Was Actor Tom Waits Inspiration For Heath Ledger’s Joker? [Video]

Watch these videos and you’ll see it’s impossible not to make the comparison. The first is a 1979 interview with actor and musician Tom Waits. The later is a clip of Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Their mannerisms and speech patterns are so alike that it seems a real possibility that Waits was Ledger’s inspiration. The two actually worked with each other in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus which was still in production at the time of Ledger’s death. Watch the videos and judge for yourself.

See both videos after the jump…

(Newsarama via Laughing Squid)

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