Definitely my favorite Joker and, because of him, easily my favorite Batman movie.
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8 Little Known Tics In Heath Ledger’s Performance That Made Nolan’s Joker Awesome
The Joker embodies everything that was so revolutionary about The Dark Knight Trilogy. He was one of the most comic booky concepts and yet came out of the Nolan think tank as a realistic (as much a psychopathic clown could be), fully rounded human being. What still really amazes me, however, is that while he stole the show as far as iconography goes, the career defining performance didn't take away from The Dark Knight’s ensemble nature.
But as much as Christopher and Jonathan Nolan’s script (taking inspiration from the character’s vast and varied comic history), written with Ledger in mind, had a big part to play in shaping the character, there’s some amazing little tics Heath brought to the role. Famously locking himself away to perfect the characterization, he came up with these little things that you either don’t notice initially, or don’t appreciate their importance in making such a formidable screen villain. Here are eight of those genius strokes that defined the great actor’s legacy.