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Date: 07/28/12 05:15 PM

26 Responses to This Was Heath Ledger`s Inspiration For His Joker

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Link: This Was Heath Ledger`s Inspiration For His Joker - Introducing Tom Waits and a pretty rare interview from 1979 on an Australian talk show.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    i can definitely see how you would assume that this is his inspiration, but where does anyone say that? i`m genuinely curious. this was very fascinating by the way. he`s a very peculiar man.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    That seems like a very interesting person
  4. Profile photo of JDNegroponte
    JDNegroponte Male 30-39
    30 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    That`s the best Joker impression I`ve ever seen.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Tom Waits is a well known musician and won an academy award in 1986 for music work on a major motion picture. His music is amazing...his song "Please call me baby" is just incredible.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    @Angelmassb and anybody else who is curious
    Look up his music, if you can get past his gruff voice you`ll find some of the most hauntingly beautiful and soulful music ever made. Seriously.

    Fun fact, Tom Waits is one of the few music artists who have steadfastly refused to have any of their music used in any ads or commercials. He has successfully sued any company who have tried to use his music or any sound alikes without his permission. He even gave all the money from one of his lawsuits to charity. He is a class act.

    Here is Tom Waits reading a poem by Bukowski

    And here is one of my favorite songs by him.
  7. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    yea, i can see that, very cool
  8. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    [quote">i can definitely see how you would assume that this is his inspiration, but where does anyone say that[/quote">

    It`s all speculation but a lot of people are talking about it now. It certainly seems reasonable. Here are some links about it.

    Link 1

    Link 2

    Link 3
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    I thought Ledger was doing a Brad Dourif impersonation.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    I`d put Brad #2. Ledger sounded a lot like Waits in this interview and some of the mannerisms are the same too. If he didn`t use this for inspiration it`s an eerie coincidence in my opinion.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    "Christ"

    LOL
  12. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2012 at 12:25 am
    weird, i was just lookiing up old clips of Tom Waits a few days ago and thought the exact same thing.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 1:10 am
    what a douche, totally affected persona. `he doesn`t work at or try to be different` so hats won`t sit straight on his head or did he wear it at a jaunty angle to appear different. reminds me of g.g allen; another wannabe poser.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2012 at 1:36 am
    Som-tam:

    Sometimes, in an effort to please ones-self, we do things that would cause other people to think we did it to make a point.

    Maybe Tom thought it was neat that his hat, while crooked, could stay on his head?
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    TheLebowski Male 40-49
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    July 29, 2012 at 1:50 am
    @som-tam I dont think you will ever see Tom Waits poo/piss/rape/vomit all over the stage. So id say your comparison is a little off.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 3:04 am
    Tom Waits ? Really? No,Tom wouldn`t kill.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 5:36 am
    If it walks like a hipster and quacks like a hipster, its a hipster.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 5:38 am
    som-tam, you are probably half his age at least, if not even younger compared to him, he`s had a life, do you know what that is? How can somebody be a wannabe if he`s been around for decades (you just didn`t notice that) and yet he purposefully avoids mainstream media and razzmatazz just to get more fans? Maybe when you`ve learned to use Google, had a life, realised you`re a douche and grown up a bit, you`ll see him for what he really is, an artist. Until then, kindly shut up.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 29, 2012 at 5:49 am
    freddyferret, I don`t believe that third "link" is on topic, but, I enjoyed it! ;-)
  20. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 9:58 am
    spot on, spot on.

    and his singing is terrible
  21. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 10:02 am
    @blackcatseye so this talk show and letterman are now considered `underground` or `non mainstream` media?
    @TheLebowski, i meant that both were pretentious posers that could never make it on talent alone so had to create a persona and style that would make them stand-out among the hoards of other no-marks.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Was it really?
  23. Profile photo of Fml
    Fml Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    So you pick up a post from the chive and submit it somewhere else. That`s cool every body has done it, but to actually put the same caption as them when the caption to begin with isn`t any good its just sad.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    I F*cking love Tom Waits, but I`ve never heard he was an inspiration for The Joker. I`ve heard Sid Vicious was.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    @Fml Please go hang yourself, if you honestly are one of those people who gets upset over sharing content over THE dratING INTERNET... then please, kindly go drating hang yourself.
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    July 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    8BitHero: I don`t know let`s bring Heath Ledger back from the dead and ask him

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