Heath Ledger stole the show with his exceptional performance as The Joker on screen. Proven to be a true method actor, the authenticity with which he played the character has left an ever lasting impact on the audience. The comic history behind this creepy villainous character is varied and vast. And Ledger had the perfect fanatical understanding of The Joker’s character. No doubt, he put up an outstanding show with his final performance in The Dark Knight (2008).
Heath Ledger got a lot of appreciation for his performance in the movie. His green haired fiend overshadowed the rest of the cast from the moment he appeared on screen. The purple trench coat, the devious make-up and the tongue stick out was successful in sending chills down the spines. It is said that the tongue stick out was Ledger’s personal improvisation of The Joker’s character. Apart from the look, the surrealistic dialogues of The Joker were impactful as they were being delivered spectacularly on screen. After all, the devil always gets the best lines!
Christopher Nolan shaped the character of The Joker, keeping Ledger in mind. The best moments of the movie are when calm scenes are accentuated by mind-boggling explosions and Ledger’s reaction to them. It is hard to miss those cold dialogues by The Joker which are mixed with black humor that happen to hold some substance of truth. Ledger plays the role of a psychopathic clown effortlessly and his performance completes the movie. Nolan’s Joker will always be legendary. Do you agree ?