Jack or Heath: Who 's the best Joker?

Jack or Heath: Who 's the best Joker?

There are 183 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 18, 2008, titled Jack or Heath: Who 's the best Joker?. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Everyone's favorite white-faced, laughing, psycho murderer has shown up on the big screen again in The Dark Knight .

Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

jokers assisticant

Edmonton, Canada

#165 Jan 5, 2009
HEATH DUH!!!!!!!!!! WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE?!*runs away and starts to cry* i am totally obsessed with joker. but only in the dark knight.

Nachusa, IL

#166 Jan 7, 2009
I Agree with everybody who says Heath was the better actor. He was phenomenol!The way he Just BECAME the roll was freckin inspiring! even close to the end he was so into the roll that he wouldn't even speak to anyone unless they called him Joker! And I know he went insane and I can see why to tell you the truth playing a role like that. who wouldn't? Kudos Heath. Kudos.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#167 Jan 7, 2009
people the dark knight is the best batman movie ever heath ledger is the best joker ever and christian bale is the best batman ever,there is no doubt of that dont you people realize that...
Christopher Canido

San Jose, CA

#168 Feb 8, 2009
I say for top 5. 1.Heath ledger 2. Jack Nicholson 3. Mark Hamill 4. Cesar Romero 5. Kevin Micheal Richardson
Tim the tooltime

Nastola, Finland

#169 Mar 31, 2009
Jack is much better. He has the charisma and darkness.

Lake Mary, FL

#170 Mar 31, 2009
I saw the movie and I think it was okay. In my opinion, I think they hyped the movie due to Heath's passing. I wouldn't call him genius or anything - I think he played the psycopath well but it wasn't like stellar.

Seattle, WA

#171 Oct 11, 2009
heath ledger was the best.he did a good joker.I think he was the perfect joker for the dark knight.he also scared me real bad to.
unclean spirits

Charleston, WV

#172 Oct 11, 2009
jokers assisticant wrote:
HEATH DUH!!!!!!!!!! WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE?!*runs away and starts to cry* i am totally obsessed with joker. but only in the dark knight.
he didn't have to die, he chose drugs, they are a plague

Cumberland, MD

#173 Nov 3, 2009
Two different styles. The original Batman had more of a comic book type of directing style while the more recent Batman was more realistic. Jack wouldn't have played the the recent as good as Heath and vis versa. They both did a perfect job as the joker for the character that was trying to be portrayed in my opinion.
i love the joker

Zagreb, Croatia

#174 Jun 14, 2010
are you all seouries !!!!!!! HEATH LEDGER IS 1000000 BETER THEN JACK!!!!jack played a litle good but heath ledger hes the men
you all are crazy you even douth heath are you crazy
i love the joker

Zagreb, Croatia

#175 Jun 14, 2010
i love the joker

Zagreb, Croatia

#176 Jun 14, 2010

Zagreb, Croatia

#177 Jun 14, 2010
who thinks that heath should live i DOO
ball and biscuit

Malpas, UK

#178 Aug 6, 2011
Jack Nicholson is the best joker what are you people talking about?!

United States

#179 Aug 6, 2011
Really Health got it hand down but the real winner is in Sid Romero got it

Brooklyn, NY

#180 Jan 11, 2012
Both Jokers were great, but had their downsides to them. In Heath Ledger's case, I didn't like that they didn't have the Joker laughing gas. That's been The Joker's trademark since he 1st came into being. Jack Nicholson's Joker on the other was a weak coward scared of Batman when they fought and should've at least put up more of a fight & screamed like a little girl when he fell from the helicopter after Batman tied his leg to the gargoyle. Outside of that, I think they were both equally great imo.
Orin Sweetman


#181 Jul 20, 2012
Heath Ledger was a very good Joker but a bit too funny.

I thought Jack was brilliant and more serious. People say Ledger's make-up is more realistic but I'd say Jack's make up was more cleaner. Jack had a great death and had an origin of how he became The Joker but Ledger didn't. Ledger didn't even die but was taken in to custody. Wish that Ledger had an origin then he would have been excellent.

“I'm watching you”

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#182 Jul 20, 2012

Hopatcong, NJ

#183 Jul 28, 2012
The Joker commits crimes with comedic weapons such as a deck of bladed playing cards, an acid-squirting flower, cyanide-stuffed pies, exploding cigars filled with nitroglycerin, harpoon guns that utilize razor-sharp BANG!-flags, and a lethally electric joy buzzer. His most prominent weapon is his Joker venom, a deadly poison that infects his victims with a ghoulish rictus grin as they die while laughing uncontrollably.

Based on this, Heath's Joker was not the Joker. He was phenomenal, but he was not the Joker. He created a character of his own.

The Joker is characterized by his extremely twisted sense of humour. Now, I know that most of you will say,'Lack of gags? "Wanna see a pencil disappear?"'. That is one joke/gag. Only one of the plethora which he usually tells.

Example of the Joker's jokes:

Joker: Knock Knock
Batman: Who's there?
Joker: Not your parents.[Commences to laugh]

Joker: So this guy goes into the hospital, his wife's just had a baby and he can't wait to see them both. So he meets the doctor and he says, "Oh Doc, I've been so worried, how are they?". Then the doctor smiles and says, "They're fine, just fine. Your wife's delivered a healthy baby boy and they're both in tip-top form. You're one lucky guy." SO the guy rushes into the maternity ward with his flowers, but it's empty. His wife's bed is empty. "Doc?" he says and turns around; and the doctor and all the nurses wave their arms and scream in his face, "April Fool! Your wife's dead and your baby's a spastic!"

This is the twisted humour. Heath had no humour, and no gags/deadly toys. While Nicholson's had tons of gags/jokes AND he was created like the actual Joker was, in a vat of chemicals.

Liverpool, UK

#184 Sep 3, 2012
Jack Nicholson made that movie for me , he stole it!

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