The best Batman villain performances

Heath Ledger:

Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight earned him a posthumous Oscar and remains one of the most iconic performances in superhero movie history.

Michelle Pfeiffer:

Pfeiffer's portrayal of Catwoman in Batman Returns captivated audiences with its supernatural twist, leaving a lasting impression on the Batman franchise.

Jim Carrey:

Carrey's energetic portrayal of the Riddler in Batman Forever showcased his comedic talents, making the character one of the most memorable aspects of the film.

Jack Nicholson:

Nicholson's menacing yet humorous portrayal of the Joker in Batman helped establish the credibility of superhero movies and remains a favorite among fans.

Tom Hardy:

Despite some initial skepticism, Hardy's portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises impressed audiences with its intensity and added a new dimension to Batman's rogues' gallery.

Margot Robbie:

Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn has elevated the character to new heights, making her a favorite among fans of the Batman universe.

Frank Gorshin:

Gorshin's portrayal of the Riddler in the classic Batman TV show left a lasting impact with his memorable laugh and distinctive outfit.

Julie Newmar:

Considered the best Catwoman by many, Newmar's portrayal in the Batman TV show and subsequent animated films solidified her as an iconic figure in the Batman mythos.