What Michelle Pfeiffer and Heath Ledger were doing in both of these movies in roles that haven’t always inspired actors or even been taken seriously by them is art, pure and simple. These star turns are film-elevating stylized tragicomedy, so highly peculiar that they could have only come from inspired character actors, so mesmerizing that they could have only come from movie stars. This Catwoman and this Joker are filled with such vivid specificity that though these roles which will surely be played by dozens more actors in the next 100 years, they will always belong to Heath and Michelle.

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'The Dark Knight', Christopher Nolan (2008)

Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not! Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these… these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.

We miss you, Heath Ledger.


In preperation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger not only read the comics that went along with the script for The Dark Knight, but also locked himself away in a hotel in London where he formed a little diary and experimented with voices.

Here is what went on in that diary:

Jesters, clowns and jokers appear among the images in the diary, as do pictures of actor Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

And, of course, images of THE Joker from the Batman comics.

The actor wrote out his lines for the hospital scene by hand in the diary.

The Make-Up Test

The Goodbye…

"I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath — someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. He’s just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown."