Tom Waits – The Inspiration for Heath Ledger’s Joker?

 

A friend of mine told me to look up this 1979 interview with Tom Waits, because supposedly this was a huge inspiration for Heath Ledger’s terrifying, yet masterful, performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Watch the interview and then watch Ledger in action and see for yourself…

 

And for kicks, here’s a Tom Waits classic – staring Ledger’s Joker!

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