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We all love and adore Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker, but did any body see his Oscar winning performance coming? Christopher Nolan saw talent in Ledger before any of us did and graced us with arguably the greatest comic-book villain in movie history.

After watching this video, one might think that Ledger might have gotten his inspiration for the iconic role through Tom Waits. Check out the video below of Tom Waits in 1979 and skip to about 2:25 to see a very Ledger-esque man being interviewed.

And then here's Ledger's Joker where the similarity is insane!

So guys there you have it. Do you think that Heath Ledger was inspired by this singer? This clip is from 1979 and who is to say Ledger used it or not! Heath Ledger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the iconic Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. He has left a very prominent stamp on movies in general and he is still greatly missed. A well deserved Oscar for the Australian man.


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