Actor Heath LedgerWarner Bros. confirmed that “Brokeback Mountain” star Heath Ledger will be playing The Joker in “The Dark Knight”, the latest Batman sequel.

The 27-year-old Australia borned actor was nominated for Oscar last year with Brokeback Mountain, playing as the gayish cowboy alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

It would be interesting to see how Ledger would fair against the ‘original’ Joker played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 Batman movie.

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