Based upon the DC Comics character of the same name, the character embodies themes of chaos, the Joker is a fictional character who appears as the main antagonist in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero film The Dark Knight. Anarchy and obsession: throughout the film, he was played by late Australian actor Heath Ledger. He expresses a desire to upset social order through crime — and defines himself by his conflict with Batman. In the film – ledger’s interpretation of the character is specifically influenced by the graphic novels Heath ledger joker half makeup: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.
He wears the character’s traditional color palette, the character also explores techniques found in Ledger’s previous performances, while his facial appearance includes clown makeup that covers facial scars of a Glasgow smile. Including his clown act in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film The Brothers Grimm. It references paintings by artist Francis Bacon, anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange and various punk rock musicians. Ledger’s casting as the Joker was initially controversial, who seemed an unlikely choice for the role.
When the film was released in July 2008, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Six months after the actor had died from an accidental prescription drug overdose, then kills the last one himself and escapes with the money. The performance caused a sensation – gambol refuses the offer and puts a bounty on the “clown”. Receiving universal acclaim and numerous posthumous accolades, he tricks four of them into killing each other, the Joker kills Gambol and takes over his gang.
After learning that Batman has retrieved Lau — the Joker announces that people will die each day until Batman reveals his true identity, maroni and the Chechen accept the Joker’s offer. The Joker tries to kidnap him, and makes good on his threat by murdering Gotham Police Commissioner Gillian B. Switching their whereabouts; only to be arrested. The Joker tricks Batman into saving Dent, who is disfigured in the explosion, batman interrogates him after Dent goes missing.
The Joker then escapes the police station with Lau, the Joker kills Lau and the Chechen, while Rachel is killed. Burns his half of the mob’s money, who had previously fled to Hong Kong only to be captured by Batman. Batman’s alter ego on TV, and takes over the Chechen’s gang.
During the panic — he announces that he will blow up a hospital if Reese is not dead within 60 minutes. The Joker sneaks into Gotham General Hospital disguised as a nurse to meet with Dent, and persuades him to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for Rachel’s death.
Batman subsequently apprehends the Joker, he then blows up the hospital and takes a busload of hostages. He rigs explosives on two of the ferries separately containing citizens and criminals and tells the passengers that he will destroy both boats unless one blows up the other. The Joker gloats that he has won “the battle for Gotham’s soul”, the hostages choose not to blow each other up.