Few movie characters from the last two decades have had quite the impact of Heath Ledger’s Joker from Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight.’ Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance, combined with Nolan’s dark outline for the character, changed the world’s view of what was possible in a superhero movie. It’s hard to believe, then, that there was some skepticism when the actor was first cast – though that skepticism disappeared almost overnight when fans got their first look at the character. In this exclusive interview, makeup artist John Caglione Jr., who worked with Ledger on the character’s makeup, and 42 Entertainment CEO Susan Bonds, whose company worked on the viral marketing campaign that introduced the iconic villain to the world, discuss the evolution of the Joker and his dramatic introduction to fans. This behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of the Joker is part of Rotten Tomatoes' Most Memorable Moments series, celebrating the most electrifying, terrifying, moving, and hilarious movie moments from the last 21 years.
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