While interviewing the iconic character The Joker aka Heath Ledger, the actor stated that playing the role of a joker was the best role he has ever done in his life. No doubt that those who have watched the movie The Dark Knight idolize joker as the ultimate supervillain. It is our bad luck that we had to lose such an extraordinary talent due to his untimely death.
Facts That We Bet You Didn’t Know About The Joker
However, the legend continues to live in our heart and keeping that in mind we are here with some of the interesting facts about the life of joker.
There isn’t any doubt about the fact that the actor was nothing less than a closed book holding in some untold secrets and facts about his life. For those who want to know more about this actor, here are some of the legendary facts.
- He Locked Himself Up
It was not a child’s play to adapt to the role of the joker. However, we can see from the movie how well Heath Ledger got the character and turned into the maniacal Joker. Doing that, the actor said, it wasn’t as easy as it looked. Apparently, he had to lock himself up for over a month in a hotel room. He said that the isolation and the lone time helped him though and perfected the role of Joker.
- Appearing Vicious
While Heath Ledger was the one who brought the character of the Joker to life, it was the look of the villain that gave him such a crazy avatar. Admit it, you love to see joker all crazed up with his scary eyes, vicious smile and spiked up hair. But many people don’t know that the look found its inspiration from the music sensation Sid Vicious.
- Tongue Tied
The actor had a habit of licking his lips a lot. The directors seemed to like the trait and put it in the movie. It certainly was a great help in the way that the joker should sound because the voice of the joker in the movie can’t be attained from a dry mouth, it needed to be moist.
- Age Is Just A Number
Many other actors have played the role of a joker in the Batman series but Heath Ledger is the youngest among all of them who have played the role of a joker. It was clear from the movie that he has done is far better than the other famous actors who have played the Joker.
- Scar Face
It might be a bit of a surprise to you fans that the iconic scars on the face of the joker are not really an inspired look from the Batman comic books. These scars on Joker’s face were actually inspired by the looks of a character in the novel of Victor Hugo which was known as The Man Who Laughs.
- Makeup Revelation
The makeup look of joker was designed by Heath Ledger for which he used makeup from a drug store. All the makeup artists had to do was to replicate the look every day.
So, there you go people, these are some of the facts about the life of the legendary actor Heath Ledger, who has also associated himself with the likes of Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Robert Simonds, Jake Gyllenhall, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and many more. How many of these did you know about? Let us know below!