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Batman Through The Years

See the different faces of the caped crusader since his first appearance in 1939.

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    Lewis Wilson in his role as Batman in the film "Batman" (1939)

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    Robert Lowery was the second actor to play the DC Comics' Batman in 1949.

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    Robert Lowery in his role as Batman in the 1949 "Batman and Robin" 15-part serial.

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    Adam West became the caped crusader in the 1960's.

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    Adam West in his role as Batman in the TV series "Batman" (1966-1968) and "Batman, The Movie" (1966)

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    Michael Keaton is famous for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in 1989 and again in 1992.

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    Michael Keaton in his role as Batman in the film "Batman" (1989)

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    Michael Keaton in his role as Batman in the film "Batman Returns" (1992)

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    When Michael Keaton decided not to return for a third Batman film, Val Kilmer accepted the role in 1995 without even reading the script.

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    Val Kilmer in his role as Batman in the film "Batman Forever" (1995)

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    George Clooney was cast as Batman in 1997, but Clooney said the movie was "a waste of money."

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    George Clooney in his role as Batman in the film "Batman & Robin" (1997)

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    Christian Bale is the actor who has played Batman the most times in feature film.

    For his role in the first movie, Christian Bale won the Saturn Award for Best Actor and the Best Hero Award at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. The sequel set three new box office records, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

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    Christian Bale in his role as Batman in the film "Batman Begins" (2005)

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    Christian Bale in his role as Batman in the film "The Dark Knight" (2008)

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    Christian Bale in his role as Batman in the film "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)

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