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“He’s just terrific”: Andy Serkis Became Real Life Alfred to Robert Pattinson, Supported Batman Star in Public Despite Brutal Backlash

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Every DC fan has their own favorite actor who portrayed Batman. The opinions vary from person to person mainly because every Batman version had its own sets of pros and cons. The caped crusader was portrayed by nine famous actors.

Actor Andy Serkis is sure that Robert Pattinson is his Batman. The actor, who played Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ The Batman (2022), has praised Pattinson in the past for his outstanding portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne. Matt Reeves’ Batman received mixed reactions from the audience. The director had a slightly different approach to the character that was not liked by everyone. All in all, the movie was successful as it managed to gross over $635 million.

Andy Serkis praised Robert Pattinson

Andy Serkis as Alfred in The Batman (2022).
Andy Serkis as Alfred in The Batman (2022)

Last year, actor Andy Serkis talked about his favorite Batman, actor Robert Pattinson. During a red carpet appearance in March 2022, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter,

Rob Pattinson’s Batman is just terrific. He’s extraordinary both as Bruce Wayne and Batman, and the vulnerability that he brings to Bruce and the power that he brings to Batman is just, you know, he was so wonderful to work with.”

Andy Serkis played Alfred Pennyworth, an important character, in Matt Reeves’ Batman.

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How many actors have played Bruce Wayne/Batman?

Which actor portrayed the best Batman?
Which actor portrayed the best Batman?

Over the years, Batman became a fan favorite. Thanks to all the actors that played the caped crusader, DC witnessed a sharp rise in the character’s popularity. Actor Adam West first played the role in Batman (1966). Then Michael Keaton played the role in two movies. Then came Kevin Conroy, followed by Val Kilmer. In 1997, when cinema was transforming, actor George Clooney played the role.

Then came the most memorable and iconic portrayal of Batman, Christian Bale played the role in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. His run came to an end in 2012. In the 2017 animated movie, The Lego Batman Movie, actor Will Arnett voiced Batman. The latest DCU Batman is portrayed by actor Ben Affleck while Matt Reeves is working on a second Batman movie with Robert Pattinson.

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Robert Pattinson worked hard to play Batman

Robert Pattinson as Batman
Robert Pattinson as Batman

In order to play Batman, Robert Pattinson went through a six-week military-style training which included boxing drills, sandbag workouts on the beach, weight training, long runs, and more.

Obviously, the actor was required to be in good shape so he had to cut alcohol, processed meat, and fried food. In one of his past interviews, he revealed that his diet included a lot of fish. For six weeks, he followed a strict protein-rich diet.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Farhan Asif

Farhan Asif is a content writer at FandomWire. Having published over 100 articles, Farhan is currently pursuing Computer Science. He has also written over 700 articles for AnimatedTimes. He likes to go on donation drives for his local NGO on weekends. He also has a close understanding of motorcycles as he previously had his own customization auto shop. Apart from that, you will always find him playing video games during his free time.