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41 Reasons Christian Bale Is Your Favorite Batman

The birthday boy rises!

Happy birthday, Christian Bale! The best Batman ever turns 41 today. And don't even bother arguing. You know he's the best Batman ever. Here's 41 reasons why this Dark Knight rises to the top of the list as the all-time greatest Batman:

  1. First thing's first.
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  2. If you say you're Batman, he'll say...
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  3. He owns the suit.
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  4. He loves surprises.
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  5. He needs you.
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  6. It was his choice to get rid of the bat nipples.
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  7. He forgets things, just like you and me.
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  8. Did he upset you? Oh well.
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  9. His casual bat-a-rang throw is so casual.
  10. He showers in his clothes.
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  11. He M.O.s on the job.
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  12. Dude's not afraid of heights.
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  13. Seriously. Loves heights.
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  14. He hates his friends.
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  15. Just kidding! He has no friends.
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  16. He's in touch with your feelings.
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  17. Even if he's not always in touch with his own.
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  18. Although sometimes he's in touch with his own.
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  19. He has the coolest car.
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  20. He has the best bike.
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  21. Intermission for bat-bike undulation.
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  22. He's always with you, even when you don't know it.
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  23. He's eager.
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  24. That "oh" face.
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  25. He loves snow fights.
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  26. He loves all fights.
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  27. Never stop fighting, Batman!
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  28. He hates guns.
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  29. Well, most guns.
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  30. He might be Banksy?
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  31. Loves bats.
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  32. All of the push-ups.
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  33. ALL OF THE PUSH-UPS.
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  34. He's surprisingly flexible.
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  35. He had a dog once. It was a big dog!
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  36. He likes "Frozen" but gets the lyrics wrong.
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  37. He kind of hates being Batman.
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  38. So now he's retired.
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  39. Thank you for everything, Christian Bale Batman!
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  40. Fly! Fly away!
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  41. But allow us one last look at that Bat-butt, please.
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    Awwwww yeah. Thanks. You can go now.