Heath Ledger: Life in pictures

Reconceiving the Joker Ledger took on the role of the Joker in the sequel to Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” a daunting task in that Jack Nicholson’s 1989 depiction of the character is considered iconic. From early trailers, it looked like Ledger’s joker would be darker, grittier and more terrifying than Nicholson’s.
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