Best Joker: Heath Ledger vs. Joaquin Phoenix

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    Playing the Joker can take everything out of you, learn how Joaquin Phoenix transformed himself into the iconic character, right here!:
    The Joker... versus the Joker. Heath Ledger... versus Joaquin Phoenix. Two incredible actors … one role. Join WatchMojo as we pit the late, great Heath Ledger against living legend Joaquin Phoenix to see who gave us the superior big screen incarnation of iconic Batman villain, the Joker, from their portrayals in "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Joker" (2019), respectively. Come along as we evaluate a wide-range of categories to determine which interpretation of the Clown Prince of Crime reigns supreme. Which Joker performance is your favorite? Let us know why in the comments below!
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      Learn how Joaquin Phoenix transformed himself into the Joker, right here!:

      1. Jesse Montgomery

        Joaquin Phoenix's scheme was his life. :p The delusional existence he wrapped himself in.

      2. The PUNISHER

        Amusing video but i dont have to see it because Joaqin wasnt the Joker , his performance was excellent though

      3. Hussain Al masbhi

        Phoenix playing the Joker before being the Joker Ledger : played the Joker 🤷🏻‍♂️ If you watch the Joker movie you will believe it’s The Dark Night part 1 movie for the the real The Dark Night

      4. Alex Meza

        Hell no b*!!

      5. Scott Jamerson

        @Slick Sosig no

    2. Ikesters

      Phoenix is the origin of joker Ledger is his prime years And Nicholson is his later more established years

    3. Grovesy The photographer

      I love both of these jokers they are my favourites

    4. Suraj Bathija

      Phoenix is the origin of the joker .. ledger is what joker became later in his life .. no comparison

    5. brendan n

      if u were to roll nolan's trilogy into one you have caine,freeman,bale,eckhart,neeson,hathaway,oldman,,hardy etc .i am not a comic fanboy , i like film and nolan weaved a more reality based motion picture. ledger left the aforementioned thespians in his wake evoking a true sociopath .it was ledgers joker or his brokeback role which inspired d.d lewis to release himself from his hollywood exile . he said this b4 ledgers death so no platitude . comic fanboys may differ but where talking motion pic .phoenix, was raw and good .but you truly see ledgers brilliance with leto. ledgers nuanced performance made leto,oscar winner how, look stupid in trying to reach for what he does not possess . ledgers role transcended comics and must be in the top 5 performances this century

    6. Sara Ghafari

      I hate this video

    7. Sara Ghafari

      No they both are great you should not compare them

    8. Jordan Sharp

      Personally, I think Ledger is the best Joker because he’s one of us. An insane true blue Aussie

    9. Sara Ghafari

      They both are great we can't compare them , they played different movie

    10. Hassan Syed

      Why do they make the joker wear make up? He's supposed to be pale from falling into a pool of chemicals.

      1. Prince Zane

        The only batman live action movie to where they had joker fall into a chemical bath was the 1989 movie

    11. Rob Base

      Criminal genius vs mentally ill. Both portrayed by amazing actors, both amazing characters. It's not fair to compare the two. They both brought something unique to the role and made it their own. I loved them both.

    12. Lean Boi

      Heath ledger’s Joker all the way

    13. Yousuf Omar

      There shouldn't be any competition...

    14. Stratomies niin saatanasti

      phoenix's joker is the most badass one. every other just feels bland

    15. courtney louise

      why does it have to be a competition, they are both the best jokers, period.

    16. Abdiel Garcia

      They're both great there's no comparison


      I love heath ledger

    18. GTA Fan '99

      You can't compare the two because Ledger's joker is already joker and more mature(in the sense that he plans everything and isn't driven by anger) while Joaquin's becomes Joker and still tries to be somewhat good and has his own sence of justice eg. Not killing Gary

    19. The PUNISHER

      He wasnt the Joker

    20. Jesse Montgomery

      Joaquin Phoenix's scheme was his life. :p The delusional existence he wrapped himself in.

    21. Jaden Brown

      Health ledger let's put a smile on that face ready to here that again

    22. Ayoub Kasmi

      When you re-watch the dark knight you realise that the joker really planed everything.. and I mean everything.. pushing BatMan to kill.. pushing people to get just as crazy as he is .. robing the mob so that they ask for his help later to kill batman .. I mean just by observing the scene that shows the police taking harvey to the prison and how the joker planned to every little detail to stop them from taking harvey and using that for real batman’s appearence including getting himself caught and getting himself out and kidnapping rachel and harvey .. all of this shows how the JOKER is a freaking genius .. and that’s my only commeny about joaquin phoenix’s JOKER ... I feel like They didnt show that part of the joker’s personnality .. and being so damn smart does not come after becoming the villain .. it’s something you are born with .. so at least we needed some signs of intelligence from Arthur so we can know he is smart and this intelligence of his will become DEMONIC after becoming the JOKER ..

    23. Aaron Rookard

      I think it’s incredible that despite it being the same character, Nicholson, Ledger, and Phoenix have done phenomenal jobs portraying it. Everyone brought something new and different, but still remained true to the source material. They’re all great and I will always appreciate all three.

    24. Cobweb Recordings

      Neither is better, both are perfect

    25. Giorgi Gvaramadze

      Both are amazing , but for me Joaquin Joker is more interesting then Ledger Joker ...

    26. Mariusz SCH


    27. vgs pfl

      Joaquin is way better than heath

    28. Naseem Sheikh

      Let's not compare them both are fine characters

    29. Ruzanna Qocharyan

      Heat Ledger

    30. Amandip singh Pannu

      Heath ledger is my favourite joker cuz he’s acting is so good Phoenix acting was also good but I prefer heath ledger acting

    31. Carrom Pool Tricks

      One and only heath leader

    32. LOL Tajzya

      Heath ledger is best

    33. Jason Voorhees

      I love Phoenixs classic style tho

    34. Q.H.S

      Cesar is classic, Jack is my favorite, Mark is unstoppable, Heath is amazing, Joaquin is the best, and Jared is the worst

    35. Jayshree Rane

      Mader cod coc BHI lovedy

    36. STinky DOg

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    37. Badger

      I think mojo wants to hear another joke

    38. Deyes Dbones

      well in the timeline ledger joker is 20 yrs older then phonix joker

    39. Leon Kennedy

      Phoenix is on a whole other level of amazing. No one will ever be a better joker. Sorry Ledger.

    40. L Z

      Arthur Fleck literally forrest gumped his way into becoming the joker. There was no intelligence required. He'll never be batmans biggest foe. No way he can become Joker like in the comics. Batman would chew him up.