Heath Ledger’s Diary Reveals Actor’s Obsession as The Joker

By Neha Bakshi | 2 years ago
Heath Ledger’s Diary Reveals Actor’s Obsession as The Joker
Who is the best Joker of all time? Is it Heath Ledger?

Heath Ledger will be remembered mostly for the cult he played in the name of Joker. Ledger played the role of Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film “The Dark Knight.” He got himself immersed in the role fully and hence became the most iconic antagonist in the history of movies. A recent clip from the German documentary called “Heath Ledger: Too Young to Die” revealed the stunning work he did on his character. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

The documentary revealed that Heath Ledger, 28, wrote a detailed dairy and developed his character specifics. Kim Ledger, father of Heath Ledger told Cinema Blend, “He pretty well locked himself up in a hotel, in his apartment, for a month or so, to sort of galvanise the upcoming character in his own mind.”

Kim recounted that this kind of immersion was “typical” of his son before taking on a role in any movie. “He would certainly immerse himself in the upcoming character. I think this was just a whole new level.”

The newly released footage showed that his dairy includes images of hyenas, Batman comics, ripped out pictures of clowns and stills from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. However, the scariest and strangest revelation Kim found in the last page of Heath’s diary were the words, “BYE BYE.”

The documentary revealed that Ledger was completely engrossed with his character and was not even sleeping during shoots. His obsession with his character might be the reason for his early demise. Heath Ledger unfortunately died due to accidental intoxication from prescription drugs on Jan. 22, 2008.

Ledger was nominated for 66th Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for  his performance in The Dark Knight and subsequently won the award in 2009 after his sad demise. Ledger was posthumously awarded after his unfortunate demise, IMDB noted.

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Neha graduated in Electronic Media and has worked with Timea group for 3 years. She is passionate about learning languages and is certified French Language Expert. She joined MNG in 2015.