Glimpse Heath Ledger’s creepy Joker diary from The Dark Knight
Without Heath Ledger, it’s doubtful that Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster sequel The Dark Knight would still be considered the greatest comic book film of all time. The late actor, who tragically died from accidental acute intoxication months before the film’s July 2008 release, would go on to terrify millions of audiences worldwide with his frightening and eventually Oscar-winning performance as Batman’s nefarious foe, The Joker. To his credit, Ledger dissolved himself into the role as he ran across the streets of Chicago, Illinois, hidden behind worn-out, caked-in makeup and a wicked overcoat — so much so that a few names have even inferred such devotion led to his untimely demise.
Now, a German documentary titled Heath Ledger: Too Young To Die sheds light on the actor’s life and methods, which naturally includes his stunning work on The Dark Knight. In one related clip, his father, Keith, flips through one creepy journal that Heath kept while filming as the ghastly clown. “So, this is the diary…
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