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Total Nerd The Best Actors from DC Movies  

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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!
list ordered by
1
595 145
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
371 111
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1937-06-01
Fox (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
3
389 121
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
4
459 160
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-01-30
Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
5
375 124
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
289 108
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
380 172
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
301 125
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1977-09-15
Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
9
338 151
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1937-04-22
Jack Napier/The Joker (Batman)
10
289 119
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1952-06-07
Ducard (Batman Begins)
11
286 118
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
315 145
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1983-05-05
Superman (Man of Steel)
13
235 102
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
232 107
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
226 105
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
202 89
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
204 106
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
170 92
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
159 103
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
155 103
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
147 96
Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1961-07-14
Rorschach (Watchmen)
22
140 90
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
142 92
Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1974-08-07
Zod (Man of Steel) / Doc Cross Williams (Jonah Hex)
24
129 81
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1966-04-22
Comedian (Watchmen)
25
137 90
Adam West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors from DC Movies
1928-09-19
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Batman 1966)