“You’ll see…” Fan-boys balked at Heath Ledger’s appointment as The Joker.
But who could predict the magic-trick daring with which the Casanova hunk would vanish beneath the scars and war paint of a lip-smacking, junkie-jumpy, rat-ragged, wolf-eyed, kinky-cruel, knifejuggling, kill-quipping mandog of a Mr J?
This is no highkicking, clown-smirking star turn: it’s a thorough, rigorous immersion in feral psychosis. “The most fun I’ve ever had... probably the most fun I ever will have playing a character,” Ledger said, with terrible prescience.
Greatest Moment: “How about a magic trick? I’m gonna make this pencil disappear...”
Also See: Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain), Dan (Candy), Robbie (I’m Not There).