Bale – who is notorious for his method acting, which has seen him lose lots of weight, and, erm, gain lots of weight – explained that even he thought Heath was taking things too far with his demands to be punched."He was slamming himself around," explained Bale."And there were tiled walls inside of that set which were cracked and dented from him hurling himself into them.With all due respect to the enjoyable camp buffoonery of past Jokers like Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson, Ledger makes them look like -- well, clowns.Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter Ledger's performance is a beauty.
That his attacks grow larger each time, regardless of the collateral damage, makes him so genuinely disturbing.
Mark Dinning, Empire As was, perhaps, always inevitable, The Dark Knight is Ledger’s movie. From his menacing, pencil-packing greeting to Gotham’s Mob fraternity, to the threat and fire he conjures in exchanges with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s sexy, sophisticated brief and “The Bat-maaan”, to the Sophie’s choice surprises of the third act, he is pure, powerful, immense. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone I can only speak superlatives of Ledger, who is mad-crazy-blazing brilliant as the Joker.
Miles from Jack Nicholson's broadly funny take on the role in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, Ledger takes the role to the shadows, where even what's comic is hardly a relief.
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Like so many handsome, talented stars who die young, Heath Ledger has become the subject of great attention and speculation since his untimely passing in 2008 at the age of 28.