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View Poll Results: What actor did your favorite portrayal of Batman?
Adam West 1 2.78%
Michael Keaton 17 47.22%
Val Kilmer 0 0%
George Clooney 1 2.78%
Christian Bale 17 47.22%
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:44 PM   #76
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People have different definitions of "good shape". Keaton needed an additional 50lbs or so of muscle to effectively play Batman. His acting was great, but he was far, far too skinny.
He was skinny so he could fit in the suit. Otherwise they would have hired someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger (who was considered for the role as well as Robocop).

That's why Christian Bale looked so fat in the suit in Batman Begins.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:52 AM   #77
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Christian Bale - Live Action


Kevin Conroy - Animation, Movies, Games & Comics

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:34 AM   #78
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^ That's such an awesome picture of Bale.

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Old 06-21-2014, 08:22 AM   #79
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:28 AM   #80
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Keaton most definitely. I liked his Wayne and his Batman was perfect in my opinion.

Bale was a great Bruce Wayne, but his Batman was the lamest thing in his own movies. The weakest aspect of TDK is Batman himself.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:11 AM   #81
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People have different definitions of "good shape". Keaton needed an additional 50lbs or so of muscle to effectively play Batman. His acting was great, but he was far, far too skinny.
The whole point of Keaton being cast as Batman, and Tim Burton's version of Batman, is that he is not some super-ripped, huge guy. That's why he puts on the Batsuit, to scare people. If he was built like Arnie, he could just put on a hockey mask.

Burton has said this himself many times.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #82
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That is very silly reasoning by Mr Burton. The Batman suit is not there to make him look super ripped. Bruce is already a muscular guy from his years of training. It's not enough for Batman to just look like he can beat someone up. He wears it to make himself look like a scary creature of the night. To appear like something more terrifying than a man.

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Old 06-21-2014, 11:36 AM   #83
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We've yet to see the definative Batman but Bale is a really great Bruce Wayne.

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #84
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Why is this poll closed, I want to vote for Keaton!!!! Re-Open!

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:56 PM   #85
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We've yet to see the definative Batman but Bale is a really great Bruce Wayne.
If we include animation, Kevin Conroy is the definative Bruce/Batman for me.

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The whole point of Keaton being cast as Batman, and Tim Burton's version of Batman, is that he is not some super-ripped, huge guy. That's why he puts on the Batsuit, to scare people. If he was built like Arnie, he could just put on a hockey mask.

Burton has said this himself many times.
Outside of a few artists here and there that exaggerate his body proportions, Batman very rarely "looks like Arnie". Bale didn't "look like Arnie" either.

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