If this diary’s to be believed, then it looks like Heath Ledger may have actually given his life to his most iconic role – The Joker.
A German documentary about Ledger’s life is coming to the screen, complete with his father, Kim Ledger, giving the filmmakers a look into Ledger’s diary he kept during production of The Dark Knight. It’s chock full of images of playing cards, Batman comic panels, and pictures of hyenas for…inspiration. “He pretty well locked himself up in a hotel, in his apartment, for a month or so, to sort of galvanize the upcoming character in his own mind,” Kim remembered. “That was typical of Heath on any movie. He would certainly immerse himself in the upcoming character. I think this was just a whole new level.”