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    11 Actors Who Could Play Batman, Judged On Nothing But Their Chins

    This is the only way of fairly choosing the next caped crusader.

    It appears that Ben Affleck is hanging up his cape and retiring from his role as Gotham's caped crusader, Batman.

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    I have no doubt that there are lots of things that casting directors take into consideration when choosing someone to fill such an iconic role. But I'm no casting director. When I look at Batman I see a prominent chin with a jawline sharp enough to slice through granite.

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    With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the chins that could potentially replace Ben Affleck and become the next Batman…

    1. Jon Hamm

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    Close your eyes for a few moments and try to imagine the perfect chin. You just pictured Jon Hamm's jawline, didn't you? Well congratulations, because you are officially the holder of excellent taste.


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    2. Timothée Chalamet

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    This…this is an interesting one. The typical jaw of a Batman is broad and flat, without much patience for any theatrics. Timothée Chalamet's jaw takes us on a journey – a journey where we get to enjoy the scenery before arriving at our destination. Life is all about the journey, and any journey with Timothée Chalamet is a journey that I'm OK taking.

    RATING: 4.5/5 CHINS

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    3. Idris Elba

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    Idris Elba is always the first name thrown into the conversation whenever an iconic movie character needs recasting, so here we are. Could Idris Elba's chin lend itself to a good portrayal of Batman? Absolutely. Would Idris Elba's chin be my first choice? Probably not, tbh.

    RATING: 3.5/5 CHINS

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    4. John Krasinski

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    John Krasinski forces us to ask a very important question: Can Batman have a full beard? Yes, Krasinski could simply shave, but aren't we then at risk of having Jim Halpert as Batman? I'm not sure if these are risks I'm personally willing to take right now.


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    5. Michael B. Jordan

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    Contrary to what I said earlier about John Krasinsky's beard, I'm not completely against a Batman with facial hair. Giving the Dark Knight a goatee could be the shot in the arm that the character desperately needs, and if there's anyone who could make that work, I'm confident that it's Michael B. Jordan.


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    6. Armie Hammer

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    If this chin could talk it would offer to buy you a glass of Scotch. Sure, you may answer that you don't like Scotch, but this jaw will reassure you that's only because you've never tried good Scotch before. It turns out that you just definitely don't like Scotch.


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    7. Keanu Reeves

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    Keanu Reeves is a man of many talents, but unfortunately, being in possession of a jaw powerful enough to stop crime in Gotham isn't one of them.


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    8. Michael Peña

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    Michael Peña's jaw leaves me wanting more. There's just that special something about it that hints at a potential that's yet to be fully reached. A year from now we could be living in a world that's governed entirely by Michael Peña's jaw, and I look forward to when that day arrives.


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    9. Michael Fassbender

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    Of course Michael Fasbender has an elite status chin. You know why Michael Fasbender has an elite status chin? Because he's Michael goddamn Fasbender and he'll take any chin he damn chooses.

    RATING: 4.5/5 CHINS

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    10. Jake Gyllenhaal

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    If you came here looking for a square jaw, then I'm sorry but you're in the wrong place. Jake Gyllenhaal jaw gives us a nice rounded ending that's strangely comforting and reassuring. My only concern is that it's a little too friendly for a masked crime fighter with deep-seated emotional trauma.


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    11. Zac Efron

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    I'm not sure what the rules surrounding Pulitzer eligibility are, but surely the parents of Zach Efron deserve some sort of award for creating something so beautiful. Even though it feels like a crime to suggest putting him under a mask, I believe that Zach Efron is the hero we desperately need right now.


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