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  1. I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I’ll do it.
  2. You can’t play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there’s something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he’s a little crazed; he’s strange.
  3. The wonderful thing with some of the things I’ve done — most of them, really — is to be trusted. To be able to do your thing, to work on it, hone it into my gem of creativity!
  4. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.
  5. I love to go home and do the chores and read.
  6. Over the years, I’ve learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what’s presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.
  7. You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!
  8. Playing Batman is an actor’s challenge. First, it’s different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.
  9. I’m not a vindictive kind of guy.
  10. Some nights, I wear my cape, and I go out on the pier. It is foggy… I look for… Riddler.
  11. I did a character called Captain Q for Nestle’s Quik. Those commercials were kind of funny.
  12. I come to Comic-Con in San Diego because this is where those fans are — those to whom I owe the longevity of my career.
  13. I like Christian Bale. I’ve heard he’s a big fan of mine, but I certainly reciprocate. I think he’s really very good.
  14. I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don’t know quite what.
  15. I’ve played dinner theaters. I’m a working stiff.
  16. I don’t paint butter dishes, doilies, or hummingbirds in my garden. It’s more raw, I suppose. But it always creates a reaction.
  17. I am a private person. I don’t need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.
  18. If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.
  19. ‘Batman’ was a colorful and wild ride.
  20. How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.



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