Your favorite Joker; Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger and why?
Heath Ledger..He went deep into the roll and played the part so well that it became his life and then his death. So to the late Heath Ledger, may he rest in peace.
I don't think the current Batman would have been possible without Tim Burton's Batman and I loved Jack Nicholson at the time. However, I'd have to say Ledger's Joker was a hell of a lot more creepy. (The music score during much of the movie did a tremendous job of making the Joker scenes even more disturbing.)
I vote for Ledger.
Nicholson's Joker took on the comic book Joker persona more accurately but Ledger's Joker was more captivating as a cinematic character, at least in my opinion.
There are so many reasons to vote for both. Jack Nicholson is an incredible actor with a nack for being crazy. He delivered the Joker with such mobid glee that his performance could never be forgotten. Heath Ledger, on the other hand, is an actor who was still up and coming before his unfortunate demise. He was a terrific actor, but his role as Joker was far beyond anything I expected from him. His joker was not full of glee. Rather, it was dark and morbid.
Unfortunately, in order for me to make this judgement, there would have to be some kind of similarity as to the heart of the character. I saw none. I don't compare the two and find no competition because the two styles are terrific and will always be in my mind.
My answer is in similar standing with some others here. Nicholson's Joker was great for the time and for the type of movie. The older Batman movies were more comic-book style and therefore tended to be more hoakie (though I still love those movies).
The new Batman movies take on a very realistic tone, to the point of being believable except for the fact that Gotham City does not really exist. Ledger's Joker fit this role perfectly and I thought was brilliantly acted. True, the score helped immensely in helping his character seem more frightening.
Overall, I like Ledger's Joker the best.
Well if The Dark Knight had been just a remake it would probably be a little bit easier to say, but seeing how Christopher Nolan took a different approach with The Batman story, it makes this question a bit more difficult to say. Both actors did incredible jobs on their performances and both movies were great, but to compare the two is simply madness. This question will be one of the questions that live on forever, just like what came first the chicken or the egg?
People will never agree except only to disagree. I like them both and honestly can't pick one over the other.
i pick heath ledger. he wasn't heath ledger he was the joker when he did this movie. it was like watching a real person in life. this is the kind of person i believe could be real. his makeup isn't perfect, hes ideas aren't unbelievable .Rachel in this movie look truly frightened by the jokers actions and voice. i was incredibly impressed by his portrayal. i could feel a sense of fear when i watch him. i laugh at his funny jokes. i don't know why. hes outrageous.
by ericabishop 6 years ago
3 years ago,i had a vision that Heath Ledger was going to die and I did not go to NYC to warn...him. based on the law of Responsibility, is his death somewhat my fault? I think it would be.
by Madman51 7 years ago
Hey you guys out there. What is your favorite Villan, bad guy or Monster. For me, number one has got to be The Joker, from The Dark Knight. It's errie to think that after Heath Ledger played that character died...That is scary in its own right. So what's yours?
by Joshua Zerbini 6 years ago
Which Jack Nicholson movie is your favorite?
by Marwan Asmar 6 years ago
There I said it! Jack Nicholson is a great actor, do you agree? What do you think are his best roles? For me they are all good.
by PhoenixV 21 months ago
What is your favorite Jack Nicholson movie?
by mattdigiulio 6 years ago
Who's the better actor: Robert De Niro or Jack Nicholson?Explain yourselves.
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