Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The first actor to portray "Batman" was Lewis Wilson in 1943. The comic hero had been around for just four years
The second to play the masked hero was Robert Lowery in 1949 in The New Adventures of Batman & Robin.
Then came actor Adam West, who starred in the 1966 installment of Batman along with the tongue-in-cheek series that followed.
Michael Keaton played Batman twice, in the action films Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
Val Kilmer played the caped crusader in Batman Forever (1995)
George Clooney portrayed him in Batman & Robin (1997).
Most recently, Christian Bale took on the role, in Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).