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Maxim's "Who Played It Best?" Entertainment Awards

Best Sherlock Holmes

Illustrated for Maxim by John Euland | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2014
Rathbone’s is the classic, but Benedict Cumberbatch’s modern-day update takes the crumpet, if only because his name is even more ridiculous than Rathbone’s.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (TV)
​2. Basil Rathbone, A shit-ton. Really, too many to mention.
3. Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
4. Michael Caine, Without a Clue
5. Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary (TV)
Best Batman
When Tim Burton tapped Mr. Mom as his Caped Crusader, fanboys freaked. But holy casting, Batman, Keaton perfectly balanced fierce and funny. (Please don’t yell at us, Mr. Bale!)

1. Michael Keaton, Batman, Batman Returns
​2. Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Trilogy
3. Adam West, Batman (TV)
4. Val Kilmer, Batman Forever
5. George Clooney, Batman & Robin