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The Dark Knight (2008)

Heath Ledger as "The Joker"

With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.

Academy Award (2008) Won Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Won Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2008) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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Feb 12th 2011, 12:00PM

'Dark Knight Rises' Won't Include Joker; Will Be Nolan's Last Batman Film

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Dec 1st 2010, 4:46AM

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Mike Moody on Jul 12th 2010, 11:00AM

Jul 12th 2010, 11:00AM

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Harley W. Lond on Apr 26th 2010, 2:00PM

Apr 26th 2010, 2:00PM

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Mar 24th 2010, 1:10PM

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Mar 7th 2010, 8:15AM

Young, Gifted and Golden: The Youngest Nominees in Oscars History

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Feb 16th 2010, 1:27PM

Christopher Nolan to Handle 'Superman' Reboot?

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Interview: Terry Gilliam

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Jan 14th 2010, 4:40PM

Discuss: Pleasantly Surprising Performances

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Jan 2nd 2010, 10:02AM

The Best of the Decade: Breakthroughs

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Dec 26th 2009, 7:00AM

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'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Movie Reviews

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Terry Gilliam on Losing Heath Ledger and the Three Stars Who Saved His Movie

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Dec 24th 2009, 9:00AM

The Heath Ledger Decade: A Look Back (VIDEO)

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Dec 23rd 2009, 3:00PM

Johnny Depp on Taking Over for Heath Ledger in 'Parnassus': Exclusive!

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Dec 16th 2009, 12:30PM

Verne Troyer: What's 'Mini-Me' Up to These Days?

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Dec 1st 2009, 2:24PM

11-Year-Old Channels Heath Ledger's Joker on YouTube (VIDEO)

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Nov 17th 2009, 10:30AM

Wait, Now Heath Ledger Has a DirecTV Commercial?

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Oct 15th 2009, 4:32PM

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Oct 9th 2009, 5:30PM

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Scenes We Love: The Dark Knight

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Sep 26th 2009, 1:02PM

Why Terry Gilliam Can't Get it Right

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Sep 17th 2009, 7:56PM

The Buzziest Films at TIFF 2009

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Sep 8th 2009, 8:05AM

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Sep 8th 2009, 8:00AM

Heath Ledger's 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus' Trailer Debuts

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Aug 11th 2009, 10:30AM

Finally! A Full Trailer for 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'

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Aug 10th 2009, 2:32PM

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Aug 5th 2009, 7:10AM

Did Heath Ledger Want to Get Fired from 'The Dark Knight'?

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Sci-Fi Squad Staff on Jun 30th 2009, 9:02AM

Jun 30th 2009, 9:02AM

Ledger Wanted Out of 'Dark Knight' Role, Source Says

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Erik Davis on Jun 30th 2009, 8:02AM

Jun 30th 2009, 8:02AM

The Geek Beat: 20 Years of Batmania

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Is Christopher Nolan Returning for 'Batman 3'? The Rumor Mill Says No

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