Heath Ledger’s Joker Crowned Most Memorable Movie Moment In The Last 21 Years

As moviegoers prepare for Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Joker this fall, Rotten Tomatoes has proven that Heath Ledger’s Academy Award-winning performance from The Dark Knight is still on people’s minds. The film review outlet conducted a poll of almost 25,000 visitors in honor of its 21st birthday to find the most memorable movie moments, and Ledger’s Clown Prince came out on top.

It’s almost incredible to think in hindsight that a great number of Batman fans were skeptical of Ledger’s casting. His career and ability, which included another Oscar-nominated performance in Brokeback Mountain, had been called into question when put up against Jack Nicholson’s iconic portrayal in Tim Burton’s 1989 classic. But ever since Nolan’s gritty masterpiece unleashed upon theaters in 2008, Ledger’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime has become the basis upon which all other Jokers, and superhero villains in general,
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