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The Best Actors from DC Movies 

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Updated September 13, 2019 22.8k votes 1.5k voters 20.1k views

List Rules Vote up your favorite actor (overall) who's been cast in a DC film

Comic book movies are especially hard to cast because there are so many die hard fans of these characters who see them all their own unique way. No actor can perfectly embody everyone's opinion of an iconic comic book character, and beyond that comic readers tend to be an especially zealous and vocal bunch. The talented actors on this list have all taken on roles in DC films, and are still considered some of the best actors around (at least most of them).  From heroic superheroes, to sexy female supervillains, we have the ultimate list. These actors were all from the actual live-action movies, not inclucing DC Comics animated movies.

DC does a great job of blending relatively unknown actors with moderate to big names to ensure box office success. DC films feature some of the best actors, not just big names, and they've taken to their roles well. Below are the best actors from DC comics movies. Vote up the best actors below who've been cast in a DC comics film!
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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Dec. at 29 (1979-2008) from Perth, Australia
The Joker (The Dark Knight)
2
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 41 from Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
3
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 85 from Rotherhithe, England, London
4
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 60 from New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom
Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
5
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 81 from Tennessee, USA, Memphis
Fox (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
6
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 81 from Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America
Jack Napier/The Joker (Batman)
7
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 41 from England, London
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
8
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 67 from USA, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman Returns)
9
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 35 from Jersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
Superman (Man of Steel)
10
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 66 from Ballymena, United Kingdom
Ducard (Batman Begins)
11
Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Dec. at 52 (1952-2004) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Clark Kent/Superman (Original Superman Franchise)
12
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 36 from New York City, USA, New York
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (The Dark Knight Rises)
13
Aaron Eckhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 50 from USA, Cupertino, California
Harvey Dent/Two-Face (The Dark Knight)
14
Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 42 from Republic of Ireland, Douglas, County Cork
Dr. Crane/Scarecrow (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
15
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 57 from USA, Santa Ana, California
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Batman Returns)
16
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 74 from USA, New Jersey, Neptune City
Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Batman Returns)
17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 38 from Los Angeles, USA, California
Blake (The Dark Knight Rises)
18
Michael Gough is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Dec. at 95 (1916-2011) from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Alfred (Original Batman Film Franchise)
19
Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 57 from Los Angeles, USA, California, Northridge
Rorschach (Watchmen)
20
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 52 from Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Comedian (Watchmen)
21
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 54 from Wellington, New Zealand
Jor-El (Man of Steel)
22
Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 44 from USA, Lexington, Kentucky
Zod (Man of Steel) / Doc Cross Williams (Jonah Hex)
23
Adam West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 90 from Walla Walla, USA, Washington
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman 1966)
24
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 44 from Vicenza, Italy
Lois Lane (Man of Steel)
25
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
Age 64 from USA, California, Lynwood
Pa Kent (Man of Steel)