Sometimes, just sometimes it is more satisfying to read great movie lines rather than watching scenes on You Tube. So here’s 10 – well actually it’s 11 but who’s counting – of the very best from the late great Heath Ledger’s stunning portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight. It was these words and the way he said them – along with his mesmerising mannerisms (Note * the licking of the lips in particular !) that earned him a richly deserved Academy Award. Enjoy.
“It’s simple. We kill the Batman.”
“You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever. “
“You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push ! “
“And here… we… go !”
“I’m a man of simple tastes. I like dynamite, and gunpowder… and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They’re cheap !”
“Wanna know how I got these scars ?”
“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”
“Why don’t we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hmm? And then we’ll see how loyal a hungry dog really is.”
“How about a magic trick ?… I’m gonna make this pencil disappear…. Ta-daa! It’s… it’s gone.”
” Why so serious ?”
And of course, especially in an unforgettable Oscar winning performance, always save the best for last…..
“Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the… little emotions. In… you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards ?”
Heath Ledger R.I.P.
© BRWC 2010.
We hope you're enjoying BRWC. You should check us out on our social channels, subscribe to our newsletter, and tell your friends. BRWC is short for battleroyalewithcheese.