Originally Posted by Heretic
On a crazed homicidal level...did Nicholsons Jker display ANY hint of being the kind of guy who would kill and torture people the way he does in the comics?
Sure he did. I mean, it was drowned out by a lot of his boldly comical antics, but there was definitely some dark material to his actions, and the character's portrayed as dark as he had been written throughout most of the pre-BATMAN '89 period.
And, at the very least, his portrayal of Jack Napier certainly had that. I've always found it fascination how much more sinister, intense, and intimidating Nicholson's Jack Napier is when compared to his Joker - I've always wished he could have kept more continuity between the two performances.