Men who played Batman: Then and now

POSTED: 2:38 PM Jul 18 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 20 2012

As "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters, take a look back at some of the other men who've played the masked super hero.

Batman actors - Christian Bale
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Warner Bros. Pictures

In order to play the role of Batman, English actor Christian Bale had to bulk up. With the assistance of a personal trainer, Bale gained nearly 100 pounds in muscle in just over six months. Bale starred in "Batman Begins" in 2005, "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012.

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