Fion wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 11:33:
The image of the day is perfection. As much as everyone lauded Jack Nicholson for his performance as The Joker he 'knows' he was bested in every way possible by Heath Ledgers performance. So the look on his face is.. precious beyond words.
How was he "bested" by Heath Ledger? If Ledger hadn't died shortly after the movie, everyone would have said he was good, and nobody would have cared anymore. It's the River Phoenix Syndrome. Make a decent movie, die, and suddenly you're this Legendary actor.
Jack Nicholson's Joker was played in a completely different movie, with a far different tone and set-up. If Jack had to play the Joker in the Dark Knight, he'd have played him a lot darker and more psycho crazy too. Instead, he had to play the Joker in a fairly light-hearted Batman, so they went the comedy route.
That said, for Jack to get so pissy about it is just stupid.