You just couldn't let me go, could you?

See, this is how crazy Batman's made Gotham! If you want order in Gotham, Batman must take off his mask and turn himself in. Oh, and every day he doesn't, people will die. I'm a man of my word.

I took Gotham's white knight, and brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. Y'see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little...push.

The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules!

See, I'm not a monster...I'm just ahead of the curve.

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.

Call me when you want to start taking things a little more seriously.

People will die. Starting tonight. I'm a man of my word.

The Joker: Are you the real Batman?
Brian: No.
The Joker: No? Then why do you dress like him?
Brian: He's a symbol... that we don't have to be afraid of scum like you.
The Joker: Oh, you do Brian, you *really* do!

Let's turn the clocks back. A year ago, these cops and lawyers wouldn't dare cross any of you. I mean, what happened? Did your - did your balls drop off? Hmm?

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?

[to Batman] You didn't think I'd risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fistfight with you, did you?

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The Joker is one of the most iconic roles in movie history. Jack Nicholson originated the role in the first Batman film, and now the part belongs to Heath Ledger. Sadly, it was the actor's final role. But it was an incredible one, at least.

Played By
Heath Ledger
Full Name
The Joker