Re: am I the only one who DIDN'T think Nicholson nailed joker??
i don't even know if there IS a single, definitive version of the joker. the character's interpretation seems to vary, if only slightly, even in the comics. i don't think that anyone can truly say "THIS is the joker" or "THAT is the joker", except for maybe bob kane and bill finger, and even there i'm not so sure. he is an evolving character who is subject to the whims of his writers and artists, as well as the times he "exists" in. certainly there is a rudimentary foundation that has to be in place for the joker to be "the joker", but there are so many subtleties and traits that can be tweaked and manipulated that keep the character from being static and therefore "definitive". anyway, that being said, i think that jack nicholson did a fantastic job as that particular incarnation of the joker, though he was by no means MY ideal version. i think nolan and ledger will certainly hit closer to the mark...