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Who's the most iconic Joker: Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger?

There are a few iconic versions of the Joker, and many actors have left their mark portraying Batman's archnemesis in both live action and animation. But Jack Nicholson's performance in "Batman" and Heath Ledger's portrayal in "The Dark Knight" are arguably the most popular versions. Nicholson breathed new life into Joker with his showy performance in the iconic 1989 blockbuster. But Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2009. Who's the most iconic Joker?

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Below is the synopsis of "Batman," per IMDb

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Jack Nicholson's performance is regarded as being one of the greatest supervillain performances of all time, and that's because his showy role as the Joker was next level. He scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor—Comedy or Musical and BAFTA nod for Best Supporting Actor in 1990, but was ultimately snubbed by the Academy. Still, he set the standard for supervillain performances. 

Watch a clip of his epic role in "Batman" below. 

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Below is the synopsis of "The Dark Knight," per IMDb

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Stepping into the shoes of a role that another actor has already made super popular is no easy task, but Heath Ledger immersed himself into the Joker. Unfortunately, he tragically passed away months before the release of "The Dark Knight." The blockbuster is among the top grossing movies of all time, bringing in over $1 billion at the box office worldwide

Ledger's performance is one of the most praised ever. He shares the distinct title of being the first and only actor to win an Oscar for playing a comic book character in a superhero movie. He's also one of the few actors to be nominated or win an Oscar posthumously. His take on the Joker will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic performances ever.

Watch a clip of his performance from the film below. 

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