George Clooney: "my Batman is the best ever"

George Clooney: my Batman is the best ever

George Clooney

George Clooney has no doubts: his version of Batman in Batman & Robin is the best of all. He said this jokingly from the actor of ER and Ocean's Eleven during an event, provoking laughter and comments from the audience in the room. Clooney, we recall, played Bruce Wayne in the 1997 sequel directed by Joel Schumacher, taking the place of Val Kilmer, the character's interpreter in Batman Forever. Among others Batman it is impossible to forget that of Michael Keaton - soon he will return as the Dark Knight in the DC film The Flash with Ezra Miller - in the first live-action film Batman. The latter gave up the role after Tim Burton's Batman Returns, and is now ready to return as Barry Allen's mentor.

George Clooney in Batman & Robin

Is George Clooney the best Batman?

Confirming what happened is a video released by The Hollywood Reporter, made during a press conference held at the Roybal Film & TV Magnet. It is on this occasion that George Clooney addressed the crowd by throwing the reference to Batman: "When you think of me, it comes to your mind: 'He is just the best Batman of all time'".

Below you can see the exchange where Don Cheadle is also present and Ben Affleck is mentioned:

And George Clooney knows his audience so he even throws in a Batman reference. "When you think of me, you think he's just the best Batman," to which Don Cheadle quips, "best available." Then Clooney brings up Ben Affleck as Batman - "He's got nothing on me." Crowd loved it.

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Before concluding, let's recall that the Batman costume, the one with the nipples worn by the actor in Joel Schumacher's film, was auctioned by Heritage Auctions with an initial offer of $ 40,000. To stay on the subject, we would like to point out the Bat Man wallet, available for purchase on Amazon.

George Clooney jokes he was 'best Batman' and Ben Affleck has 'nothing' on him

George Clooney starred in 1997's Batman & Robin. (Warner Bros./Getty)

George Clooney has tickled fan films by declaring himself the 'best Batman' and teasing that Ben Affleck has 'got nothing' on him.

The Hollywood star played the caped crusader in 1997's Batman & Robin while Affleck has played the character in films such as 2016's Batman V Superman.

Clooney himself has previously suggested his turn as Batman wasn't his finest hour, quipping at a Q&A last year: 'I did one superhero movie and I f***** it up so bad they won’t let me near the set.”

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But he was a bit more confident about it at a recent talk at the Roybal School of Film and Television Production Magnet in Los Angeles.

Ben Affleck as Batman. (Warner Bros/DC)

A video clip shared on Twitter by The Hollywood Reporter showed the actor on stage talking about the industry.

'If you look at me you just think, 'Oh, he’s just the best Batman of all time',' he said.

The actor's Ocean's Eleven co-star Don Cheadle was also at the event and appeared to tease that Clooney was the 'best available'.

Clooney then went on: 'I mean, Ben Affleck, really?

'No, he’s got nothing on me.'

The audience then burst into laughter.

Film fans were also amused by Clooney's remark.

'Good one George,' one person tweeted, while another posted: 'Love this guy.'

'LOL what a good sport,' said someone else.

Fans were amused by George Clooney's comment. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

One wrote: 'To this day, I still believe there is an awesome Bruce/Batman inside George Clooney.'

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Someone else said: 'Clooney went from apologizing for Batman every chance he got to finally embrace he's the best one. Top tier character development.'

Batman has been played by several high-profile actors over the years, including Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and more recently Robert Pattinson.

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