Heath Ledger hated comic book movies until Christopher Nolan convinced him otherwise.
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Prior to Dark Knight, Jack Nicholson and Mark Hamill had given memorable Joker performances.
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Fans were stunned when Heath Ledger signed on to play the character in The Dark Knight.
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Ledger himself hated the comic book movie genre, finding most of them boring.
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That changed upon seeing Nolan's Batman Begins, which convinced him to sign for the sequel.
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Ledger and Nolan worked together to craft a terrifying, iconic character.
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Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his performance, which is considered a defining portrayal.
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