Originally Posted by regwec
I remember him been suggested a lot before TDK.
The Joker isn't French, however.
Not in the comics - you're right, but characters have been changed for the big screen. I mean Bane was a latino with a wrestler mask in the comics until Nolan got his hands on him and you can see how that turned out (a lot of people liked that character). I don't think Joker's nationality is a make-or-break aspect of the character. Crazy criminals can come from anywhere.