So I got into an interesting discussion earlier about Jack Nicholson as a the joker versus Heath Ledger.
Some like the kill and dance type of joker style like Jack's joker. Others like the asylum insanity of Ledgers joker.
Now I am not trying to detract from either's showing of the joker. Both did a phenomenal job. But it might come down to personal preference. Another
poster pointed out that both types are represented in the comic books, the more funny killer or the very dark joker. Me personally, no one can do
crazy like Jack. If you can kill someone and dance in a circle around them laughing like crazy, is more crazy to me then the very dark and brooding
joker, the killer in the makeup.
So what are your thoughts? Opinions? both great representations? both valid? If there are any hardcore comic fans, maybe they can give a good insight.
What no option for Cesar Romero??? He would lose to Jack and Heath in a second, but cmon at least have the option.
Seriously though, bth have their moments, but I would have to go with the truly dark and crazy Heath Ledger. That was the part of the Joker's
personality that always intrigued me. Reading the comics from an early age I was always fascinated with the Joker's demented side, not so much the
ha-ha joker side. Its a real shame that we will never get to see that representation again.
Interesting point. And I agree they are two different genres and hard to compare. But no one does crazy like Jack. heath was generally a nice guy.
Which is probably why Jack could handle the role better.
so Heath did really have to step outside of himself to do it.
Jack's is funny on top of creepy. I love the pencil scene with Heath. The cosmetic surgery scene with Jack was creepy also. But he had funny lines
like: Never rub another man's rhubarb
I realize the differences when Jack one was more comic book standards in that he is the way he is because of falling into toxic sludge
Heath is more crazy and dark because his father slashed his face. I think the two different descriptions describe the two different ideals.
Now I wonder how Nicholson would of done doing a the darker joker.
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