Ben, Bale, and other men who became Batman
Many actors have portrayed the Dark Knight
Breaking news from Gotham City: Ben Affleck is no longer Batman. The A-list actor recently stepped down from the role, even after rumors circulated that he'd direct his own Batman movie. Alas, Affleck's gone, and another star will take his place, such is life in the world of superheroes. Let's not forget Christian Bale gave his all in Christopher Nolan's Batman series, though he was arguably outshined by co-stars like Heath Ledger and Tom Hardy. With that said, let's take a look at the best actors who have played Batman over the years. Hey, you might even find a few surprises.