'Dark Knight' Cast: Earliest Batman Memory?
''It would have been the Adam West one. [I liked it because] it was silly. [Ours] aren't so silly, yeah. But they're just as justified as the others. Nolan had a different take on them. But I'm proud to be in these and [in] the reinvention of it.''
''My mom made me a Batman costume. She sewed it when I was like four and I would run around in the cape and the mask. Batman is beyond movies or comics or the TV show or any one thing like that. It's just a character that's in our psyche.''
''I saw the one with Jack Nicholson — the one that's just called Batman — when I was young, and I just thought it was so cool. I was a bit too young to understand how all the plot points followed each other, but I just thought it was this wonderful, weird, alternate reality that felt similar but was also very different. I really liked it.''
Gary Oldman, with wife Alexandra Edenborough
''It would be the TV [show]. I was 6 or something and I thought it was the coolest thing. Kids now [have so many choices], with movies, television, games, iPads. When I was growing up, Batman with Adam West was like the highlight of the week. It's the greatest thing on TV. And I completely believed in it. It's only years later that you go back and re-watch it and realize it was quite camp.''
''My earliest memory is the Batman who has the rubber shark on his foot — he's kicking it. That was Batman for me.''
''Ooh! It was Tim Burton's Batman. I fell in love with that and the characters. It's very different from Christopher Nolan's version, but I love [both] versions, and I just think Chris totally reinvented the superhero. The failure and the humanity and [all that]. He did an amazing, amazing job.''
''As a kid, I remember watching Batman the TV show and thinking I hadn't seen anything like it. To see now what [Christopher] Nolan has done with the genre, it's a whole different thing.''
(Reporting by Erin Strecker)