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All the Ways Playing a Batman Villain Messed These Actors Up

Though playing a Bat-nemesis used to be a lark, actors have increasingly gone full-on method for it, delving deep into the psychosis and malevolence of the Dark Knight’s biggest foes.

And the Joker Got Away: An Oral History of ‘Christmas with the Joker’

Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy and producer Paul Dini reflect on the Joker’s first appearance in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and how it set the definitive tone for the Batman vs. Joker rivalry

How ‘Why So Serious?’ Became This Century’s Best Summer Movie Tagline — and Then a Punchline

The provocative ‘Dark Knight’ phrase encapsulated the blockbuster’s dark brilliance. But more than a decade later, it’s turned into a dismissive shorthand for self-serious event films.

Playing the Joker Is Now the Greatest Acting Challenge of Our Time

Hollywood has set a weird precedent by treating the clown who does crimes like a Shakespearean role