Multiple Choice Vote for your favorite Batman and Bruce Wayne

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by EmoBorg, Jul 11, 2013.


Vote for the Actor who you think played Batman and Bruce Wayne well

  1. Christian Bale as Batman

    19 vote(s)
  2. Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne

    21 vote(s)
  3. Val Kilmer as Batman

    5 vote(s)
  4. Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne

    3 vote(s)
  5. George Clooney as Batman

    1 vote(s)
  6. George Clooney as Bruce Wayne

    7 vote(s)
  7. Michael Keaton as Batman

    25 vote(s)
  8. Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne

    24 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 2, 2012
    in the 10 dimensions of reality
    I voted for Michael Keaton in both category. He is a class act all the way. Christian Bale is my second choice as Bruce Wayne and Val Kilmer is my second choice Batman.
  2. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2013
    Right here buddy.
    Kevin Conroy would have been my only choice but out of the choices; Christian Bale had the most realistic Batman. George Clooney could have been the best Bruce Wayne if not for the script. Michael Keaton also won my Batman vote regardless that he's the only batman that killed people.
  3. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    The Great Wide Somewhere
    Conroy will get my vote every time.
  4. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 10, 2010
    Bale's Batman killed:

    * Ra's al Ghul ( hairsplitting aside )
    * Harvey Dent
    * Talia ( essentially ) and the truck driver
  5. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    The Great Wide Somewhere
    There is an argument to be had there, but I'm not going to be the one to have it.
  6. AviTrek

    AviTrek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 31, 2006
    I would vote Conroy for Batman and Bale as Bruce Wayne, but I'm not voting because Conroy wasn't included.
  7. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 19, 2008
    Planet Carcazed
    Personally, I don't like Bale as Batman or Bruce Wayne. I don't get the appeal.

    Keaton was great, Kilmer was ok. Clooney might have been great, but the film was so bad it's hard to see how. (Chris O'Donnell was pretty good as Robin in both films.)

    I agree that Conroy's voice defines Batman as a character, but he wouldn't work onscreen. So that eliminates him.

    Considering all that, I still have to go with Kevin Porter as the best onscreen Batman I've ever seen. Check out City of Scars. The writing is just ok, and some of the acting is barely passable, but Porter IS Batman.


    (FYI, I'm not affiliated in any way with Bat In The Sun Productions. Just a fan.)
  8. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    Ra's I agree, Harvey and Talia are different. Batman tackled Harvey Dent to prevent him from killing a child it just so happened that tackle resulted in Harvey falling off Unguarded Contstruction Site 272-A and supposedly dying. (Argument "could" be made he could have survived and his "death" was part of the cover-up.)

    Talia is sort of in the same route, she died by the circumstances she was in, it was a crash in which she suffered fatal injuries.

    Talia and Dent weren't "active kills" they were attacks or actions that resulted in a death. It sucks, sure, but it's a whole lot different that what happened Ra's. In that case Batman made a CHOICE to kill someone, or let them get lead into a death. Ra's was incapacitated by and large and his plan was going to fail. Batman had won, all he had to do was take Ra's out of the train with him and let the police take it from there. "I won't kill you, but I won't save you" is a shitty cop out. Batman made a CHOICE there to kill someone. It wasn't a "kill or be killed/let someone else be killed" situation it wasn't a situation where quick action needed to take place that happened to result in a death. This was Batman ELECTING to kill someone, or have them die. That's very, very, different.
  9. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored KNEEL BEFORE RODD! Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Incinerating You With Gene's Vision
    If we count events from slightly before he officially became Batman, Bruce also killed the Ras decoy and a buttload of ninjas in the League of Shadows' mountain lair. It's another one of those situations where it was in self-defense/defense of others, and I don't have any problem with his actions, but just throwing it out there as another example.
  10. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 10, 2010
    That's still killing him, though, which was my point. When you tackle someone off the edge of a construction site at that height and they're completely unprotected in any way, you're making the choice to potentially kill them.

    The Joker even says outright in the film that he expects to see Batman break his "one rule", and the end of the film pays this off.

    That argument was on dubious ground to begin with, and with the release of TDKR it was fully extinct. Much like Harvey.

    So she died from bad driving? And I take it the truck driver died from heart failure, as opposed to the explosive rounds being fired in his general direction?
  11. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    Christian Bale did a fantastic job playing both public and private Bruce Wayne and I especially loved his moments of clear and focused devotion to the cause. He's my favorite Bruce Wayne and Michael Keaton is my favorite Batman. Keaton had the style, skill and panache I expect from a modern-day Batman.
  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    Hated Keaton's performance as Wayne and the way Wayne was written in Batman.
  13. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 22, 2010
    to your immediate right
    Yep. No Kevin Conroy = no poll credibility.
  14. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    From this list: Michael Keaton.

    Too bad you didn't include Kevin Conroy...
  15. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

    Feb 5, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    Based on the poll my choices would be Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and Val Kilmer as Batman. My real world preference is Kevin Conroy as Batman and Bruce Wayne.