publication date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Movies

clue: He may be a 2011 Oscar winner and one of the most esteemed actors of his generation, but he still grunts his way through a hole in a face-mask for his most famous role.

explanation: Bale's most famous role was Batman. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, and Ryan Dunn

Mighty Heroes!: Superhero stories are the epic myths of our age, especially after their recent wave of renewed popularity in movies and television. These five actors played colorful heroes on-screen.

Similar Goos

Chris Evans

This actor must be a big fan of comic books: Not only did he play Captain America and the Human Torch, he co-starred in TMNT, The Losers, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Go »

James Franco

After playing Spider-Man's whiny "frenemy" in three movies, he was willing to give his right arm for a better role. Go »

Gene Hackman

Besides playing the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, this actor has more recently played villains in Unforgiven, Enemy of the State, and Runaway Jury. Go »

Tom Welling

It took ten years for this small-town boy to make good. Go »

Lynda Carter

She's still identified with her lasso-slinging superhero role, even though she hasn't played the character since the Carter Administration. Go »

John Leguizamo

This actor is known for clowning around on even the most hellish film shoots. Go »