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The Joker Is Revealed!
Author: Jett
Monday, November 26, 2007

"Hes just an absolute sociopath,
a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown

The big reveal of Heath Ledger as The Joker via EMPIREONLINE.COM/HEISCOMING.

Heath Ledger as The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT (© Warner Bros.)

* "I definitely feared it [taking the role of The Joker/living up to fan's expectations], although anything that makes me afraid I guess excites me at the same time. I dont know if I was fearless, but I certainly had to put on a brave face and believe that I have something up my sleeve. Something different...

* "[My Joker is] a combination of reading all the comic books I could that were relevant to the script and then just closing my eyes and meditating on it. I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices - it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath - someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. Hes just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown, and Chris has given me free rein. Which is fun, because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."


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