Live Poll: The Best 'Joker'

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Whose performance as The Joker in live action movies or TV series do you think is the best? 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033129929/#1 

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/tCo9-Fsijfw/


1. Cesar Romero in Batman (1966)

2. Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989)

3. Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008)

4. Jared Leto in Suicide Squad (2016)

5. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019).
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Dear IMDb Poll Admins,

Please don't publish this poll before the release of 'Joker' on 4 October 2019 (USA).
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I wouldn't count Heath Ledger's Joker, I would say "apart from Heath Ledger", he will win, and not by a small margin. I made this poll and Ledger had Hannibal Lecter, Keyser Soze, Hans Landa as competitors (stronger entries than the other Joker) and look at the result:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/wgCbJe3P-Vk/results
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If this poll will go live after 1 or 2 years from now, I'm not so sure Heath Ledger would win. I saw Joaqin Phoenix yesterday. Really great performance. In my opinion better than Heath Ledger.
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Off topic... Just some history ...


The Man Who Laughs  (1928)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019130/reference
Conrad Veidt   ...  Gwynplaine / Lord Clancharlie 

Trivia
Gwynplaine's fixed grin and disturbing clown-like appearance
was a key inspiration for comic book talents
writer Bill Finger and artists Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson
in creating Batman's greatest enemy, The Joker.

Mary Philbin and Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs 1928


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019130/mediaviewer/rm427164928
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-favorite-movie-featuring-joker

Poll Suggestion: Favorite Movie Featuring Joker
Which movie featuring Joker is your favorite?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042723046
by Paok-Kilkis s - Posted Apr 3 2019
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-joker-portrayal-that-is-no-laughing-matter

PS: Joker Movie That Is No Laughing Matter
See the partial list of Joker movies here:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041084544/
by urbanemovies  - Posted Dec 30 2018
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Most poll takers would likely vote the same. The  Best 'Joker' poll suggestion is at least dissimilar enough that it asks about an individual actor's performance instead of the entire movie. One can like the movie without liking the performance or visa-versa.
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Joker Bump!
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I hope that this suggestion will go live

according to my expectation:

Heath Ledger (seen)

Joaquin Phoenix (will see it soon)

Jack Nicholson (seen)

Cesar Romero (seen)

Jared Leto (seen) but couldn't watch the whole movie (too awful).
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I watched Joker, and I think Joaquin ties with Heath Ledger.
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Bump!
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Hi Dibby,

May I suggest one small edit? (just adding the article "a" like below)

Whose performance as The Joker in a live action movies or TV series do you think is the best?


I just saw 'Joker' and while I was not very impressed with the film, Phoenix's performance was not only the best portrayal of Joker that I've seen (I've seen Nicholson's and Ledger's) but one of the most exceptional performances that I've ever seen. Wow. 
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Done!
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If you use "a" you should also have "movie" without the s:

in a live action movie or TV series
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Thanks Pibby! Done!
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I wouldn't even include Joaquin Phoenix in this poll. His character is Arthur Fleck, not Jack Napier. Jack Napier is a cunning, anarchistic, highly functioning psychopath; Arthur Fleck is just a neurotic psychopath
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  Well-written Mr. Geerts.  Although Phoenix did a fully-loaded, weird job
of the Joker, it is NOT the same as the Joker in the Batman canon.
   Ken   DelConte