Almost all of the actors who have played The Joker on screen usually become identified with the role. Jack Nicholson made the character popular back in Tim Burton’s Batman, while Joaquin Phoenix and the late Heath Ledger got Oscars for playing the Clown Prince of Crime in Joker and The Dark Knight respectively. Even Mark Hamill is recognized for lending his voice to The Joker in the animations. So what happened to Jared Leto? The actor’s role as The Joker in 2017’s Suicide Squad movie got mixed reactions from fans who argue that his performance was hacked up by a studio who destroyed David Ayer’s final cut. (#ReleaseTheAyerCut) Now, Leto has gotten another shot at playing the Joker.
Speaking about playing the role in Zack Snyder's cut, he said, "Well, Zack Snyder, he’s a warrior, he’s a madman. I really love him. With every character I play, I don’t know if it’s because I work so intently and I tend to dig really deep and put a lot of time and energy into it, but when I’m done playing the part, I do miss them a little bit… So it’s nice to revisit things. Parts like the Joker, like Sparma, what’s really great about those roles is yeah, they can be intense and dark, but there’s a lot of freedom and abandon there. And that’s truly fun for me, it’s fun for the other actors, it’s fun for the crew. And with both of those roles, there was lots of laughter on the set and a lot of joy because you would improvise and say something really funny. So it’s always a lot of fun when you can hear cracking up on the other side of the camera, and I like that quite a bit."
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