But I think Michelle Pfeiffer ran away with the role in 1992's otherwise wildly erratic "Batman Returns" (that's her in the center of the middle shot). She was electrifyingly stylized. Her simple "Meowww" contained multitudes -- it was a taunt, a come-on and a complaint, all at once. Adam Shankman, who directed the 2007 "Hairspray," told me he picked Pfeiffer to play Velma in his film because of her Catwoman: "When she commits to playing a villain, there's some kind of fantastic relish and deliciousness," he said. Let's hope Hathaway commits totally, too.