#1 Posted by GearsGamer360 (39 posts) -

Very very tough decision for me.. Seeing as how Nicholson is one of my all time favorite actors and i also think ledger's performance was amazing.  I liked how Nicholson portrayed the Joker more accurate with how the Comic book Joker was however I loved the darkness of the Ledger joker. I do think overall performance wise, Nicholson was just more entertaining to watch and did a overall better joke although Ledger was amazing and I prefered his style overall.

#2 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3084 posts) -

Both great performances, but both very different. Have to give the nod to Ledger though.

#3 Posted by Met2609 (555 posts) -

This was already a topic. And we have a Joker forum, so check there for it.

#4 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

Jack Nicholson is a Republican, so how is he your favorite actor? LMAO you entertain me

#5 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Health

#6 Edited by ThomasP (1653 posts) -

Neither. Alan Moore's Joker in The Killing Joke. Brian Bolland is the artist.

Insane in the membrain.

#7 Posted by GearsGamer360 (39 posts) -
BlackWaterCO said:
"Jack Nicholson is a Republican, so how is he your favorite actor? LMAO you entertain me"

Jack nicholson is a republican?! hmm since when was Hillary a repulican.. I remember Jack nicholson supporting Hillary and he is also a big Bill fan, I think you have no clue as to what your talking about
#8 Edited by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

No, he's Conservative, he endorsed Ronald Regan back when you prolly werent even born you fool

Your just a pusedo kid who thinks he knows what a good leader is

Not some guy who has no back bone and will do less than bush even

THIS IS OFFTOPIC

Jack was the best

#9 Posted by outlaw4020 (38 posts) -
ThomasP said:
"Neither. Alan Moore's Joker in The Killing Joke gets my vote. You can see him in my user icon... Brian Bolland is the artist.
"
Well thats not played by a real actor, just the way someone wrote him on the comic.  I think ledgers perfomance is better then Jacks, to bad he is gone to another place.  He was a great talent for sure.
#10 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

Sorry, Jack was the best though

#11 Edited by ThomasP (1653 posts) -

I agree. I love both performances, though. Jack's was always one of my favorites.

On a side note, how do you put someone's quotes in a reply?

#12 Posted by TheSnakeOfWar (72 posts) -

To me i have to give it to ledger. Ledger showed the Sick Side of the Joker. Ya never saw that in saturday morning cartoons (Old Batman cartoons Rocked) If you look at both Nichlolson and Ledger. Ledger as the Joker brought the jokers insanty to life with cruel sick ways to hurt people. You just didnt see that with Nicholoson.

The Main Question is if you were batman who would you want to face Nicholsen or ledger
I would pick ledger

#13 Posted by GearsGamer360 (39 posts) -
BlackWaterCO said:
"Sorry, Jack was the best though"

OK FUCKFACE!! Watch current events asshole, he also recently endorsed Hillary when she was still in the race and also endorsed Bill Clinton in the 90s. Stop living in the 80s moron
#14 Posted by ZombiePie (5366 posts) -

Wow, I hate to say it but this is like comparing apples to oranges. In the end though I have to give the advantage to Nicholson because his Joker was more true to the actual comics.

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#15 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2353 posts) -

Heath Ledgers was ten times better.

#16 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -

Jack Nicholson

But Mark Hammil has the superior Joker IMO.

#17 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -
GearsGamer360 said:
"BlackWaterCO said:
"Sorry, Jack was the best though"

OK FUCKFACE!! Watch current events asshole, he also recently endorsed Hillary when she was still in the race and also endorsed Bill Clinton in the 90s. Stop living in the 80s moron"
This is about his performance, not his political mistakes.
#18 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

Heath Ledger was The best cmon he can make a pencil disappear .

#19 Posted by GearsGamer360 (39 posts) -
Willy105 said:
"GearsGamer360 said:
"BlackWaterCO said:
"Sorry, Jack was the best though"

OK FUCKFACE!! Watch current events asshole, he also recently endorsed Hillary when she was still in the race and also endorsed Bill Clinton in the 90s. Stop living in the 80s moron"
This is about his performance, not his political mistakes.
"
oh I know, I was referring to moron blackwater by saying Nicholson was a conservative because he endorsed regan back in the 80s when Nicholson has endorsed both Hillary AND Bill Clinton when both ran for president. he needs to get his facts straight
#20 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"Heath Ledger was The best cmon he can make a pencil disappear ."
Jack pulled a giant shotgun from his pants. That was funny.
#21 Edited by Dark_Link142 (377 posts) -

Heath Ledger was epic. But Jack Nicholson's a classic. In the end, I think Heath Ledger was better. He was intense!

#22 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -
GearsGamer360 said:
"Very very tough decision for me.. Seeing as how Nicholson is one of my all time favorite actors and i also think ledger's performance was amazing.  I liked how Nicholson portrayed the Joker more accurate with how the Comic book Joker was however I loved the darkness of the Ledger joker. I do think overall performance wise, Nicholson was just more entertaining to watch and did a overall better joke although Ledger was amazing and I prefered his style overall. "
um ledger's was more of the comic book joker. jack's joker killed the wayne's which never happened in the cmics, he was overly flamboyant, not scary or psychpathic at all. heath's was based off the joker's first appearances in comics. he was dark and frightening. i just watched both movies and heath's is so much better.
#23 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

I Agree Nibbz

#24 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

Heath Ledger poops all over Jack Nicholson.

#25 Edited by Wolswor (201 posts) -

Gears Gamer, get the fuck off this site. Or at the very least go put your topics in off-topic where they should be.  I don't want to be on the general section of a video game website and read about politics, actors, or gamespot's bans.

#26 Posted by RobKenno (99 posts) -

I don't really know they were both excellent Jack looks a bit dated now though....

#27 Posted by deskp (436 posts) -

Ledger,,,   more crazy less clowny ;D

#28 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
Wolswor said:
"Gears Gamer, get the fuck off this site. Or at the very least go put your topics in off-topic where they should be.  I don't want to be on the general section of a video game website and read about politics, actors, or gamespot's bans.
"
The internet is serious business right?
#29 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

Heath Ledgar because I enjoy the sadistic humor but Jack Nicholson's is a very very very very very close second

#30 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

Heath for president!.... o wait... :(

His joker will go downin history as one of the greatest villains of all time.

#31 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

Heath for president!.... o wait... :(

His joker will go downin history as one of the greatest villains of all time.

#33 Posted by sasshole (61 posts) -

heath is better because hes hot  and jack is not

#34 Posted by Jensonb (1645 posts) -

Of those two?

Ledger. Mainly for the best Batmin line ever.

"It's simple. Kill the Batman."

#35 Posted by Zenexo (71 posts) -

jack nicholson as joker was just himself with makeup. He looked ridiculous and fat, he wasnt all too great. Heath Ledger changed alot just for this role alone.

#36 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

Jack Nicholson is the far superior actor, in any role.

#37 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

Heath Ledger.

#38 Posted by clubsandwich (3796 posts) -

Heath Ledger raped Jack, Heath made a character, jack acted like himself.

#39 Posted by Mavosa (34 posts) -

Are you serious? Heath Ledger was fucking amazing!

#40 Posted by Raspinudo (265 posts) -

Learn to search noob

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/best-joker-debate/3353/#48

#41 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (733 posts) -

Heath Ledger all the way.

Although the movie with Jack's Joker is pretty nostalgic for me.

#42 Posted by Monty_The_Great (178 posts) -

Bit of an unfair comparison. The movies, while they have the same name and almost the same origin, are very different. The one with Jack was made as an adaptaion of the batman comic, meaning no real realism, and Jacks joker was meant to be witty/funny/crazy and very over the top, like most Tim Burton directed characters. Plus Jack's joker had no real depth. Now Ledgers joker and Nolans batman, were meant to be in the sense of realism. Nolans batman is supposed to be a real person, fighting real villians. Nolan gave his characters depth, feelings, emotions. I think Ledgers jokers great performance and depth is more a tribute to the great directing of Nolan, not taking anything away from Ledger at all because he was amazing. So who is the better actor, I would personally say Jack. Until this batman I could never picture anyone doing any justice to joker. So my favorite of the 2 is Ledgers character, but don't think that is just thanks to Ledger.

#43 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

That's like comparing Star Wars to Star Trek

can't be done :(

#44 Posted by MrMiyagi (929 posts) -

Heath did an amazing job in the Dark Knight... probably the best role he's ever played...

#45 Posted by sculsoldi3r (1315 posts) -

I never even saw dark knight and Ill say HEATH FTW!!!

#46 Posted by XAMS (68 posts) -

Heath Ledger by far. Jack Nicholson's Joker was a clown.

#47 Posted by gameaddict (4 posts) -

They were both amazing performances, but I have to give the nod to heath ledgar.

#48 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

Still haven't had time to see the new Dark Knight, im so ashamed.

#49 Posted by Lifeonmars (20 posts) -

Ledger's performance was absolutely fantastic; he was a genuine villain, you could really see he was friggen crazy.

#50 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1775 posts) -

BUMPtastic!!!