The Batman and his secrect identity Bruce Wayne first appeared in 1939 but many actors since have brought the Dark Knight to life. From Adam Wayne's TV "Caped Crusader" to Christian Bale's brooding Batman and beyond, check out the actors who have portrayed Gotham City's legendary defender.
George Clooney received the American Film Institute lifetime achievement award. A roster of famous faces toasted the actor, including Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray, remembering his ‘ER’ days all the way up to his upcoming “Catch-22” adaptation.
Actor Adam West played the crime-fighting superhero Batman in the 1966 television series. The phenomenal popularity of the series made West a household name. West died on June 9, 2017, after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," according to a statement from his family. He was 88.