Heath Ledger as The Joker: A psychotic anarchist mastermind portraying himself as an "agent of chaos", who rises from the criminal underworld by wreaking havoc on Gotham and drawing Batman ever closer to crossing the fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
Christopher Nolan and his co-writer Jonathan Nolan suggested the Joker's first two appearances in 's issues of Batman as crucial influences. Just as in these issues of the Batman comic, the Joker's back-story is expanded upon little. Instead, the Joker is portrayed as an "absolute". To me, the Joker is an absolute.
There are no shades of gray to him — maybe shades of purple. He bursts in just as he did in the comics. It's a very thrilling element in the film, and a very important element, but we wanted to deal with the rise of the Joker, not the origin of the Joker. Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past, but had been unable to do so.
When Ledger saw Batman Beginshe realized a way to make the character work consistent with that film's tone, and Nolan agreed with his anarchic interpretation. To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance.
While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice that did not sound like Jack Nicholson 's take on the character in Tim Burton 's Batman film.
He was also given Batman: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth to read, which he "really tried to read [ But we kind of flew far away from that pretty quickly and into another world altogether.
On not being invited to reprise the Joker, Jack Nicholson remarked that he was "furious". In turn, responding to his initially-controversial selection to play the Joker, Ledger stated publicly, "It would not matter who is chosen to play the [Joker]. But I know at the end of the day you are never going to please anyone percent…I refuse to carbon copy a performance.
That would not be a challenge and it would be mocking Mr. Nicholson, whom I have much respect for. The Killing Jokeas well as his unreliable memory.
On January 22,after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Ledger died, leading to intense press attention and memorial tributes. In Marchfour months prior to the film's scheduled release, Larry Carroll reported that "like Batman himself, Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Christopher Nolan find themselves shifting gears between being secretive, superheroic and fighting back a deep sadness.
Nolan has dedicated the film in part to Ledger's memory, as well as to the memory of technician Conway Wickliffewho was killed during a car accident while preparing one of the film's stunts. Costume designer Lindy Hemming described the Joker's look as reflecting his personality—that "he doesn't care about himself at all"; she avoided designing him as a vagrant but still made him appear to be "scruffier, grungier", so that "when you see him move, he's slightly twitchier or edgy.
This corruption, this decay in the texture of the look itself. You can almost imagine what he smells like. During the course of the film, the Joker only once removes his make-up, causing it to become more unkempt and resemble an infection as it worsens.
Ledger described his "clown" mask, made up of three pieces of stamped silicone, as a "new technology", taking much less time for the make-up artists to apply than more-conventional prosthetics usually requires—the process took them only an hour—and resulting in Ledger's impression that he was barely wearing any make-up at all.
The Joker figure bared little resemblance to Heath Ledger, displaying a simple, cartoon-like face. This likeness would be used throughout most of the film's child-oriented marketing. In a first for Batman movie action figures, a 6-inch line of figures was produced called The Dark Knight Movie Masters.
Designed by The Four Horsemen and displaying a much closer level of detail and more articulation than the 5-inch figures. The Joker's action figure became very desired among collectors due to Heath Ledger's death.
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Also in addition they have released the Batman Legacy which featured The Joker disguised as a police officer in the line also which was sold in Stores.Jul 16, · Watch video · When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham.
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The Joker is a fictional character who appears in Christopher Nolan's superhero film The Dark Knight. Based upon the DC Comics character of the same name, he .
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