Heath Kept A Wacko Journal For Joker

Heath Ledger’s completely film-stealing performance in “The Dark Knight” was so fascinating precisely because of how innovative it was. Everyone questioned how he could live up to Jack Nicholson’s version of The Joker but instead he created a completely new vision of him, and one of cinema’s greatest freaks. The fact that he locked himself in a hotel room for over a month to get in the mindset of the warped character is well known, but less so is the journal he created and used as inspiration for the character. Featured in a trailer for a documentary about the actor’s life that was posted last year, the journal is only being picked up on properly this week.

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