With Ben Affleck about to don the Batsuit for the first time in Warner Bros.’ Batman-Superman feature, we look back at the seven actors who’ve played Batman prior to the Oscar-winning actor/director.
Lewis Wilson was the first actor to play Batman in 1943.
Robert Lowery played Batman in 1949
Adam West played Batman on television from 1966-1968.
Michael Keaton played Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s 1989 film and again in 1992’s “Batman Returns.”
Val Kilmer (with Nicole Kidman) played Batman in 1995’s “Batman Forever”
George Clooney picked up the cape in 1997’s “Batman and Robin.”
Christian Bale starred in Christopher Nolan’s rebooted Batman franchise, starting in 2005 with “Batman Begins” and ending in 2012 with “The Dark Knight Rises.”