12 Interesting Facts About Heath Ledger Role in The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan, the director, kicked off probably the most celebrated and praised trilogy of batman by the movie, Batman Begins. This movie illustrated the origin of batman, his rise and recognition in the city of Gotham. The movie ended traditionally, with the villain dead and the city saved but surely, more was still to come.

Next in the line was Dark Knight which was, undoubtedly, the most famous creation of Nolan. While, the plot of the film was great, so was the action and armory provided by the batman with his stylish batmobile and bat suit. But above all, it was the role of the Joker, played by Heath Ledger which raised the popularity of the film by huge margin. It was, as they say, the perfect joker and villain at the same; cunning, clever, scary and violence loving. The movie starts with a bank robbery where all the thieves are wearing joker masks and they are instructed to kill one another to get greater share in stolen money. Here, the skill of joker is shown who, at the end, escapes the bank building in a school bus loaded with money. Now, this joker has gained the attention of higher police authorities and Batman.

The most aspiring thing about the role of Heath Ledger as the joker was his devotion, natural expressions and superb dialogues. No wonder, people still remember joker by his renowned dialogues in the Dark Knight. Some of the famous joker quotes are; “Why so serious, Let’s put a smile on that face!” , “If you are good at something, never do it for free” , “ The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules” and more. There are some hidden facts that you did not know about The Joker, aka Heath ledger.

1- Heath Ledger is the Joker!

The role of Joker was specially and specifically written for Heath Ledger. Hence, he enforced himself into role and prepared accordingly.

Heath Ledger Was The MAN!
Heath Ledger Was The MAN!
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2- Who Was Matilda in Reality?

Joker’s short role as a nurse went unnoticed. No one recognized the name tag on the nurse, it read Matilda. Heath Ledger’s daughters name is Matilda Ledger.

Matilda Ledger!
Matilda Ledger!
3- After the Role, Heath had a new Habit

While playing the role of joker, Heath developed funny set of habits. One of them was tongue rolling which may be the outcome of the distinguished make-up on Heath’s face.

Heath's Rolling Tongue Habit After The Role.
Heath’s Rolling Tongue Habit After The Role.