11 Most Intense Performances In Comic Book Movies

"Life's a bitch, now so am I."

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The comic book medium is big, bombastic and beautiful. And that's just how we like it.

It's an element that's translated to the big screen for good and bad, and while the comic book genre has experienced its lesser moments in cinema, there's no denying it has the world's attention, and has done for well over a decade now. There's a unique kind of joy to be had in seeing heroes, villains and more make the leap from the page, but there's more to it than just that. Actors have gone to great lengths to authentically portray these characters to the best of their ability, adapting larger than life heroes, comedic foils, and morally-complex antagonists to an enjoyable, if not sometimes horrifying, conclusion.

And that's just the nature of the medium. While there's always been a certain kind of irreverence to the genre, for every Batman Forever, there are about a dozen Dark Knights, each boasting an incredible cast in their own right.

But then there are those actors that are able to boast an altogether different kind of performance, one that’s so utterly enthralling, so compelling, that - regardless of who they’re playing - you believe who they're meant to be. It's intense admittedly, but when someone inhabits a role so authentically, why complain?

Comics Editor
Comics Editor

WhatCulture's very own Comics Editor. Cats, comic books and spaghetti westerns are my thing. Rants about stuff @EwanRuinsThings

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