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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The Dark Knight Quotes

See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like gunpowder...and dynamite...and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They're cheap!

The Joker

I had a vision, of a world without Batman. The mob ground out a little profit and the police tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Mr.Reese spoiling everything, but why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Coleman Reese isn't dead in sixty minutes then I blow up a hospital.

The Joker