You've got a guy in a cape and tights running around fighting crime 24-7; this is not normal. But it worked because the kids loved it and the adults laughed with it.

Adam West

Adam West

Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

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I've hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it's keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that's important.

I think I've said I'm the luckiest actor in the world. I mean that.

It's part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That's one of the reasons I've been able to survive.

I'm a fan of anything that's good, especially when it's conscientiously good.

If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we'll stand or fall on whatever we did.

Crummy pictures, live appearances, circuses, avant garde theater, dinner theater. I've done it all. I've been shot out of cannons. I know what the people want. I'm out there with the people.

Anything with 'Family Guy' is great.

Maybe we could find some way to send barges of trash to the sun and incinerate it all. Hey, it's an idea. It's an idea!

I've always shied away from 'Where are they now?' shows, because I've been lucky enough to keep working, and people know where I am.

Playing Batman is an actor's challenge. First, it's different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.

One of the most gratifying, rewarding things is when people come up, and they tell you how the show influenced their lives in a very positive way. When I do these things like Comic Con, I get people who are lawyers, judges, plumbers, carpenters, and entire families, and it's mostly for 'Batman.' But now, amazingly, it's also for 'Family Guy.'

There was a time when 'Batman' really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features. However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking onto the screen. And they'd be taking people away from the story.

I've always been able to work. I think it's an actor's obligation to keep working if you can.

The new 'Dark Knight' movies, they're wonderful in their own way.