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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
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
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
3
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1958-03-21
Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
4
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
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-01-30
Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
6
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1937-04-22
Jack Napier/The Joker (Batman)
7
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1977-09-15
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
8
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1951-09-05
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman Returns)
9
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1952-06-07
Ducard (Batman Begins)
10
Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1952-09-25
Clark Kent/Superman (Original Superman Franchise)
11
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1983-05-05
Superman (Man of Steel)
12
Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1958-04-29
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Batman Returns)
13
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
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1944-11-17
Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin (Batman Returns)
15
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
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1982-11-12
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (The Dark Knight Rises)
17
Michael Gough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1916-11-23
Alfred (Original Batman Film Franchise)
18
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1981-02-17
Blake (The Dark Knight Rises)
19
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1966-04-22
Comedian (Watchmen)
20
Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1961-07-14
Rorschach (Watchmen)
21
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1964-04-07
Jor-El (Man of Steel)
22
Adam West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1928-09-19
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman 1966)
23
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1955-01-18
Pa Kent (Man of Steel)
24
Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-08-07
Zod (Man of Steel) / Doc Cross Williams (Jonah Hex)
25
Diane Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1965-01-22

Ma Kent (Man of Steel)