The fraternity of actors who have played Batman in TV and movies have varying degrees of dedication to the role.
Michael Keaton, who played Batman in 1989’s Batman and 1991’s Batman Returns, is proud of his stint as Batman.
Recently, Christian Bale, who most recently portrayed the superhero in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, was said to be jealous that Ben Affleck would be taking the role over for the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film.
Keaton had a few comments
on if he feels envious of Affleck:
No…Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that.
on Tim Burton
Tim changed, or started, everything… And I’m proud of the choice I made, in terms of how to play Batman. It’s probably easier now because Tim paved the way, and if I did anything to pave the way, I’m proud of that, too
on watching other superhero movies
You can step into it more easily now, is my guess…Technically, (superhero movies) do everything for you. They create a world where all you’ve basically got to do is show up, not f— it up too much and you’ll come off OK.
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