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Your favorite Joker; Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger and why?

  1. StixBrown profile image58
    StixBrownposted 8 years ago

    Your favorite Joker;  Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger and why?

  2. cherese j nunez profile image54
    cherese j nunezposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    spradligposted 8 years ago

    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.

  4. EdG. profile image60
    EdG.posted 8 years ago

    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.

  5. hfc7036 profile image61
    hfc7036posted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. Movies TV Shows profile image55
    Movies TV Showsposted 8 years ago

    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.

  7. DizMikie profile image53
    DizMikieposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. boorussell profile image55
    boorussellposted 8 years ago

    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.