Christopher Nolan Praises Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

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Christopher Nolan recently commented on the performance of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

"The psychopathic clown, that's an icon to stand with the guy with the ears and cape. It's just a wonderful visual relationship, and it's a terrifying image. I think he'd be very pleased to see we're just moving ahead as is. If you try to honor somebody, you honor them by respecting their work and putting it out there for as many people to see.

He was immensely proud of the work he did on the film. I feel a great burden to present that in an undistorted form."

Added Producer Charles Roven about Ledger's own reaction to final product: "He was just blown away by his own performance. He said, 'Can I see it again?' So he was really, really thrilled."

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The Dark Knight Quotes

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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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.

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