10 Facts About The Joker As Portrayed By Heath Ledger That Will Make You Re-Examine The Actor’s Iconic Performance
“Why so serious?” remains one of the most memorable lines of dialogue in a film. And it was in no small part thanks to Heath Ledger who played the Joker in Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Ledger burned the lines between character and actor, delivering a performance that remains one of the greats. It was true to the comics without being a boring copy. It was terrifying without being inaccessible. But most of all, it was awesome to watch his Joker on screen.
Batman is a superhero who ends up being boring as tar without the right villains to challenge him and Ledger rose to the challenge.
The media circus that surrounded his premature death and the Oscar he won posthumously remains a big part of the intrigue surrounding this performance. Giving rise to factoids and bits of trivia that are as creepy as they are inspiring. About an actor who was willing to go all out ot show audiences a good time.
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