Heath Ledger Provides More Insight into The Joker

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In an interview with MTV, Heath Ledger referred to filming of The Dark Knight as an "exhausting process." He also delivered more insight into his portrayal of The Joker:

"He has zero empathy," the actor said, citing classic Stanley Kubrick as inspiration. "‘A Clockwork Orange' was a very early starting point for Christian [Bale] and I. But we kind of flew far away from that pretty quickly and into another world altogether."

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Read the entire interview here.

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Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight.

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