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Filling a crazed pair of shoes previously occupied by Jack Nicholson is no small feat for anyone, but Ledger managed to meet and well exceed all expectations for the twisty character and even went on to (deservedly) receive a posthumous Oscar for the wild performance. And there's a reason he was so good in the role: he worked his britches off to prepare.
In this video excerpt from a German documentary series called "Too Young to Die," the actor's father Kim Ledger introduces the world to the little-known diary he kept while readying himself for the movie.
Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.
That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »
We knew the Joker was down by law, but we never realized just how much until now.
We'll (unfortunately) never know for sure, but Heat Vision has conjured up pretty decent evidence that one of the main inspirations for Heath Ledger's particular interpretation of the villainous Joker in "The Dark Knight" may have been everyone's favorite poet-crooner-hipster, Tom Waits. Get More »
Batman is one popular fellow. Long before all this buzz surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises," Batman was the talk of the town, and we've got the video to prove it.
MTV has created a supercut of various characters from the six Batman movies released so far uttering the Caped Crusader's name. The video also gives you a glimpse at all of the different versions of Batman and his villains that have graced the silver screen over the years. You'll get a taste of the iconic performances (Christian Bale as Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger as The Joker) and those we'd rather forget (just about everyone involved with "Batman & Robin").
Whether you saw this post and thought, "Batman, who?" or can recite all the movies by heart, this video is a cine-tastic refresher course on all the Batmen and the bad guys who hate them through the years.
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Christopher Nolan's Batman series will reach its zenith this weekend when the capper on the trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," blasts its way into the geekosphere.
All you need to do to rise to the occasion is to have watched the previous two films, "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," about a thousand times like we have… or simply read our easily absorbed recap below.
Think of it as Reader's Digest, but with more grappling hooks. Get More »
When it comes to the movies, there are some certainties in life: The guy in front of you is going to be texting through the whole film, popcorn tastes better with butter and Denzel Washington is a hero. But when "Safe House" opens this Friday, all bets are off, as Washington turns heel to play one of the most sinister villains of the year, rogue CIA agent Tobin Frost.
Of course, this isn't the first time Washington has put on the black hat, but it got us thinking: What other Hollywood good guys have taken a ride on the wild side and smashed expectations by dirtying up their heroic reputations? For the answer, take a look at our ultimate countdown of Good Guys Gone Bad.
But watch your back. Because Denzel Washington is out there somewhere -- and there's no telling which side he's on this week.
It's officially autumn, and we're about to be inundated with prestigious films clamoring for critical acclaim and shiny awards. And do you know what a staple of intense dramas and biopics is? Old age makeup!
Hollywood relishes burying beautiful A-list stars underneath layers of latex sags and wrinkles, wispy wigs, milky contacts and age spots. Apparently nothing says "searing drama" like seeing your favorite actor or actress wither before your eyes.
We're not sure what saggy sights await us this season beyond Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar," but in honor of his Hoover jowls, we've created a gallery of Hot People Looking Old. Enjoy ... and maybe go buy some age-defying cream after viewing. You’ll feel better.