Batman and Superman actors through the years

POSTED: 1:34 PM Mar 24 2016   UPDATED: 12:53 PM Mar 28 2016

With Ben Affleck's debut underneath the Caped Crusader's cowl in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," take a look back at some of the other men who've played Batman and Superman.

Batman actors - Christian Bale
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In order to play the role of Batman, Christian Bale had to bulk up. With the assistance of a personal trainer, the English actor 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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