc) 0 0%
William Baldwin (Crisis on two earths) 0 0%
Ben Mckenzie (Batman Year One) 0 0%
Peter Weller (The Dark Knight Returns) 0 0%
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #26
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Seriously? How do Keaton and Bale have more votes than Conroy? Keaton and Bale were both good in various aspects of the role, but Kevin Conroy is Batman!
Batman's voice.

The other two put their whole bodies into it.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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Exactly. I've nothing but respect for Conroy. He's the definitive Batman voice, and the writing of his character in BTAS is also definitive. But Conroy himself was just the voice. The other actors brought the whole Batman character to life physically. Both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #28
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Precisely. Conroy is a dead-set Batman legend, but he falls into another category.

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #29
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Christian Bale is the best Bruce Wayne.
Michael Keaton is the best Batman.
Kevin Conroy is the best Batman's voice.

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #30
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Seriously? How do Keaton and Bale have more votes than Conroy? Keaton and Bale were both good in various aspects of the role, but Kevin Conroy is Batman!
According to this poll it would seem the hype of Bale's performance has died down a little bit since the ending of the Nolan trilogy... and Keaton's still holding strong as expected, and frankly, as deserved.

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #31
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Keaton.

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Old 09-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #32
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1. Bale
2. Conroy
3. Keaton
4. Greenwood
5. Kilmer
6. Bader
7. Ruivivar
8. Romano
9. West
10. Craig Smith

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:58 PM   #33
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Conroy is in a completely different ball park, he was only the voice of Batman. It's not even close. An actor's physical communication and facial expressions have a much stronger impact than the talking portion. Christian Bale's Batman voice was terrible.... absolutely terrible yet he was still a pretty damn good Batman. Right?

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #34
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^ Right.


That being said, Michael Keaton.

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #35
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Wrong. I love his voice.

Conroy IS the best voice for Batman, ever. But he shouldn't be considered in any poll that has to do with actors who have physically played Batman.

With that said, there were times when Conroy didn't sound great to me. When Bale or Keaton sounded better. When Conroy was ON, he was untouchable. But he also had a tendency to sound just like Bruce Wayne. Zero separation, and something like that would never work in live-action or if Batman was actually a real thing happening in the world.

Therefore Bale wins for me, with Keaton second.

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Old 09-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #36
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I liked Conroy's voice pre-season 4 of Batman The Animated Series when there was more of a distinction between Batman and Bruce Wayne

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Old 09-25-2013, 04:13 AM   #37
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West is best!

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Wrong. I love his voice.
That's okay and all, but how is your liking for Bale's voice an evidence of someone being wrong?

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #39
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Bale was the better Bruce Wayne. Keaton was the better Batman.
This guy gets it. That voice ruined it for me. I think Keaton wins overall because his Bruce Wayne was still pretty good, and a unique interpretation of the character... very understated. Reminds me a bit of gatsby.

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1. Bale
2. Conroy
3. Keaton
4. Greenwood
5. Kilmer
6. Bader
7. Ruivivar
8. Romano
9. West
10. Craig Smith

You forgot Ben Mckenzie who voiced Bruce/Batman in Year One.

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:41 AM   #42
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Conroy
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:14 AM   #43
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Bale.

But, of course I'd say that.

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That's okay and all, but how is your liking for Bale's voice an evidence of someone being wrong?
You said his voice was terrible, like it was a fact and then asked "right?" And I answered wrong because im in the ballpark who loves the voice. It's all just opinion. A lot of people do come on here and say things like "we all know Bale's voice was awful" so I usually get defensive since ive always loved the voice. I find it suits batman more when it doesn't sound like Bruce Wayne...if that means by giving it a growl...then so be it. As long as Batman lowers his voice and it's hard to figure out who is under the cowl.


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Old 11-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #45
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I liked the batgrowl.

And I like alot more than the batwhisper.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #46
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Very disappointed the Batman from Looney Tunes: Back In Action isn't on this list.

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Michael Keaton is THE Batman.

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I loved Keaton, but I narrowly voted for Bale. Bale's seems like the most concerted effort to bring the comic book character to screen.

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Kevin Conroy is Batman to me. It is the voice I hear in my head when I read Batman.

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Keaton = best Batman
Bale = best Bruce Wayne
Conroy = best voice for Batman/Bruce

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