The Best Joker actor
It's just a shame that he is pretty much done with acting now unless someone does something big like make another Batman game and they just need him, so that means no more classic Joker for any feature animated shows and what not.
I hated Arkham City just because they killed that joker off.
John Dimaggio does a good Joker laugh but that's about it with him.
Hamill's Joker is more universal and true to the character mixing moments of comical whimsy with moments of outright terrifying menace.
Also, Ledger's Joker is by far the closest to the original Joker in the comic books before everything became all politically correct.
Exactly my thoughts. I wasn't even aware Mark Hamill VOICED the Joker at all until this thread came along.01/31/2013 06:49 PMPosted by PadgagersComparing a voice actor to a screen actor. Okay.
I was going to rate them from Best to Worst, or at least decent but not ok or best.... but there's too much thought work involved.
Personally, I liked Heath Ledger as the Joker the most. VERY good performance, and it's done in a more dark tone than in previous incarnations. Cesar Romero is a next best, considering he just kept the ball rolling and did so in a very comedic manner.
Jack Nicholson is either a tie with Cesar or the next best. Kind of a cross between Heath and Cesar even though he played the Joker long before Heath did. VERY comedic but also dark toned.
And really, as far as Mark Hamill is concerned, I vaguely remember that Jokers voice from some scenes from that series when I was a kid.... Not much of an impact since I didn't care for that series then. But it was mainly due to having a difficult time following, or at the very least getting time to watch it when it was on TV.
And I haven't seen much of it since then. But I do remember the voice work was pretty good. But here again.... I only consider there to be 3 Jokers since one of them was just a voice actor.
I grew up thinking Mark Hamill was amazing in that role, given that he was not actually in front of the camera, our viewpoint into Gotham. As I aged, I started to notice that his performance was impeccable to say the least. What struck me wasn't the animated Joker's laugh; it was his occasionally poignant, and silent, smile. There's an episode where he is riding a box away on a conveyor belt, with shadows and light passing over his face. The smile, music and mood in that sequence made it seem like I, the viewer, was at that time watching madness personified.
In contrast, Heath Ledger I am convinced nearly channeled the Joker somehow. I cannot explain it with words here; it's like Heath truly dug deep down inside himself, found the Jung Trickster mask, put it on, and went wild. Heath went somewhere scary, and I'm sorry we lost him. His parting role was simply amazing to me.
So, again, I say tie between Mark Hamill and Heath Ledger, for the above reasons.
02/01/2013 07:04 AMPosted by GhaghzullMaybe this title was little misleading.. I thought actors are actors no matter if its voice or not...But I keep asking myself with this question. What if Heath Ledger didn't died before this movie was release. How would people reacted from Dark Knight filmed and Heath acting? Some people I know think its nothing but respecting the dead. But who knows. Sorry guys about misleading ._.
Yes acting is acting. Voice acting just seems to require less talent. Ledger as the voice of an animated/video game joker would have been good. But, Hamill as a live action joker? He would be mediocre at best.
Yes acting is acting. Voice acting just seems to require less talent.
Yeah, that's not true. Voice acting and Live acting are both good forms of acting and require the person to have different skill sets. Voice actors have to bring a character to life with their voice which is no easy task at all, and a live actor has make what is seen on screen believable, which is equally as hard but for different reasons. Both take equal levels of talent but in different ways.
01/31/2013 08:42 AMPosted by KeathilIt's just a shame that he is pretty much done with acting now unless someone does something big like make another Batman game and they just need him, so that means no more classic Joker for any feature animated shows and what not.
Seen Avatar the Last Airbender, you have not.
He was the voice of Fire Lord Ozai.
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