Much like the backlash that Daniel Craig received being announced as the new 007 back in 2005, Heath Ledger took some heavy hits following his casting as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Every year there seems to be a tribute gallery shared from various movie sources, but the images of Ledger in this one from Moviepilot was very striking. In particular, the one of Ledger pointing he gun to the camera. He looks so unbelievably sinister, I can’t even recognize the Ledger that I knew from A Knight’s Tale or 10 Things I Hate About You. If there’s any image that justifies his incredible casting, it’s this one.
The small Moviepilot Tribute can be seen here.