Heath Ledger, who met a tragic death because of the accidental overdose of a prescription drug used a diary to develop ideas for the phenomenal role of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s movie “The Dark Knight”. He mentioned about this diary in an interview with the Empire in 2007: “I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices — it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath — someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. He’s just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown, and Chris [Nolan] has given me free rein. Which is fun, because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke.”
The revealed video is a part of a documentary titled “Too Young to Die”. In the video Heath’s father Kim Ledger shows a part of the diary. The documentary records the planning that Heath used to develop the character of The Joker. The diary also reveals how troubled his mind was during the preparation. The last words that he wrote in the journal “Bye Bye” are indeed creepy. He finished the diary before the production of the movie wrapped up.
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