RANKED: Every actor who's played Batman, from best to worst

Batman superman comic con 2Warner Bros./’Batman v Superman’Ben Affleck in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (opening March 25) giving us a new look at The Dark Knight with Ben Affleck taking over the character, it’s time to take stock of the best — and the worst — Batmans we’ve seen in movies and TV.

The Batman of the screen has evolved from a witty crime-fighter on TV to a darkly conflicted man in the movies.

Fans of Bruce Wayne aka Batman are extremely loyal to the actor they believe portrayed him best. Any objection is liable┬áto lead to rowdy debates. Who can forget Seth Rogen and Zac Efron arguing the better Batman — Michael Keaton or Christian Bale — in “Neighbours”?

8. George Clooney ('Batman & Robin,' 1997)

Warner Bros.

7. Lewis G. Wilson ('The Batman' TV show, 1943)

Columbia Pictures

6. Robert Lowery ('Batman and Robin' TV show, 1949)

Columbia Pictures

5. Will Arnett ('The Lego Movie,' 2014)

Warner Bros

4. Val Kilmer ('Batman Forever,' 1995)

Warner Bros

3. Adam West ('Batman' TV show, 1966)

20th Century Fox

2. Christian Bale ('Batman Begins,' 2005; 'The Dark Knight,' 2008; 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 2012)

Warner Bros.

1. Michael Keaton ('Batman,' 1989; 'Batman Returns,' 1992)

Warner Bros.

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