Originally Posted by Zomboid
An average young actor who might be able to actually put our doubts to rest (like they did with the guy playing the scarecrow in batman begins) is still more suited for the role than an old man who, let's face it, isn't a great live action actor. Being able to do a fucking maniacal laugh doesn't mean a goddamn thing if you're unable to do anything else with the role.
But that's what the Joker is, to me. An overracting batshit insane guy with no rhyme or reason. If you asked Hammill to just "act" and use the Joker voice, the worse he was at it, the more convincing a Joker he'd make.
Although now some other names have come up for who people would have wanted to see as The Joker. I'm also a fan of a few of thoses.
Bottom line is, I'm not sold on Ledger, but we'll see. Maybe he'll pull a Topher Grace and make me believe that nobody else BUT him could portray the character as awesomely.