Best Actors That Portrayed The Joker In the Batman Franchise
The Top Ten
Let's face it, the Joker has been done to death but Heath Ledger was definitely the best Joker.
Simply amazing. The interrogation scene is one of the greatest scenes I've ever seen. His portrayal of the joker was incredible. Without a doubt the best joker.
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
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
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.
From Batman: TAS to Killing Joke. Mark Hamill is the best. He was amazing in Killing Joke. My wish is always granted when he plays as Joker in the graphic novel I always love. He was awesome in the Arkham Games big time. He deserves to be number 1 than Heath Ledger. - asantalo
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 is The 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.
My sisters true love
My favorite character on this show, amazing acting and interessting story.
He doesn't Need Makeup to Look like joker, unlike Heath ledger's joker.
To me, Joaquin's joker is the best of all, his acting, his charisma onscreen, everything's perfect
Heath ledgers joker is nothing but a showoff, that's an iconic joker because it looks iconic but not acting, I'm not being rude but actually there's no acting at all in Heath's joker, everyone is so obsessed with heath because he's expired, we are living in a society where people think that a Dead person is legend
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker was tremendously crafted and well written.People like Heath Ledger because he played "The Joker" in the comic books but when it comes to acting,Joaquin is the best and heath is overrated and we can't even compare Joaquin to mediocre actors like Heath Ledger.
Oscars 2020 should be the one that makes Joaquin win the oscar
Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is the Joker people should be terrified about.I mean his joker is the best.Heath ledger's Joker is just good. Not the best and Heath Ledger's Joker is over hyped and over rated
Stop disrespecting Heath by saying he's overrated as he's dead.
It's absolutely cruel to do that.
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
Heath or Hamill Jokers were really good, but this one was the first one that actually gave me chills the Joker should give. Creepy, insane and suprisingly very likeable.
Until I have played this game I thought there can't be better Joker than Hamill or Ledger.
I was so wrong...
Jon Doe is definitelly my favourite Joker. Despite the fact he is one of very few Jokers that can actually care for someone, and all the good things he has done, his mental illnes was showed so realistic he was giving me the creeps every time he appeared.
Also seeing him work together with batman was pure gold!
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
Wait, he was in the 2004 series, not the New Batman Adventures. - th3d4rkkn1ght
His voice was great. But the concept of Joker looks terrible. - asantalo
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.
I thought he was good. But not the best. - asantalo
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
Its voice acting was too damn priceless. (Great Joker 9/10) - pLix33
He mimicke dHamil perfectly in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong
I love his voice. Really underrated. - girlcool
The Most Underrated Joker performance - WWEWBMortalKombatFan
He was good. I hope he plays the Joker again. - girlcool
Very underrated. - girlcool
He should've been Joker more times than one
He is an amazingly underrated Joker and I just don't know why.
The Joker wasn't even in Beware the Batman. - th3d4rkkn1ght