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Joker Actor Barry Keoghan Already Has Plans To Top Heath Ledger’s Performance if He Returns in The Batman 2: “I want to show people what that is”

Joker Actor Barry Keoghan Already Has Plans To Top Heath Ledger's Performance if He Returns in The Batman 2: “I want to show people what that is”

Heath Ledger’s iconic portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight remains as one of the most beloved performances in cinematic history. But now, there’s a new Joker in town and his name is Barry Keoghan. Already an acclaimed actor in his own right, Keoghan has big ambitions to outshine Ledger and take the Joker to new heights.

Introducing Barry Keoghan, The New Joker Actor

Barry Keoghan is an up-and-coming actor from Dublin, Ireland. Keoghan has been acting since he was a child, appearing in small parts on television and film. But it wasn’t until his breakout role in Dunkirk that he started to get noticed by Hollywood. After that, he went on to star in films such as The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Favourite. Keoghan.

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Joker Actor, Barry KeoghanJoker Actor, Barry Keoghan

In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, showed his interest in returning as the villain and shared that he’s been preparing for it meticulously.

“Obviously I’d love another crack. I’ve got a ton of back work done on him. If an opportunity does arise but, you know, they make the call, and I’ve got to respect that. I’ve got a few other things I’d love to bring. Actually, I have this little half-Moleskin book I’ve written a lot in already and so yeah, I want to show people what that is.”

His acting career is on the rise and his performance as The Joker is sure to take him to the next level.

Why Barry Keoghan is the Perfect Fit for The Joker

The Joker Actor has been described by critics as an “intensely focused actor” who has the ability to “disappear into his characters.” His acting style is unique, and he has a knack for transforming into the characters he plays. He has a natural charm and a knack for comedy, but he can also bring a dark intensity to his performances, so he can play The Joker as both a villain and a hero.

Barry Keoghan as Joker in The Batman
Barry Keoghan as Joker in The Batman

Keoghan also has the physicality for the role. He’s tall and lean, which makes him an intimidating presence on screen. He also has an expressive face, which allows him to bring a lot of emotion to his characters. All of these qualities make him the perfect fit for the role of The Joker.

How The New Joker Actor, Barry Keoghan Aims to Outshine Heath Ledger

As the sixth actor to assume the mantle of the iconic Joker in a live-action film. The new Joker Actor is aware of the immense pressure to outshine Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as The Joker. But he’s not intimidated by it, instead he’s using it as motivation.

Heath Ledger as The Joker
Heath Ledger as The Joker

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Keoghan has been studying Ledger’s performance closely, but he’s not trying to copy it. Instead, he’s using it as inspiration to create his own version of The Joker. He’s also been studying other Joker actors who have played the role, from Jack Nicholson to Joaquin Phoenix, to get an understanding of the character.

The new Joker actor aims to distinguish his portrayal by making audiences feel sympathetic towards his version, challenging the traditional perception of the Clown Prince of Crime as a purely malevolent force. He’s determined to put his own stamp on the character, and he’s confident that he can bring something new and unique to the role. The actor recently explained that

“[The Joker is] a bit charming and a bit hurt and wanted some sort of human in there behind the makeup and this is a facade he puts [on].”

What We Can Expect From The New Joker Actor Barry Keoghan

Fans are both excited and apprehensive about Keoghan taking on the role of The Joker. It’s hard to predict what we can expect from Keoghan’s performance as The Joker, but we can make some educated guesses. We can expect an intense and complex performance that will be both dark and humorous. We can also expect a physical performance that will be both intimidating and captivating.

Barry Keoghan is an up-and-coming actor with big ambitions and he’s taking his preparation for the role seriously. The new Joker Actor will surely bring something new and exciting to the role but will he be able to outshine the iconic portrayal of The Joker by Heath Ledger?  hope we get to see it soon.

Source: Movie Web

Written by Minhaz Ahamed

Minhaz is a writer who delves into the complexities of the human experience through his writings, with a focus on cinema, psychology, and philosophy. He finds solace in writing and uses it as a means of exploring and understanding the world.