Which of the Joker Actors Are You?
BrainFall executives selected you to become the next Joker. We know, there have been a lot of Jokers, and some people are sick of him. Hey, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade in a chemical vat, right?
We don’t advise having one bad day that turns your sanity into lunacy (a Killing Joke reference). However, we bestow upon you the infinitely safer task of answering questions that will determine which of the Joker actors you are. Does your ease with cheese recall Cesar Romero’s Joker? Should you up the theatrical stakes and lower your voice to match Jack Nicholson’s Joker, who Tim Burton presented? If you memorized every line of the Christopher Nolan classic The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger might be you. If you’d rather be in the shadows than under the bright lights of Gotham City, Joaquin Phoenix slightly nods his head. If all you want is a hot Harley Quinn with cold shoulders from everyone else, hello Jared Leto!
The list of Joker actors includes many top-notch stars. Cesar Romero kickstarted the literal craze when he joined the original 1966 Batman TV series as a classically campy trickster foiled by ridiculous solutions conjured by Adam West's Batman. In 1989, Jack Nicholson played a different kind of Joker, one with a bit more depth.
Star Wars fixture Mark Hamill monopolized voice actor opportunities with his iconic performance in Batman the Animated Series. He has played the Joker more times in more animated iterations than anyone. Troy Baker has now taken over as the animated Joker.
Heath Ledger's Joker remains the universally accepted pick for best live-action Joker actor for his work in The Dark Knight. Fellow Oscar winner Jared Leto snapped the acclaimed streak with a horribly received 15 minutes in the critical flop Suicide Squad. Joaquin Phoenix's Joker redeemed the character in a humane interpretation looking at the ramifications of poor mental health care/social mistreatment. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2020.