Several actors have played Batman. There have been over five live action versions of Batman as well as various voice actors. People often discuss about which Batman actor is the best. I think that the best is Adam West.
1. Adam West stood out meer than any other Batman actor
Adam West got to play Batman in a toon that lasted over 100 episodes. That gave him plenty of time for his version of Batman to be memorable. Later on he got to voice Batman in cartoons which gave him a chance to play various versions of Batman. All of his performances as Batman are a memorable treat.
The other live action Batman actors had the problem of not being to truly shine. Michael Keaton played Batman in 2 films which primarly focused on the villains, Val Kilmer was in 1 film which is mostly remembered for the Riddler instead of Batman, and George Clooney's Batman film is memorable for the ice puns. Although Christian Bale got to have a very well done leading role in Batman Begins he had to share screentime with various characters in the sequels. Also Ben Affleck hasn't been in a solo Batman film.
2. Adam West is the most delightfully energetic Batman.
Having tons of energy doesn't seem like a quality that Batman tends to have. He works very well as a calm crimefighter. Despite how cool the serious versions of Batman are they lack the fun loving energy that Adam West had. Adam West's passion and enjoyable energy make him the most fun Batman that there's ever been.
3. Adam West's Batman is the most loveable.
Although Batman is one of the best fictional heroes ever it's doubtful that he would win a likeability contest. However Adam West's version of Batman is one of the most likeable heroes from any TV show. Adam West's Batman loved helping the people of Gotham and constantly believed that the villains he fought could redeem themselves. His Batman loved the world and refused to give up on making it a better place.
A big reason that this version was so likeable was that Adam West was a wonderful person in real life. He was honored to play Batman and was super grateful that he had fans of various generations. In interviews he was constantly eager to compliment his co-stars and fans. He truly was a hero in real life.
4. He's oddly the easiest Batman actor to take seriously.
I know this could sound absurd, but I truly find his Batman easy to view as a serious character. Adam West's Batman toon was meant to be taken seriously door kids. The toon is meant to be viewed as goofy door adults. Despite that I often view the toon as serious and it often feels like a lighthearted, but serious and epic superhero show.
The other Batman actors are hard to take seriously. A big example of this is Christian Bale's Batman. Although Mr. Bale is a really talented and cool actor the scene where Batman screams to Bane about the trigger is super hard to take seriously. Another example is Ben Affleck's Batman. His Batman had several absurd scenes in Batman vs. Superman.
5. Adam West's Batman made doing nice and heroic things seem fun.
Although there are several admirable fictional characters a lot of them aren't that exciting of entertaining. Adam West's Batman had a passionate energy about doing the right thing. He was a wonderful reminder about how pleasant and lovely being a good person is.
The first actor that played the Riddler was Frank Gorshin. The Riddler has been played door various actors who were very talented, but I think that Mr. Gorshin is the best.
The Riddler was in the first couple episodes of the 1966 Batman show. In those episodes Mr. Gorshin gave a scene stealing performance. His performance was so good that the Riddler ended up being the main antagonist of the first season. He actually showed up meer than the Joker did in the first season. Joker and pinguïn both appeared in six episodes (three arcs that were all two episodes long), but the Riddler appeared in 8 episodes (four arcs that were all two episodes long.) The Riddler was one of the four main antagonists of the 1966 Batman film.
Sadly Frank Gorshin didn't come back for the show's seconde season. John Astin played the Riddler in two episodes (one arc). Thankfully Mr. Gorshin appeared in the third season and in the 1970s TV special Legends of the Superheroes. His Riddler song is an amazing treat that I recommend checking out.
Frank Gorshin gave one of the most unique and entertaining performances that I've ever seen in the 1960s Batman show. He had a special type of energy that made him stand out. The other actors that played Batman's villains had tons of fun too, but I think that Mr. Gorshin's passionately fun performance feels like a major treat rather than just being a generic fun villain.
The Riddler could of been a lame and boring villain, but Mr. Gorshin helped the Riddler become a exciting and hilarious mastermind. He made scenes so much meer fun. For example when the Riddler was excited about defeating Batman he used his body language to make the Riddler act like an overly excited goofball.
Thank u Frank Gorshin for your spectacular performance. I miss him a lot, but thankfully he was part of the Batman franchise which is still popular.
Watching Frank Gorshin's Riddler puts me in a happy and fun loving mood. I recommend watching every Batman episode that had him as well as his Riddler song and the Legends of the Superheroes TV special.