Best Actors That Portrayed The Joker In the Batman FranchiseMatrixGuy
The Top Ten
The way I see it, there are two ways you can be the best joker; animated and live action. Hamill is clearly the latter and Ledger, the former. If these two had switched places in their versions, neither would ever held up. They basically both just made their own versions of the character and completely owned those versions.
Ledger gets the edge over Hamil to me. He played Joker so perfectly that I really don't think anyone will perfect a villain like he did with Joker. He made Joker seem believable, and completely insane on the big screen. Joker was thought of as some insane clown before The Dark Knight, now you think of him as just an insane dude. He's a huge reason why The Dark Knight is, in my opinion, the best superhero movie ever made. - JohnnyBoy1246
Pre-2008, you think of the joker as some weird clown guy. Post-2008, you think of the joker as something made of pure nightmares.
2016: " the joker is so hot with Harley Quinn and tattoos are sexy" I hate Jared Leto joker - Alxg_mez
Heath Ledger was definitely the best at playing the Joker and I'm not just saying that because he's dead. The Dark Knight was a great movie and the Joker had really cool makeup. - Catlover2004V 5 Comments
He has that iconic bone chilling voice and laugh that the joker should have. He has been the joker for over 20 years featuring in animation to the Arkham games that have made the joker a iconic and loved character without Hamill the joker wouldn't be as popular since he appeared In all forms of media appealing to children to teens to adults.
As compelling as Ledger was, no actor brought the character to the screen quite as well as Mark. And he did it with just his voice! Admittedly superior writing and a flawless animation design aided him but still, that voice. No voice has captured as character with such finesse in history except for maybe his father, James Earl Jones. - DysenteryGary
The fact that Heath Ledger is number one shows how uneducated people are about batman. Ledger didn't play joker, he played some insane guy with white makeup that's all, he didn't act anything like the traditional Joker everyone loved. Hamill is the joker, when you imagine the joker, you hear Hamill. Any educated Batman fan will say Hamill is Joker, not Ledger. - roflcash4
Hamill was a fantastic Joker but he never had to actually act as The Joker. He said that he would never be able to portray the character on screen whereas Ledger had to not only create a great Joker voice but also have the body language and act like the Joker. He became the Joker. And as for the comic accuracy, it's an adaptation and Ledger was going for the more modern take on the character not the silver age version. And if you look at the more recent Batman comics Joker is very similar to Ledger's Joker. - HarryPotter12
Yes, definitely. - Oxymoron15V 18 Comments
He is the most comic accurate representation of the joker yet so you got to give him that for sticking true to the comics.
Nicholson all the way!
He was awesome. He was the first Joker and he inspired future versions of the character. The Joker messing around with art was first used in an episode of the 1960s show, not the 1989 film. Also Heath Ledger's Joker laugh sounds similar to Cesar Romero's laugh. - girlcool
He did so good in Under the Red Hood! - Not_A_Weeaboo
His voice was great. But the concept of Joker looks terrible. - asantalo
What is the point of having him in the top 10 twice? - CaptainMowzker
He is the best joker
This actor was playing Jerome, not the Joker. It's not the real Joker so this actor should be on a different list. - girlcool
This guy is great. The Prototype Joker is awesome. He even gets a name, Jerome.
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I really loved his Joker, I hate how they basically cut him out of the movie, he deserved way more screen time; also Catwoman should have been in this movie. I LOVE Harley Quinn, but it was basically her movie. Katana got like 2 lines. - Stevenuniversefangirl
He was okay. More of a creep than psychopath. Doesn't stand anywhere close to Ledger, Hamill, or Nicholson
Leto is to punk and tattooed to really be the joker he doesn't have the look of Nicholson, the personality of ledger or the voice of Hamill to really reletate to the joker. He seems just like some street gang leader who likes pink and green.
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He is very good. When I first heard him in Assault on Arkham I thought he was Hamill. He also did a great job in Arkham Origins. - JasonTodd
I think that he did great in Arkham Origins. - asantalo
He mimicke dHamil perfectly in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong
I love his voice. Really underrated. - girlcool
He was good. I hope he plays the Joker again. - girlcool
Seriously? Why isn't this guy ranked higher? Did anyone on this list even play the game? It's one of the best portrayals of the Joker ever. You actually pity the Joker!
Also, he makes a nice Impression of Harrisson Ford
Very underrated. - girlcool
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Top Remixes (16)
2. Lennie Weinrib (The New Adventures of Batman)
3. Kevin Michael Richardson (The New Batman Adventures)
2. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
3. Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989)
2. Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989)
3. Michael Emerson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
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