9 Things Heath Ledger Did As The Joker That Made It Iconic

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Heath Ledger won an Oscar for being the Joker in The Dark Knight.

But, his preparation for greatness began much earlier, and then even once he got on set there were things he did that made his Joker downright iconic. 

We discovered 9 facts about Ledger's take on the Joker that will make that superhero villain go down as one of movie history's best. 

Watch The Dark Knight online and you can see it in every frame he commands. Heck, even his The Dark Knight quotes just drip with Ledger's legendary turn. You can hear him talking, just by reading his lines!

Click through and discover 9 things that made Heath Ledger's turn as the Joker so extraordinary!

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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.

Lt. James Gordon

Wanna know how I got these scars? My father was....a drinker. And a fiend. And one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. Turns to me and he says "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife,"Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth. "Lets put a smile on that face!" And..... Why so serious?

The Joker