The Joker is one of the most captivating and enigmatic characters in entertainment, whether it be his goofy beginnings in the 1960s Batman television series, his harrowing animated origin story in The Killing Joke, or to the grimmer mainstream film adaptations like The Dark Knight and, most recently, Suicide Squad. The fact that the character has been portrayed by thespians like Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto and the late, great Heath Ledger shows that there’s many different ways his maniacal persona can be interpreted. The supercut above examines the evolution of the Joker’s character across 60 years of film, TV and cartoons.
Sound off in the comments on who you think is the best Joker off all time and check out our recent roundup and explanation of the characters in Suicide Squad.
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