Originally Posted by AboveTheRim.
Even from the Batman trilogy, I like Oldman's performances better. It certainly isn't a crime to list him outside the top 3 current top 3 actors. My favorite performance of Bale's was American Psycho, but I can't base my current opinion on a movie that old if we're talking current top 3.
This is the reason Bale is not in my top 3. He may be one of my 3 favorite all time, but not current. His performance in the last 2 Batman movies are the worst of his career. I can't think of any great performances of his in the last couple of years outside of The Fighter (which was a great performance though).