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Posted by DrPepperMan (6288 posts) 5 months, 24 days ago

Poll: Better acting: Robert Downey Jr. (Infinity War) or Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) (87 votes)

Iron Man 56%
Batman 39%
Results 5%
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#1 Posted by mrmonster (15916 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian Bale by far.

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#2 Posted by IndomitableRegal (16518 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ. No knock on Bale, but his performance wouldn't be the same without...well his entire cast really.

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#3 Posted by Mutant1230 (6788 posts) - - Show Bio

Robert

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#4 Edited by jashro44 (53684 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ.

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#5 Posted by Amonfire1776 (3174 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ no contest...baleman was awful.

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#6 Edited by Emanresu_20 (3113 posts) - - Show Bio

Jut because TDK was a better movie doesn’t mean the leading actor’s performance was better.

In fact ifnitnwasnt for Heath Ledger’s performance I don’t even think the movie would have been half as good.

RDJ was superb throughout the movie.

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#8 Edited by Unusedusername (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Baleman was a stellar Bruce Wayne but was rather a poorer Batman since he had twisted morals and wasn't really as menacing nor as intimidating whatsoever compared to Batffleck and Keaton. RDJ redefined Stark as a character.

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#9 Posted by Morgatu (308 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ but Christian Bale is overall the better actor.

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#10 Posted by KingLouie (3567 posts) - - Show Bio

I accidentally voted Bale

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#11 Edited by biswaboxz (3642 posts) - - Show Bio

Was there any character Tony Stark b4 RDJ ? I don't think so whatsoever . Even Cap was much better known as a character b4 MCU happened .

But Bale has to go up against some good competitors who have portrayed to a well known/established and a popular character . RDJ was simply way better than him as an actor(of Iron Man) and arguably the best actor of MCU .

He defined MCU , not Bale but I regarded as a better actor overall apart from his performance in DK trilogy. He has handful no of movies which are better than RDJ as Iron Man.

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#12 Posted by Tomkatie (3413 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO Bale played a different character, while RDJ played himself

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#13 Edited by Michaelbn (2748 posts) - - Show Bio

Both suck.

also this:

@tomkatie said:

IMO Bale played a different character, while RDJ played himself

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#14 Posted by Vertigo- (17841 posts) - - Show Bio

Downey. I always view Bale's Batman as one of the more meh aspects of the Nolan films

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#15 Posted by Mr_Shazam0920 (5210 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ. Not close. TDK was TDK because of the Joker. Not because of Batman.

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#16 Posted by Lan_Fan (15896 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are pretty meh, but RDJ I guess.

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#17 Posted by FaradaySloth (10620 posts) - - Show Bio

This thread is disgusting. Bale in a stomp. Mismatch

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#18 Posted by DammeFavour (8495 posts) - - Show Bio

Well bale played a character I would say, RDJ is like will Smith in the MCU,he's basically playing himself

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#19 Posted by Emperorb777 (11375 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have to go with Bale simply because unlike RDJ who literally had to just be himself, Bale has to actually act out a character.

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#20 Posted by PrimelyGreat (638 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is a better Ironman and Bale is a better Bruce Wayne.

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#21 Edited by deactivated-5c23e0bc69362 (38 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is better in every way possible.

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#22 Posted by g2_ (11936 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is better in every way possible.

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#23 Posted by Subline (8693 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ stomps.

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#24 Posted by Benjamin_Poindexter (968 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ. Bale wasn't the actor that made TDK. Anyone can growl their way through a role.

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#27 Posted by CometoDaddy (25 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ. Bale wasn't the actor that made TDK. Anyone can growl their way through a role.

I dont think anybody is voting Bale because of his batman acting... just like nobody is or should be voting rdj for the way he acts in the suit for the most part...

Bale was an expert at portraying bruce wayne... as was robert downey jr in portraying tony stark... except bale is ultimately a better actor imo, batman movies included.

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#28 Posted by rdskns4eva (272 posts) - - Show Bio

When I read a Batman comic, I dont think of Bale at all. His batman sucked but his Bruce Wayne was decent.

When I read an Iron Man comic, I cant get RDJ out of my head. He IS Iron Man and Tony Stark.

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#29 Posted by Supermanthor (21276 posts) - - Show Bio

Rdj

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#30 Posted by FaradaySloth (10620 posts) - - Show Bio

This thread is disgusting. Bale in a stomp. Mismatch

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#31 Posted by johnsmjs36 (668 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdskns4eva: Chris Evans reminds me of Captain when reading the comics. RDJ's performance doesn't really improve as Tony Stark.

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#32 Posted by Darkthunder (3135 posts) - - Show Bio

Heath ledger put a better performance than baleman. Rdj is basically MCU heath ledger who is a hero

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#33 Edited by Ash101 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ hands down

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#34 Posted by Amonfire1776 (3174 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ Curbstomp

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#35 Posted by foxerdes (10317 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is overrated, but Bale simply didn't click for me. We are yet to get a truly charismatic Batman.

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#36 Posted by Omnipotent94 (1523 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale is the better actor and its not even close.

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#37 Posted by Nucleon (3586 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ brought Iron Man on the big scene on his own, whereas Bale was eclipsed by every other actor there was in his movies. And that voice...

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#38 Edited by Nucleon (3586 posts) - - Show Bio

@emperorb777 said:

I would have to go with Bale simply because unlike RDJ who literally had to just be himself, Bale has to actually act out a character.

Ah? Bale also always seem to play Bale to me... In DKR he was simply painfull to witness... But honestly the voice and prune-shaped helmet didn't helped him one bit, no sir.

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#39 Edited by dirtytree332 (725 posts) - - Show Bio

Robert Downey Jr. by far. Infinity War wasn't even his best film as Iron Man either.

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#40 Posted by Tektonic (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

CB did a lot more in Batman Begin's acting wise than TDK.

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#41 Posted by adamTRMM (9333 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale didn't shine as Batman at all. All while he's a more talented and versatile actor than RDJ, the latter is the better nominal hero.

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#42 Posted by EmmaFrostXmen (3072 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ obviously

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#43 Posted by WolverineBatmanFTW (1616 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ though people are seriously lowballing Bale here.

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#44 Posted by ANTHP2000 (28486 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ I'd say, but I'm surprised to see people didn't think highily of Bale's performance in the Trilogy...

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#45 Edited by APEX_pretador (21286 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale was far better in BB and TDKR as Bruce and Batman

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#46 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (1225 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ plays his superhero better but Christian Bale is the far better actor in general.

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#47 Posted by ArranVid (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomkatie said:

IMO Bale played a different character, while RDJ played himself

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#48 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (17826 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ.

I love Nolan's Batman films (at least the first two) but I was never wow'd by Bale's performance in those movies. It was functional, but he didn't really elevate the material to exceptional heights, and even he's acknowledged this.

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#49 Posted by deactivated-5cf823e3012e8 (449 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ by far. Bale was not good as Batman.

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#50 Posted by Doom_Phd (1589 posts) - - Show Bio

Laughable RDJ is just playing RDJ. None of you could explain to me the dynamics of Tony.