The Dark Knight featured a career-defining performance from Heath Ledger as Gotham’s clown prince of crime, The Joker. Now, before DC attempts to squeeze out as many Joker films out as possible, a new video showcasing the Heath Ledger Joker creation is now available for fans to see how this iconic performance came to life.
Oscar-winning Makeup artist John Caglione, Jr. is no stranger to comic book films, having won his award for his work on Dick Tracy in 1982. But when taking on the duties of bringing a Joker into Nolan’s universe, he knew it would be something entirely different than anything he had previously worked on. Caglione retraces his steps in creating Ledger’s Joker all the way back from when he first read the script in this new video by IGN titled How Heath Ledgers Joker Was Born.
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The video provides an in-depth reveal of how the people behind one of the genre’s most prestigious films created such an iconic villain that is constantly imitated but never authentically executed. Hand down The Dark Knight’s Joker is one of the best villains around and for this information to come out now makes the 10th anniversary even better. Fans everywhere will enjoy what this video has to offer and will never be disappointed when rewatching this Oscar-winning performance. The Dark Knight will forever live on as one of the greatest comic book live action films of all time.
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The Dark Knight Trilogy is Directed by Christopher Nolan and the three films have an ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robin John Blake, Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard (Ra’s al Ghul), Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow), Tim Booth as Victor “Mr.” Zsasz, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent (Two-Face), Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate (Talia al Ghul), and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (Catwoman).
The Dark Knight Trilogy is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital formats.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy
Avengers: Infinity War, but the film still has nothing on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Typically referred to as “The Dark Knight” trilogy, the series chronicles Bruce Wayne’s transformation from a scared child into the legendary hero of Gotham City. More than just exciting action films, each one of Nolan’s Batman flicks tackles complex themes and is packed full of exhilarating performances.
Now that it’s been ten years since the release of The Dark Knight, it feels like the perfect time to look deeper into the trilogy. Christopher Nolan and his team are very detail-oriented filmmakers, so there are a lot of hidden Easter eggs and exciting moments to dissect.
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