Posts tagged "the joker"

Did Tom Waits Inspire Heath Ledger’s Joker?

Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in "The Dark Knight" is one of the most chillingly original performances on screen -- but perhaps the late actor was influenced by other characters in pop culture? Like, say, gravely voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits? Watch this 1979 interview with Waits and try and tell me the vocal inflectio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2012

Heath Ledger’s Baby Mama Is Dating Spike Jonze

Michelle Williams has been struggling to remain strong for daughter Matilda after Heath Ledger's death in January. But now, she seems to have found some happiness with director Spike Jonze. "Michelle kissed Spike with a closed mouth on the corner of his lips," says an eyewitness to who saw the couple leaving Jonze's Manhattan apartment.
By: Annika Harris / July 25, 2008

Quickies!

Fans of The Dark Knight, which made an estimated $155.3 million in its opening weekend, are just as insane as the Joker. [Candy Kirby] Writer Erin Mantz steps into the world of a suburban swingers club, to do research, of course. [Tango] Sure, spreading office gossip may feel therapeutic at first,…
By: Annika Harris / July 21, 2008

Christian Bale On Heath Ledger & The Joker

Countdown to The Dark Knight! Christian Slater Bale, the film's Batman, was on The Today Show this morning and got to talking about co-star Heath Ledger. He disputes the rumors that part of the reason Heath was doing drugs that resulted in an accidental overdose is because he was "too immersed" in the character of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Heath Ledger

Today would have been Heath Ledger's 29th birthday (it's also the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, lest you think we've forgotten what's really important). While we're still so sad that Heath left the world in such a tragic and unexpected way, we can't wait to see his final contribution to the film industry…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2008