by raash | created - 06 Sep 2012 | updated - 01 May 2013 | Public

My personal list of the best actors who played the characters of Batman's enemies. From the Beginning to those who will come.

1. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

The Dark Knight (2008), takes us to another dimension. He has performed undoubtely the best ever Batman's enemy in the cinema history. It's until today the best there was, there best there is and for now the best there will be. He's the Joker in spirit, soul and in all dimensions.

2. Jack Nicholson

Actor | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the...

The Joker in Batman (1989), he's astonishing and brilliant, get's the dark spirit of the character. Nicholson is just amazing, The Joker died in the movie at the end unfortunately, if not We could have seen more of this extraordinary actor.

3. Cesar Romero

Actor | Batman: The Movie

Tall, suave and sophisticated Cesar Romero actually had two claims to fame in Hollywood. To one generation, he was the distinguished Latin lover of numerous musicals and romantic comedies, and the rogue bandit The Cisco Kid in a string of low-budget westerns. However, to a younger generation weaned...

The main enemy during Batman TV Series in the 60's. Romero is an exquisite, fantastic actor, a great performer. He's a fantastic joker, macabre sometimes and splendid in his speech. It's a great hispanic glory of the cinema.

4. Burgess Meredith

Actor | Rocky

One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts, before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of ...

Plays "The Penguin" during Batman TV Show 60's, he's a main character, sometimes he was side to side taking the first step with the Joker, and he robbed the show many times. Meredith "Mickey" of Rocky Saga is a beloved actor. Good Bless his memory.

5. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...

She appeared in episode 120, the last of the TV Show, as "Minerva" an ambicious woman in Batman TV Series 1968, trying to get the secrets of the millionaires in Gotham City. Even when she showed only in two episodes, she just shocked the cast and the audience with her amazing glamour. SHE'S STILL ALIVE!!!! 95 years old. I dare to say, God blessed that woman in all the possible ways.

6. Julie Newmar

Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and ...

Just a fantastic actress, she performed Catwoman in Batman TV Show of the 60's, she is stunning, astonishing and neat and flawless as an actress.

7. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...

Another mega diva. She played the role of Lorelei Circe, better known as "The Syren", she apparead in two episodes in 1967 Tv Show Batman, interpreting a marvelous female villain who used his hypnotic voice. She could have been one of the most remarkable Batman characters.

8. Anne Baxter

Actress | All About Eve

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...

Anne performed Zelda "The Great" and illusionist and escape artist dedicated to the criminal career, one of the first villains in the Batman TV Serie. Also Olga The Queen of the Cossacks in Batman TV Show, appears in many episodes in 1967 at the hand of Vincent Price who interpreted a terrible character callt Egghead. She's a cinema goddess who simply transforms in diamonds everything she touched.

9. Lee Meriwether

Actress | Batman: The Movie

Today, sexy Lee Meriwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).

Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which she played both evil ...

Catwoman in Batman TV Series of the late 60's. A great female performer.

10. Cillian Murphy

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law ...

Dr. Jonathan Crane a mad scientist who becomes Scarecrow, one of the main villains in Batman. He appears in Batman Begins (2005), and Batman The Dark Knight (2008), a very talented actor and a good Hollywood promise.

11. Uma Thurman

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman (née Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrügge), a fashion model and socialite who now runs a mountain retreat, and of Robert Thurman (Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman),...

Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin (1997), she's a great actress, sexy and I think she saves the movie.

12. Michelle Pfeiffer

Actress | One Fine Day

Michelle Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, California, to Donna Jean (Taverna) and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor. She has an older brother and two younger sisters - Dedee Pfeiffer and Lori Pfeiffer, who both dabbled in acting and modeling but decided against making it ...

Selina Kyle, or Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), she's sexy and her costume was nice, she was up to the challenge of performing this character once performed by greatest actress.

13. David Wayne

Actor | The Andromeda Strain

His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the ...

The Mad Hatter, appeared in many episodes (1967 - 1968) on TV in the Batman TV Series. Is a great talented actor with a long filmography.

14. Walter Slezak

Actor | Born to Kill

Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen.

Walter was born in May 1902 in ...

Austrian born actor (1902), interpreted the villain Clock King, a master of time and an interesting Batman character. Appeared only in two episodes in 1966. This is a great performer who died in 1983.

15. Jim Carrey

Actor | The Truman Show

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

Dr. Edward Nygma A.K.A. "The Riddler" in Batman Forever (1995). Carrey was famous and the best payed actor in Hollywood after that. Nevertheless he's not at the level of the greatest villains.

16. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

In Batman Returns (1992) is Oswald Cobblepot, "The Penguin" one of main Batman's enemies. The movie was boring though De Vito was brilliant.

17. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

Bane in The Dark Night Rises (2012). He showed his best, though I still don't know why they've chosen Bane and not The Riddler or other main character. Besides the real Tom is shorter than Christian Bale, still a good performer.

18. Vincent Price

Actor | The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

A Master of Horror Movies (60's and 70's Horror), a magnificent actor, always fantastic. Unfortunately he performed a horrific and absurd villain callt "Egghead" in Batman TV Series of the 60's. I think the Egghead's role contributed to the end of the Show. Price accepted certainly because of the fame that the TV Show gave to many of the members of the cast. Still wasn't that bad, Price is Price, he saved that monstruos character.

19. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school ...

Harvey "Two Face" Dent, a former lawyer and crime fighter, in Batman Forever (1995). He's a wonderful actor.

20. Aaron Eckhart

Actor | The Dark Knight

Aaron Eckhart was born on March 12, 1968 in Cupertino, California, USA as Aaron Edward Eckhart. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and In the Company of Men (1997).

He's Harvey Two Face in Batman The Dark Knight (2008). A good performance, though in the storyline he dies without showing his true character.

21. Christopher Walken

Actor | The Deer Hunter

Nervous-looking lead and supporting actor of the American stage and films, with sandy colored hair, pale complexion and a somewhat nervous disposition. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978), and has been seen in mostly character roles, often ...

Plays "Max Schreck" a local gangster and corrupted businessman who tried to kill and helps to create Catwoman and who will die in her paws. Walken is always fantastic. Batman Returns (1992).

22. Anne Hathaway

Actress | Les Misérables

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series ...

Catwoman in The Dark Night Rises (2012). No comments :-& Compared she's not match to the other Catwomens.

23. Frank Gorshin

Actor | Twelve Monkeys

Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen ...

We knew him as "The Riddler" in Batman TV Series of the 60's, he's a good actor when he's serious or angry, I hate his stupid laugh and his sportive custom. Nevertheless he's a main character, and I liked his green elegant costume with tie and his riddles sometimes. Unfortunately his ill retarded laugh hasn't got Cesar Romero's quality of laughing, and gets a less score.

24. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Actor | Predator

With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and...

Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin (1997), is one of the worst Hollywood perfomances ever been watched in the cinema. I hated it and his participation made the movie a complete mess.

25. Jeep Swenson

Actor | Batman & Robin

Jeep Swenson was born on January 5, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. He was an actor, known for Batman & Robin (1997), Bulletproof (1996) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). He was married to Erin Hillsman. He died on August 18, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Jeepn Swenson, played "Bane" in Batman and Robin (1997), dying the same year of the film. He never speaks and just growls. I think he says a couple of phrases in all the movie. RIP the old wrestler.