The Most Famous Batman: A Ranking of the Iconic Actors Who've Donned the Cape

Choose the Batman you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 07:01
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion matters! Calling all Bat-fans, it's time to don the cape and cast your vote in our epic ranking of "Who is the most famous Batman?" With so many iconic portrayals of the Dark Knight over the years, it's up to you to decide who truly defines Gotham's greatest hero. From Adam West's classic camp to Christian Bale's gritty intensity, every Batman has left their mark on the Bat-Signal, but who will rise above the rest? Cast your vote, make your voice heard, and be a part of the ultimate showdown, or suggest a missing option if you feel an unsung hero deserves recognition. Let the Bat-battle begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Batman?

  1. 1
    Christian Bale
    Harald Krichel · CC BY-SA 4.0
    Christian Bale - widely considered one of the best portrayals of Batman in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, which was critically acclaimed and commercially successful.
    Christian Bale in other rankings
  2. 2
    Michael Keaton - played Batman in the 1989 film and its sequel, which were both box office successes and helped to revive the Batman franchise on the big screen.
    Michael Keaton in other rankings
  3. 3
    Adam West
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    Adam West is played Batman in the 1960s television series, which was highly popular at the time and has since become a cult classic.
    Adam West in other rankings
  4. 4
    Kevin Conroy - known for his voice work as Batman in various animated series and video games, including "Batman: The Animated Series" and the "Arkham" series of games.
  5. 5
    Ben Affleck
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    Ben Affleck - played Batman in the DC Extended Universe films "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League."
    Ben Affleck in other rankings
  6. 6
    George Clooney is played Batman in the 1997 film "Batman & Robin," which was a critical and commercial failure.
    The George Clooney smile is a dazzling, confident grin with perfectly aligned teeth and a warm, approachable demeanor. It's signature features include a subtle gap between the two front teeth, prominent canine teeth, and a natural, slightly asymmetrical shape.
    • Tooth Shape: Slightly asymmetrical but natural
    • Tooth Color: Bright white, but not unnaturally so
    • Tooth Size: Proportionate to face and other teeth
    • Tooth Alignment: Straight and even
    • Gap: Small, subtle gap between front two teeth
    George Clooney in other rankings
  7. 7
    Val Kilmer
    Georges Biard · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Val Kilmer is played Batman in the 1995 film "Batman Forever," which was a box office success but received mixed reviews from critics.
  8. 8
    Will Arnett - provided the voice of Batman in the "Lego Batman" film and its sequel.
  9. 9
    Robert Pattinson
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    Robert Pattinson - set to play Batman in the upcoming film "The Batman," which is set for release in 2022.
    Robert Pattinson in other rankings
  10. 10
    David Mazouz
    Gage Skidmore · CC BY-SA 3.0
    David Mazouz is played a young Bruce Wayne/Batman in the television series "Gotham," which ran from 2014 to 2019.

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Ranking factors for famous Batman

  1. Popularity
    How well the actor who portrayed Batman is known and recognized by the general public.
  2. Box office success
    The commercial success of the movies in which the actor portrayed Batman.
  3. Critical success
    How well the performance of the actor was received by critics and fans.
  4. Fan perception
    How much fans appreciated the actor's portrayal of Batman.
  5. Longevity
    The actor's tenure as Batman and the total number of movies in which they have played the role.
  6. Cultural impact
    How much the actor's portrayal of Batman influenced popular culture and the portrayal of future versions of the character.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Batman. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Bat is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 185 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Bat once every 24 hours. The rank of each Bat is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most famous batman

Batman, the iconic superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, has been portrayed by various actors in movies, TV shows, and animations. The character has evolved over the years, but the one thing that remains constant is his popularity. People have been fascinated by the Caped Crusader since his debut in 1939. When it comes to the most famous Batman, there are several contenders. Some might argue that Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s TV show, is the most famous. Others might say that Michael Keaton, who starred in Tim Burton's Batman movies, holds that title. More recent portrayals by Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have also garnered a significant following. The debate over who is the most famous Batman is a heated one, with fans of each actor fiercely defending their choice. At StrawPoll, we've collected thousands of votes on the topic, and the results may surprise you. Regardless of who comes out on top, one thing is for sure - Batman will always be a beloved character, and his many portrayals will continue to captivate audiences for years to come.

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