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Total Nerd The Best Actors from DC Movies  

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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!
list ordered by

1
565 139
Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1979-04-04
The Joker (The Dark Knight)

2
365 115
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1933-03-14
Alfred (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

3
434 152
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-01-30
Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

4
347 106
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1937-06-01
Fox (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

5
353 120
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1958-03-21
Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

6
269 102
Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1952-09-25
Clark Kent/Superman (Original Superman Franchise)

7
364 163
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1982-11-12
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (The Dark Knight Rises)

8
274 113
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1952-06-07
Ducard (Batman Begins)

9
282 120
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1977-09-15
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)

10
316 147
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1937-04-22
Jack Napier/The Joker (Batman)

11
266 116
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1951-09-05
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman Returns)

12
291 139
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1983-05-05
Superman (Man of Steel)

13
221 97
Aaron Eckhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1968-03-12
Harvey Dent/Two-Face (The Dark Knight)

14
216 104
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1958-04-29
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Batman Returns)

15
212 101
Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1976-05-25
Dr. Crane/Scarecrow (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

16
187 87
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1944-11-17
Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Batman Returns)

17
192 101
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1981-02-17
Blake (The Dark Knight Rises)

18
157 89
Michael Gough is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1916-11-23
Alfred (Original Batman Film Franchise)

19
149 97
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-08-20
Lois Lane (Man of Steel)

20
146 98
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1964-04-07
Jor-El (Man of Steel)

21
133 88
Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-08-07
Zod (Man of Steel) / Doc Cross Williams (Jonah Hex)

22
129 86
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1930-01-30
Lex Luthor (Original Superman Franchise)

23
137 94
Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1961-07-14
Rorschach (Watchmen)

24
120 78
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1966-04-22
Comedian (Watchmen)

25
116 75
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1955-01-18
Pa Kent (Man of Steel)