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Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?

Uhtceare

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Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?
« on: July 16, 2017, 01:45:58 AM »
I remember reading somewhere that that version of Joker was based on a particular actor, but I can't remember whom.

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Re: Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:55:11 AM »
I'm not sure if it's particularly the DKR's version...but The Man Wo Laughs, a 1928 American Silent Horror had a character, Gwynplaine, played by Conrad Veidt who was the original inspiration for The Joker.

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Re: Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 01:41:07 PM »
Its David Bowie primarily.

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Re: Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 06:23:21 PM »
I'm not sure if it's particularly the DKR's version...but The Man Wo Laughs, a 1928 American Silent Horror had a character, Gwynplaine, played by Conrad Veidt who was the original inspiration for The Joker.


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Re: Who was the Dark Knight Returns Joker based on visually?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 08:32:04 PM »
Its David Bowie primarily.

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