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Location: Death Valley
Re: Did Heath Ledger REALLY earn the Oscar a few years ago?
I don't know if he deserved the Oscar or not. But I will say one thing. I didn't see what was so special about Ledger's performance. I mean sure, it stole the show, but it was a standout performance in a film I consider grossly overrated, so that doesn't say much.
Anyway, my understanding of the Joker character can be distilled into the following points:
- The Joker should horrify you.
- The Joker should make you laugh.
- The Joker should even make you uncomfortably feel sympathy for him, despite his macabre methods and wicked ways.
My problem is, Heath's depiction didn't make me feel any of this. As opposed to the guy in my avatar, this being my favourite depiction of Batman's arch nemesis (not to mention my favourite Batman flick, and my favourite film of all time).
Four years on, and I still can't work out what everyone sees in Ledger's performance. It was good, but not as sublime as everyone suggests it was. In the end, he never really felt like The Joker, per se - just some crazy guy in facepaint.
- JBL commentating on the Undertaker.
He is the cornerstone of WWE and he is the reason that this business runs.
Last edited by Phenom; 11-07-2012 at 09:21 AM.