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    The Joker (The Dark Knight)


    Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
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    Still an easy one for me
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."
    I used to think my life was a tragedy. Now I realize, it's a comedy.

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    This one is turning into an early landslide
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    Two iconic characters.
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    This is a mismatch, for as good as Marlon Brando was, Heath Ledger was much better.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Blaze View Post
    This is a mismatch, for as good as Marlon Brando was, Heath Ledger was much better.
    two questions (and i am not picking on bruno)

    1. are we voting for the character or the performance? and yes, i know the latter informs the former

    b. (more a comment than a question) don't forget deniro's performance as vito in part 2. that was something spectacular. i know it says "the godfather" but i believe that characters that are in more than one film are being considered for all of it, yes?

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    This one somehow seems an unfair comparison.......but

    The Joker. That was one helluva performance. Still Vito (Brando/DeNiro) is the more Iconic Character overall IMHO

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    If Joker loses this...I'll kill myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayson View Post
    two questions (and i am not picking on bruno)

    1. are we voting for the character or the performance? and yes, i know the latter informs the former
    Both.

    b. (more a comment than a question) don't forget deniro's performance as vito in part 2. that was something spectacular. i know it says "the godfather" but i believe that characters that are in more than one film are being considered for all of it, yes?
    Touche - De Niro's performance as a young Vito was spot on... however, for me, there are very little performances that can match and/or surpass the raw power of Ledger's Joker. He is such a visual tour de force, such a force of nature, that you cannot take your eyes off of him everytime he's on the screen. I can understand that Ledger's performance , and maybe the actual character of the Joker didn't resonate as strongly with some as it did with others, but for me, personally, it is one of the finest performances of this decade.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."
    I used to think my life was a tragedy. Now I realize, it's a comedy.

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    I actually thought Nicholson was a better Joker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    I actually thought Nicholson was a better Joker.
    You're not alone , I've read a lot of posts from users across different forums that feel the same way.

    I respectfully disagree. Although Nicholson's turn as the Joker is memorable, you still get that Jack-With-Makeup vibe. Whereas in Ledger's interpretation, there isn't a single trace of the actor in the character, he completely loses himself in his portrayal of the Joker. Nicholson was good, but Heath was just something special.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."
    I used to think my life was a tragedy. Now I realize, it's a comedy.

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    I voted for the joker in this poll. And, I think Ledger did a fantastic job. I just think Jack was a perfect cast for the character.. I mean is it that the Joker looks like Jack with makeup or that Jack looks like the Joker without makeup?

    I also like Tim Burton's film better, but I think that is outside the scope of this poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    Still an easy one for me

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    If Joker loses this...I'll kill myself.


    You both are talking from my heart. How are you doing that?!

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    And here is where the joker loses it for me. Sorry Heath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by John Blaze View Post
    This is a mismatch, for as good as Marlon Brando was, Heath Ledger was much better.
    two questions (and i am not picking on bruno)

    1. are we voting for the character or the performance? and yes, i know the latter informs the former

    b. (more a comment than a question) don't forget deniro's performance as vito in part 2. that was something spectacular. i know it says "the godfather" but i believe that characters that are in more than one film are being considered for all of it, yes?
    The Performance and the character. We're not voting as the character Joker from the entire Batman universe versus the Godfather, we're voting Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight versus Marlon Brando AS Vito Corleone in The Godfather.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    I actually thought Nicholson was a better Joker.
    You're not alone , I've read a lot of posts from users across different forums that feel the same way.

    I respectfully disagree. Although Nicholson's turn as the Joker is memorable, you still get that Jack-With-Makeup vibe. Whereas in Ledger's interpretation, there isn't a single trace of the actor in the character, he completely loses himself in his portrayal of the Joker. Nicholson was good, but Heath was just something special.
    agreed.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    why so seriousssss?
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    i thought this was gonna be a run-a-way at first...gettin a little too close
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    bears don't care either way
    Have you officially consulted the erstwhile ursine population on this matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    bears don't care either way
    Have you officially consulted the erstwhile ursine population on this matter?
    Yes.

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Go Bears!!!!! LOL

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    Here's the thing: although the Godfather films are pretty darn good, and as fantastic as De Niro's performance as Vito Corleone is, i just feel so much more...compelled to watch TDK. A lot. I even have Batman Begins on dvd and i'd still prefer to just skip to TDK (which is very unusual for me to skip to a sequel!). It's mainly down to Heath Ledger's incredible and highly quotable performance as the Joker, so he definitely gets my vote!

    Of course, if this was a poll over who's the greatest totally-psychopathic-and-yet-most-awesome-villain-of-all-time poll, well, trust me: even with Heath Ledger's Joker performance nominated you'd be getting a very, very different answer!


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    i remember seeing the very first trailer for TDK in theaters, and with it just showing a few clips, and no names or anything. i didn't even realize that the joker was being played by Ledger. i had no idea who the guy was.
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