Adam West is the Best Batman, According to Christian Bale

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During an interview with Entertainment TonightThe Dark Knight star Christian Bale was quizzed about his favorite Batman.

And while he conceded it's a subjective thing, Bale said that his preference is for TV's original "Bright Knight."

Bale told ET, ​"It depends on who you talk with. You can't beat Adam West, it just depends what you're in the mood for. I love watching Adam West."

For his part, apparently West doesn't reciprocate.

"Even my poodle knows Bale's overrated," West joked on a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Not that Bale is likely to take it personally; he recently acknowledged that he didn't quite accomplish what he had hoped in his performance as Batman, in spite of being the star of some of the best-reviewed and highest-grossing comic book movies of all time.