Heath Ledger’s Joker

Joker, one of the villains in Batman franchise. In some ways, nothing makes him special in the comics, just a regular villain. But however, there was something special with him in Nolan’s The Dark Knight. An arrogant character, stories about scars, doing regular villain stuff, that’s all you know…But his speciality is the man who played the character: Heath Ledger.

To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s posture, voice, and personality, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker’s thoughts and feelings. “There’s a bit of everything in him. There’s nothing that consistent,” Ledger said, and added, “There are a few more surprises to him. Ledger was allowed to shoot and mostly direct the videos the Joker sends out as warnings. Each take Ledger made was different from the last. Nolan was impressed enough with the first video shoot that he chose to not be present when Ledger shot the video with a kidnapped reporter. That’s what makes Ledger’s Joker is one of a kind, actually becomes the “Heath Ledger’s Joker”. Unfortunately, he passed away a bit of time later to give us one of the best villains ever in cinema history.

 

 

 

 

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