See Heath Ledger's Joker Diary From Dark Knight
Documentary offers insight into Oscar-winning performance
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2013 4:51 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A clip making rounds on the web this week offers a fascinating insight into Heath Ledger's preparation for his Oscar-winning turn as the Joker in 2008 film The Dark Night. In the clip, taken from German documentary Too Young to Die, Ledger's father leafs through the actor's journal, showing notes, clippings, and drawings he used as inspiration for the performance, reports News. "He pretty well locked himself up in a hotel room for weeks," says father Kim. "He immersed himself in the upcoming character on every level." Written on one page: "BYE BYE."

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Jun 5, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
Are we still talking about this guy...really?!?
Jun 2, 2013 9:02 PM CDT
pointless post unless you speak, french.
Jun 2, 2013 7:34 PM CDT
Not many actors do what he did with the Dark Nigth Joker, he didnt´t only dedicate time to interpret a character as seen in the script he also helped to create a very unique Joker, one of the most memorable.