Heath Ledger has been a so-called frontrunner for so long everyone seems to take it for granted that he was good and yet anyone who writes about this stuff no longer feels that rush of excitement talking about it so it’s on to someone else, the latest and greatest flavor of the minute. The Carpetbagger decided to take a good long look at Mr. Ledger:
But regardless of what goes into it, what came out of Mr. Ledger in ‚ÄúDark Knight‚Äù was stone amazing. If part of acting ‚Äî and it‚Äôs clear we are just guessing here ‚Äî is making what is inside a character visible on the outside, then Ledger hit one hard in that movie. The Bagger doesn‚Äôt care from ‚ÄúBatman,‚Äù but what Ledger did in that film, taking a malevolent clown‚Äôs rococo world-view and exposing the gears, was something to behold. We all believed that Joker in the movie, we all understood his vicious take on the world. There‚Äôs been more than a few times in the last few days when the Bagger has heard that maniacal laugh in his head and thought of the man who inhabited on a movie set.