Posted July 30, 2012 by Chris in Comics

Was Tom Waits The Influence For Heath Ledger’s Joker?

In my opinion, probably not. But if you watch the video below, you’ll see a fair number of similarities in terms of mannerisms and voice between Heath’s Joker and Tom Waits. After doing a youtube search of interviews done with Tom Waits, this was the only video that I could find where he had any similarity other than his voice. Besides, this interview was done in 1979, the same year Ledger was born. I guess Heath Ledger could have been a big Waits fan and seen even the more obscure interviews, but that might be a bit of stretch.