Batman has been the star of various shows and films. In addition to that Batman has been played by several different actors. This list is about my ranking of the live action versions of Batman.

8. George Clooney (Batman and Robin)

Despite how hated the film was I think it's lots of fun. However I'm not a fan of George Clooney's Batman. Since the film was a odd mix of action and comedy it was hard for Mr. Clooney to play Batman well. A lot of critics think that Mr. Clooney wasn't enjoying his role in the film which I agree with. Thankfully he's very kind about it and has even said he was sorry which was very nice of him.

7. Robert Lowery (Batman and Robin Movie Serial)

Adam West is actually the third live action Batman. There were two movie serials that came out in the 1940s. Sadly both movie serials are too outdated to be exciting. Because of that Mr. Lowery didn't get a chance to shine as Batman. Despite the movie serial's outdated qualities it did help Batman become more popular so Mr. Lowery's version of Batman does have some importance despite me not being a fan of the movie serials.

6. Lewis Wilson (Batman Movie Serial)

Lewis Wilson's the first actor that played Batman. His performance was slighty more memorable than Mr. Lowery's Batman even if he does have the disadvantage of being the star of a outdated form of entertainment. Despite that the first movie serial helped a lot of people find out about Batman so Mr. Wilson does play a important role in the Batman franchise.

5. Val Kilmer (Batman Forever)

Val Kilmer's Batman got mixed reception. I think that Mr. Kilmer did a pretty good job as Bruce Wayne and a decent job as Batman. It's not as memorable as some of the other live action versions of Batman, but Mr. Kilmer's performance is underrated.

4. Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns)

Michael Keaton's version of Batman does have some problems. Batman is a muderer in these films and the two films focus too much on the villains. Thankfully Mr. Keaton was cool enough to make his Batman threatening in a cool way. He even manages to have some dark humor.

3. Ben Affleck (DC Extended Universe)

Ben Affleck's version of Batman is very serious despite some weird moments. Thankfully Mr. Affleck is charismatic as Bruce Wayne. He plays the character with enough serious and lighthearted qualities.

2. Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises)

Christopher Nolan's Batman films were full of impressive casting choices. Christian Bale had the honor of being the star of three of the biggest Batman films. He was a very likeable and charming Bruce Wayne as well a inspiring and coolBatman. He had several tasks to accomplish and he managed to do a good job at all of them.

1. Adam West (1966 live action Batman show and film, 1977 animated show)

Adam West was the most well known and loved version of Batman for decades. Mr. West's version of Batman was supposed to be comedic, but he was so loveable and talented that his version of Batman is the most likeable and heartwarming. It's hard not to get happy just from the wholesome and fun loving appeal of Adam West's Batman. In addition to that Mr. West was a huge fan of Batman and was incredibly nice and thankful to his fans. He's my favorite Batman actor, because he was the most heroic, sweet, and fun Batman that I've ever seen.