But because there's no logic behind his mayhem, he's also truly terrifying.That his attacks grow larger each time, regardless of the collateral damage, makes him so genuinely disturbing.His sister Kate told : "Every report was coming out that he was depressed and that [the role] was taking this toll on him, and we're going, 'Honestly, it was the absolute opposite'."It couldn't be more wrong.
However, his family have since spoken out to refute those rumours.Questions have arisen about whether his overdose was really accidental. And some have even suggested that he was so depressed over his split with Michelle Williams — the mother of his only child, Matilda — that perhaps he no longer wanted to be alive.Antidepressants Linked To Male Infertility Friends and colleagues close to the late actor, however, insist that his death really was unintentional.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.