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Batman (1989)
 Who was considered for Batman?

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin was considered to play Batman.

David Bowie
Bowie was considered for the role of Joker.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges was considered to play Batman.

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan was considered to play Batman.

Tim Curry
Tim Curry was originally considered to play the Joker.

Willem Dafoe
Dafoe was considered to play the role of the Joker according to IMDB.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Joe Dante
Joe Dante had expressed great interest in directing the Batman movie.
Actor who got the part: Tim Burton

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was the first choice to play Batman, but he was already committed to Lethal Weapon 2.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

John Glover
After Jack Nicholson, the next two actors in line for the Joker were reportedly Ray Liotta and John Glover.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Melanie Griffith
Was considered for the role of Vicki Vale. Later, she claimed that "Basinger was brilliant as Vicki".
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

William Holden
William Holden was considered for the role of Commissioner Gordon in the seminal stages of the project.

Patsy Kensit
Patsy Kensit auditioned to play "Alicia Grissom" but lost out to Jerry Hall.
Actor who got the part: Jerry Hall

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline was considered to play Batman.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

Martin Landau
Martin Landau was offered the role of Carl Grissom.
Actor who got the part: Jack Palance

Ray Liotta
There are many rumors that Liotta was considered to play either the Joker or Dent

John Lithgow
Lithgow was considered for the role of Joker.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Steve Martin
Steve Martin turned down the chance to star in the movie.

Bill Murray
Bill Murray was considered to play Batman.

David Niven
In the project's seminal phases during the early 1980s, David Niven was considered for the role of Alfred the Butler.

Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole was considered for the role of the Joker.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Gregory Peck
As early as 1946, Orson Welles planned to produce a film based on the character, starring either Welles himself or Gregory Peck.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

Michelle Pfeiffer
Tim Burton reportedly wanted Pfeiffer to play Vicki Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Annie Potts
Potts auditioned for the role of Vicky Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Ricky Reed
At one point, Robin was written into the original movie and was offered to a relatively unknown actor named Ricky Reed.

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck was considered to play Batman.

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was considered to play Batman.

Sharon Stone
Stone auditioned to play Vicky Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Sela Ward
Ward was considered for the role of Vicky Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

Adam West
Adam West wanted to play Batman but was turned down.
Actor who got the part: Michael Keaton

Robin Williams
Robin Williams was considered for the role of The Joker and again later for The Riddler.

Debra Winger
Auditioned for the role of Vicki Vale.
Actor who got the part: Kim Basinger

James Woods
Woods was considered to play the Joker.
Actor who got the part: Jack Nicholson

Sean Young
Sean Young was originally cast as Vicki Vale, but dropped out aftering breaking her collarbone in a horse riding scene with Keaton.



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