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Heath Ledger's Joker is Menacing

Heath Ledger's Joker is Menacing

The Clown Prince of Crime is creepy!

Here are the latest shots of Heath Ledger as the Joker and Christian Bale as Batman via AICN.

Check out this video of Today Show host Al Roker visiting the set of The Dark Knight. Roker chats with Bale, Aaron Eckhart (district attorney Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face) as well as director Christopher Nolan.

The Dark Knight has a tentative release date of July 18, 2008. Filming concluded last month.

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  • M

    too creepy!

  • yfw


  • TheLostGrl

    He looks like hell 90% of the time anyway!

  • Just me…

    He looks very crazy :D

  • anna

    um he looks kind of creepy

  • meggie12

    to me he looks like he has found his true self in this)

  • vicky

    I’d say he looks funny rather than creepy

  • Kirsty


  • Oh boy

    I think the whole point is for him to look creepy guys, he is after all the joker.

    But I still don’t get why him, there’s a ton of other actors I think, better capable of playing the joker.

    Was it politics or what that got him the part?

  • mclovin

    That’s awesome!

  • poodle puddle

    Wow thats creepy. Heath Ledger is like the new Johnny Depp. But with actual talent.

  • vicky

    I’m sorry but Johny Depp is 10 times more talented than Heath

  • anonymus

    They are both talented.
    But I do have to admit that I am more of a Johnny fan ;)

  • [~Famous~]

    That’s actually an improvement for Heath.

  • alex p


  • caroline

    i don’t like his makeup. i liked the joker with jack nicholson. his make-up was more.. clean, y’know? heath’s just looks messy. but still, i’m looking forwards to the movie. :]

  • John S

    Oh yeah, psychopaths are no fun unless they wear slick makeup and nice suits. So lovable!

    Go get some bubblegum.

    I’m ready for Heath’s version. The guy’s too good.

  • Webb

    He and Maggie G. will ruin the film for me.

  • LANA


  • mamasarah

    Jack will always be the only Joker for me. This town needs an enema!

  • mamasarah

    Seriously? Censored?! Crikey.

  • chris

    Heath is a superb actor and will doubtless be the definitive Joker. Nicholson relied too much on the makeup to do the acting. His will be seen in retrospect as simplistic and one dimensional. Ledger will give it really evil vibes. I can’t wait.

  • rail

    What an inspired performance. Heath Ledger will be greatly missed, what a tremendous loss.

  • SHer

    As an Australian, I am so sad that one of our own has left us before his time – not only a great actor and person, but a great Aussie, who loved his country and never forgot where he came from.
    He will be the definitive Joker – he could do anything, and with such intensity and drive, it comes across the screen so clearly how brilliant an actor he was. Go and watch ‘Candy’ or ‘Two Hands’ (Aussie movies) and u will see what I mean.
    God Bless Heath – all of Australia is grieving for you… we are sad we will not see your smile or feel your presence anymore, but we will love u always.

  • andres

    he got the role BEACUSE he was the only actor with a BIG INTEREST in the character , it was like his dream to play the joker that’s why nobody will top his play on the joker

  • ladys man 127

    i love the joker but the new batman suit i dont like at all

  • Vinsanity013

    While not the most obvious choice for the role of the Joker, in retrospect, I think we’re already seeing that the part was cast absolutely perfectly. This is the added dimension that this villian needed… badly.
    But the reason I took the time to write something is that it’s about time I heard someone else say something about the new batsuit. From the shots I’ve seen, I’m not liking it too much either.

  • Vinsanity013

    Oh, and also, it wasn’t his life’s dream to play the joker as he did not even grow up reading comic books and never even considered himself a big super hero fan. Nonetheless, he nailed the character of the Joker perfectly.

  • Star Carlton

    If the joker was played by a mexican – would they rename him

    yoker ?

  • http://serafin Starmaker

    Hey the first teaser trailer ! was ! The Jokers

  • http://serafin Starmaker

    Can you rename the joker?

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  • emma

    does anybody else fantasize about him ?

  • aaron12345

    Just saw Dark Knight last night. I have no reservation about saying that it IS the best movie I have ever seen. There are so many elements in this movie that were unexpected and so well played out by the entire cast. Never was a huge Heath Ledger fan, but he STOLE the show. His Joker is something God awful sCaRy! The movie world lost a HUGE talent when he passed away. Johnny Depp? Sorry – after seeing Heath last night, I don’t even see how you can put him in the same category as Heath.

  • loraine filicia

    I just went to see The Dark Knight, and let me tell you: Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker was completely demented and extremely menacing, but still totally freaking amazing. I think he deserved that roll very much, he was a way better Joker than Jack Nicolson could ever amount to. Rest in Peace Heath, we’ll always love you.

    Loraine Filicia

  • joker

    Jack did do a good job at the Joker, but Heath definitely out-played him. It was probably the best acting I’ve seen in a looong time.

  • killing joke

    are you blind – all Jack did was copy Caessr Romero’s tv joker…what is so hard and “dark” about that?. i think heath was perfect in his role and no one else could do better, i dont think any one could act out a spsychopathic, schizophrenic, with zero empathy as good as heath.
    heath deservs an award for his amazing performance

  • BOB

    I’ve seen the movie and heath ledger was the best choice eva!!! some of you are crazy

  • Molly Moon

    oh my gosh , that movie has got to be the best movie ever i love it, i mean the scaryness of it just makes it like, awesome, there are no words and i love heath ledgers acting in this movie, so real

  • peaches and cream

    before heath died ppl were saying harsh things about him(looking at the early comments)then after he dies ppl are now kissing up to him very very fake ppl anyway r.i.p