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Caine: Heath's Joker is "Stunning"
Author: Jett
Friday, November 30, 2007

It seems that the great Sir Michael Caine loves to talk -- here's the latest he had to say about TDK:

"Now, we have had Jack Nicholson, who is one of the greatest Jokers and one of the greatest characters in this kind of movie. I have worked with Jack and I know him really well. You do not really want to follow Jack into anything. Unless it's a nightclub...Heath Ledger stunned me. Jack played The Joker as sort of a benign nasty clown -- like a wicked uncle. Heath plays him like an absolutely maniacal murderous psychopath. You have never seen anything like it in your life. He is very, very scary.

I turn up every month or so and do a couple of bits then go back to London. I had to do this bit where Batman and I watch a video which The Joker sends to threaten us. So I'd never seen him, and then he came on the television in the first rehearsal and I completely forgot my lines. I flipped, because it was so stunning, it was quite amazing. Wait until you see it, it's incredible."

THE DARK KNIGHT hits theaters on July 18, 2008.

SOURCE: DIGITALSPY.CO.UK. (Thanks to "Chris M.")

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