Michael Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler, confidante and father figure, Alfred Pennyworth, recently spoke about acting with Heath Ledger’s Joker in the currently filming Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight.
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“The worry going in was The Joker. Jack Nicholson was the greatest Joker so, you know, how do you top that? Well, Heath Ledger’s done it and he’s extraordinary. He’s gone in a completely different direction to Jack. Jack was like a clown figure, benign but wicked, maybe a killer old uncle. He could be funny and make you laugh. Heath is like a really scary psychopath. I did one scene with him and he was ready to go and had to come up in a lift and raid our place. I didn’t see him for rehearsal, and when he came out of the lift, he was so incredible I forgot my lines. He frightened the life out of me. He’s a lovely guy and his Joker is going to be a hell of a revelation in this picture.”
Heath Ledger’s Joker will scare you, too, on July 18, 2008.
Source: Batman on Film