Why So Serious?

On a much lighter pop-culture, entertainment note. As one of the most iconic and recognized villains in popular media. The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the 1966 Batman television series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s Batman, and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Mark Hamill (AKA: Luke Skywalker) provided the funny but sinister voice for the character in BATMAN: The Animated Series.

Jack Nicholson as The Joker

Jack Nicholson as The Joker

 

On the absence of Heath Ledger who won an Oscar for his portrayal of the The Joker “clown prince of crime” in the mega blockbuster The Dark Knight, who will fill the void of the other villainous characters in the rogues gallery for Warner Bros. in the next BATMAN movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Heath Ledger as The Joker

 

Heath’s nailed the dark role of The Joker, but his makeup or lack their of in my opinion made the whole character work. Local Mount Sinai, NY’s resident and Oscar nominated, award-winning makeup artist John Caglione Jr. was the artist behind the freakish face paint. Check out the other films John Caglione Jr. has worked on at www.johncaglionejr.com.

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