Best Joker: Heath Ledger vs. Joaquin Phoenix

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The Joker... versus the Joker. Heath Ledger... versus Joaquin Phoenix. Two incredible actors … one role. Join WatchMojo as we pit the late, great Heath Ledger against living legend Joaquin Phoenix to see who gave us the superior big screen incarnation of iconic Batman villain, the Joker, from their portrayals in "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Joker" (2019), respectively. Come along as we evaluate a wide-range of categories to determine which interpretation of the Clown Prince of Crime reigns supreme. Which Joker performance is your favorite? Let us know why in the comments below!
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WatchMojo.com Hace 3 meses
Learn how Joaquin Phoenix transformed himself into the Joker, right here!: esvid.net/video/v%C3%ADdeo-CP4LtGXi5oc.html
The PUNISHER Hace 25 días
Newsflash this movie was about a joker , not the Joker from Batman
BlueYakes Hace 25 días
The PUNISHER Hace un mes
@Rainos62 You have never read a comic book , your opinion is for laughs
Rainos62 Hace un mes
you cant really compare the two because one is an origin story and the other is the joker that has been established. 2019 joker cant be compared to 2008 joker because they are at 2 very different places in the jokers life. 2019 is pre joker to creation and 2008 is significantly after batman which is already established his madness.
Jesse Montgomery
Jesse Montgomery Hace un mes
Joaquin Phoenix's scheme was his life. :p The delusional existence he wrapped himself in.
Reee EEEeee
Reee EEEeee Hace 41 un minuto
Ledger is the better joker buddy
Carol Providence
Carol Providence Hace un hora
I agree james what ereve i think its no fair for qeen he was just doing jokers life and how he bacame joker but heath what ever joker was wild and he go to fight bat man and all that stuff well qeen didint not
TRIANGLE Hace 3 horas
I personally find that Joaquin Phoenix's joker has better make up. It maintains a more classic and realistic version of who joker is while at the same time having a unique take on the character.
Shaif Shafiq
Shaif Shafiq Hace 4 horas
Brilliant comparison.
Phil Makak
Phil Makak Hace 5 horas
Heath Joker is more sinister sadistic villain .
MMAfan Hace 6 horas
The video comments on the deviations in the character's looks from that portrayed in the comics by talking about the makeup but completely forgets to mention the long hair. The truth is Joker's look in the Dark Knight was completely ripped off from the Brandon Lee movie 'The Crow' and so was the mob scene. But of course Ledger was brilliant in the movie so ppl didn't point out to this bit of plagiarism. Phoenix's Joker continued with the long hair as ppl came to associate the Joker character with Ledger's portrayal. Leto's Joker did away with the long hair and paid the Price
MMAfan Hace 6 horas
As some ppl have commented, Ledger's Joker is already a full fledged criminal and his past is inconsequential. Phoenix's Joker is a man, who even at the end of the movie, is just coming to terms with the criminal psychopath that he has become over the past few weeks. So it's pointless to compare the two as they require completely different performances from the actors. However, if Phoenix reprises his role in a sequel then you could definitely compare the two
Generally Serious
Generally Serious Hace 11 horas
You can't really compare the 2 both portrayed him differently both were really good
DAYKSTEVE For realz Hace 14 horas
Pencil scene or Murray scene you choose
Violet Dusk
Violet Dusk Hace 14 horas
Joaquin was the best in my eyes. Letto was "to fucking blond!"
boldly Shining
boldly Shining Hace 15 horas
Both were absolutely perfect in their rendition. End of story and no comparison.
Pendragon Love
Pendragon Love Hace 16 horas
Heath ENDED the whole Joker transformation for me...it’s always been a “thing”... he made it so true and non Cartoonish and based on the sick reality of how mental illness would’ve evolve...in very REAL WAY...Self- multilateralism...it just makes more sense.
The Viewer
The Viewer Hace 17 horas
When watching Joaquin, I never felt as if I was watching The Joker. Doesn't take away from his performance, because it was brilliant, but all I saw was Arthur.
bunnysunnymew Hace 18 horas
Thats not purple...
el mesias 666
el mesias 666 Hace 19 horas
Los dos is good
Nicholas Nolan
Nicholas Nolan Hace 20 horas
Phoenix actually did the impossible and made ledgers joker look dumb. Ledgers joker, despite how much darker he is, is still just a basic Joker. Phoenix's portrait is so realistic, he's not scary and insane for the sake of it he seems like an actual person, he transforms the comic book character into a real person.
Owen Delatorre
Owen Delatorre Hace 20 horas
Heath Ledger for sure!
Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh Hace un día
Heath leather : best joker Joaquin Phoenix : second best joker Jared Leto : first from last
SHOTS ON FIRE Hace un día
Joaquin Phoenix suit is not purple
Fortnite Team
Fortnite Team Hace un día
All Heath Ledger 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃😂
Brian S
Brian S Hace un día
ledger is Joker reborn, but Joaquin shows us a path to become Joker. It is foolish to compare these 2 great actors.
Wolfie Who
Wolfie Who Hace un día
I love heath joker and phoenix ❤️
TheTripperSmurf Hace un día
Only 2 of the 5 categories are actually down to the acting... the rest is comparing the movies more than the way the actor acted.
John Capule
John Capule Hace un día
Heath Ledger, is what i expected a joker would be
Nikhil Barretto
Nikhil Barretto Hace un día
Joaquin Phoenix - Depressed Joker Heath Ledger - Chaotic Joker Jack Nicholson - Fun Joker Cesar Romero - Classic Joker Mark Hamill - THE Joker Jared Leto - "We don't talk about that" Joker
Jesusita Mejia
Jesusita Mejia Hace un día
Haha yeah right. Joaquin all the way pft
rocketsniper Hace un día
Joaquin's joker portrayed a man who was embracing his madness Heath ledger's joker portrayed a man who had become the madness. Both did amazing.
AntiComa 7
AntiComa 7 Hace un día
Theres nothing creepy about Phoenix laugh, heath utilizes his laugh better than phoenix ever could
Tristan Brewer Smith
Heath Ledger was awesome, but I honestly prefer Phoenix and Nicholson.
The Awesome Channel
The Awesome Channel Hace un día
Heath all the way
Ryan Werner
Ryan Werner Hace un día
I'm not capable of choosing between either of them because they were both phenomnal for the roles they played... I love both equally man...
mohaned2008 Hace un día
I don’t think you should be comparing the 2 of them . Heath is a Joker as a real criminal but the new joker film is before joker becomes a real joker. In other word the new film talk about joker brith
Mark Moore
Mark Moore Hace un día
Wanna here a joke, Leto's joker but some people, they wouldn't get it
claudia gutierrez
claudia gutierrez Hace 2 días
I just don't like Ledger's makeup
Corne Swart
Corne Swart Hace 2 días
Heath Ledger was sinister insane and Joaquin Phoenix was insane. Heath wins...
Dorian J
Dorian J Hace 2 días
Robert Downey Jr should’ve won that Oscar for his role in tropic thunder but heath died so it was a pity win
Justin Carter
Justin Carter Hace 2 días
You chose one of marks worst joker laughs
TheAmzing KIDD
TheAmzing KIDD Hace 2 días
Heath over Joaquin any day
Vex jaeger
Vex jaeger Hace 2 días
See... I didn’t see Phoenix joker as THE joker. I felt that this was a seperate character, like maybe the figure that would inspire our beloved Mista J. The time line supports this as having the joker show up just as Bruce’s parents are killed, really throws a wrench into the mix. My personal head cannon labels this guy as the one that inspires the true joker years later. The legend of this clown joker that killed a man live on tv and started a riot movment.
Karim Barca
Karim Barca Hace 2 días
Heath ledger is better
Crude Rude
Crude Rude Hace 2 días
Beaston Gaming
Beaston Gaming Hace 2 días
What puts watchmojo in a position to make this choice? They can have their opinions, but they can't outright state that they are right. Some people think Pheonix was better, myself included. Nobody is right here, but every single ranking video ends with you saying which is THE BEST when there honestly is no right answer.
Lsdude420 Hace 2 días
Both performances sit HAND in HAND. Different periods of the joker, executed PERFECTLY by two PHENOMENAL actors. Neither better or worse, but both perfect.
Arpan Dhami
Arpan Dhami Hace 2 días
Please don't compare them , they both are Best 👍
Ashley Please stop!
Ashley Please stop! Hace 2 días
“Heath or Joaquin?? Who’s a better Joker?” Me: yes
TheEpicGamer Hace 3 días
Joaquin s joker is very weak
Cender Winstead
Cender Winstead Hace 3 días
One got a whole film for himself and the other was a secondary actor
Gwyn 107
Gwyn 107 Hace un día
You gotta admit though, Dark Knight was literally just Heath Ledger feat. The Batman.
John Stassi
John Stassi Hace 3 días
No. Fuck off. Heath was more memorable. I never ONCE bought Phoenix as the joker.
SeVeN Hace 3 días
Two roles*
SHADOWripper 02
SHADOWripper 02 Hace 3 días
dosnt matter they are both in my opinion the best jokers
iobas finance
iobas finance Hace 3 días
Ledger's joker is extremely intelligent. He is totally in control of his emotions. Phoenix's joker is emotionally traumatised. He is totally consumed by his trauma. As an adversary, he is just one step away from committing suicide or making a fatal error. Ledger's joker is an invincible enemy. Phoenix's joker is an extremely dangerous one.
Xander Kropp
Xander Kropp Hace 3 días
I don’t care the turnout Heath was more superior
Scott E. Nosferatu
Scott E. Nosferatu Hace 3 días
Joaquin was good but Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker can't be touched in my opinion.
Nemas L
Nemas L Hace 3 días
I'm just thinking about: Why is this character SO actual? The USA really seems to have a problem... 🤨
Tucker English
Tucker English Hace 3 días
You Said the prince of clowns but it's not it's The Joker
tor28gre Hace 3 días
Both were awesome in that part on a different way!!
jakep1979 Hace 3 días
Heath Ledger because he stoled the show from Batman.
Mr. pineapple 2
Mr. pineapple 2 Hace 3 días
the joker's suit in 2019 is red not purple
Josh Peck
Josh Peck Hace 3 días
Joker = Part 1 (Origins) The Dark Knight = Part 2 (Batman v. Joker)
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