Phoenix meets Ledger. Who's the best Joker ever? - StoryBrain
One of the most popular videos ever done on the channel is a comparison of Jared Leto and Heath Ledger’s Joker characters. At the time, StoryBrain said Heath was clearly the best Joker ever and one of the greatest villains ever put on screen. But now, a new challenger has emerged. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has made a huge splash, and I think it’s time to review the new film and compare how each Joker works on our emotions. Which should be especially interesting, since they actually function in opposite ways.