In the film industry, like all industries, money talks. Still, we do see some actors who refuse to sell their souls every so often. Leonardo DiCaprio always stays true to his pal Marty Scorsese. Whenever Tim Burton needs an actor, he doesn’t need to look far because his confidant Johnny Depp is always close at hand. But what about loyalty to a character? Do actors ever feel such a strong connection to a character that they refuse to sully it? Possibly, but unless they tell us about it, it's near impossible for us to ever find out. We can, however, find the actors who are not loyal to their characters, just by looking at the roles they've chosen.
The easiest way to tell if an actor is loyal to their characters is by looking at comic book movies. These guys are basically all treacherous dogs. As you'll see by the entries in this list, many actors have switched teams from DC to Marvel and from good to evil. Because the two competing comic book companies, Marvel and DC, are making so many films these days, we've seen a whole slew of actors playing on both sides of field. These are the disloyal ones.
It's not always comic book films that reveal an actor's true colors, but it's definitely the vast majority of the ones on this list. You would think that disloyalty shows itself most in actors who have played a character that is the opposite from another of their characters, but, most often, it's shown in actors who play two characters that are similar. So, let's take a look. Here are 15 actors who have no loyalty to characters they've played.
15 Ben Affleck – Daredevil & Batman
14 Chris Evans – Human Torch, Captain America & More
13 Kevin Spacey – Lex Luthor & Superman
12 Natalie Portman – Evey & Jane Foster
11 Hugo Weaving – V & The Red Skull
10 Marlon Brando – Vito Corleone & Carmine Sabatini
9 Ray Stevenson – The Punisher & Volstagg
8 Halle Berry – Storm & Catwoman
7 Matt Smith – The Doctor & T-5000
6 Ryan Reynolds – 5 Comic Book Characters
5 Jeffrey Dean Morgan – 5 Comic Book Characters
4 Jim Carrey – The Grinch & Scrooge
3 Willem Dafoe – Norman Osborne & Vulko
2 Brandon Routh – The Atom, Superman & More
1 Michael Keaton – Batman, Birdman & Vulture
For a long period of time, Michael Keaton was the only Batman. Sure, Adam West was great, but for an entire generation of comic book fans, there was only one caped crusader. After hanging up his belt, years went by, but we never forgot Keaton. He was still the favorite for many of us. Then he did Birdman. The movie was outstanding and Keaton was unquestionably amazing, but he was riffing on the character from his past. He was using Batman to prove a point. We forgave him. So, did the Academy. But the latest news might not be so easily forgivable. It appears that the once-and-forever-Batman is now switching sides. It's been confirmed that Keaton will be playing the villain The Vulture in the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming. Don't look now but our beloved DC Batman is on team Marvel.
Sources: Wikipedia; IMDB; CinemaBlend
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