Joker

Joker is by far Batman’s most unconquerable arch nemesis. Challenging the normal archetype of a villian, Joker was written into the Batman comics as a psychotic criminal mastermind, who developed a massive following of admirers that helped him escape from law enforcement at any given opportunity. Harley Quinn, Joker’s obsessive lover and former psychiatrist, helped Joker wreak havoc across the DC Universe in nearly every comic book series. Together, they set the standard for comic book super villain power couples. Taking matters off of the page and into the live-action portrayal of Gotham City, Joker has been voiced by Mark Hamill in Batman: The Animated Series, and played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Jared Leto in Suicide Squad and most recently Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips’ Joker. In the latest adaptation produced by Warner Bros., Joaquin Phoenix portrays the life of Arthur Fleck, giving us the origin story of how Fleck became the Clown Prince of Crime. Also starring Robert De Niro and Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz, the R-rated Joker movie is over-the-top with crime, emotion, and of course jokes. But what portrayal of Joker isn’t?

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