Heath Ledger Dark Knight Joker Make-Up BEFORE White-Face

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:59 am,

heath ledger joker no makeu Heath Ledger Dark Knight Joker Make Up BEFORE White FaceWell here’s a treat for you – I don’t think you can really consider this a spoiler, but Robert from FilmsPunk.blogspot.com alerted us to a test picture of Heath Ledger wearing his Joker prosthetics without the white. black and red makeup.

He said the image originated at the SuperHeroHype forums, but I wasn’t able to find it over there to provide a proper credit.

You can check out the image below (which I’ve enhanced a bit to bring out the detail), plus we’ve got some interesting info regarding the makeup itself…

It seems that the person who came up with the makeup design for the Joker in The Dark Knight was… Heath Ledger himself! According to the poster over at the SHH forum:

“he [Heath] showed up with a very basic make-up kit consisting of store bought mascara, white grease paint and lipstick and and basically designed the make-up there on the spot”

Apparently everyone loved it and then the makeup artists had the task of recreating it every day for shooting.

Anyway, here’s a look at Heath wearing only the prosthetics (which he did not design):

heath ledger joker no makeu Heath Ledger Dark Knight Joker Make Up BEFORE White Face

Pretty interesting story… for more details and the full quote from the source head over to FilmsPunk.blogspot.com and thanks again to Robert for the heads up!

The Dark Knight opens on July 18 (as if you didn’t know).

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  1. no one can take his place, and ofcouse after his death “the joker” died too, and hence Batman

  2. AWW.. Heath U were Amazing.. such a shame he died…<3 he could have bin in so many more movies and watched his little girl grow up.. He had his whole life ahead of him. RIP HEATH Ledger.. ur amazing ( and adourble)

  3. I Feel like crying.. i LOVE u Heath Ledger!!!!!!!!!!! <3 it’s crazy that u died

  4. he was a good actor and he seemed liked a swell guy. Always remember his catch fraze:

  5. çok harikaydı joker oynamak büyük bi zevk galiba.

  6. i lov health leger why did u goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  7. oh an ya im white

  8. Heath was the best, he invented a character that will be very hard to replace, he brought back good movies to see. I will and do miss him every day. It’s not about money, but sending a message!!!

  9. i loved heith ledger i was a big fan but he will be missed and he also be loved by everyone and he is in a better place well rip heith ledger i love you!!!!!

  10. i am sorry for yalls lost he was a good guy i could see in his movies i own all of his movies cause i am a big fan and all of them are real good cause he made it to be that way

  11. why is it a shame that he died???

    no one deserves to be seperated form their own childs. thats wat heath had to go though all day of his life…….


  12. Just last week I tried putting on a Joker costume and make-up, and this was really one of the things I struggled with (read: I gave up on it). The bumps the prosthetics provide really bring out much detail into the Joker’s face; anyone trying the make-up without the 3D detail of the scar will never look as convincing as Heath.

  13. WILL MISS VERY MUCH! Great actor and will always be a ledgend

  14. mN Y HE Hd to go like on some realtype stuff …man he was hellabomb doe!!!!

  15. I Miss Heath.. I Get Emotinal Whenever I Watch the Patriot, Knowin he’s No Longer With Us… Its Soooo Sad :(

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