Christian Bale Hit Heath Ledger for Real in The Dark Knight

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Christian Bale Hit Heath Ledger for Real in The Dark Knight
After nearly a decade, which is how long the Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed, nobody has managed to top Heath Ledger's iconic performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight. What Christopher Nolan managed to craft is something that transcends the comic book genre, and that is in no small part due to Ledger's now legendary turn as the clown prince of crime. Now, nearly 10 years later, it's been revealed that Christian Bale was actually asked to hit Ledger while filming The Dark Knight. Talk about dedication. Here's what Bale had to say about it.

"Our first scene was in an interrogation room together, and I saw that he's a helluva actor who's completely committed to it and totally gets the tone that Chris [Nolan] is trying to create with this. We're not going for actors revealing their enjoyment of playing a wacky caricature. We're treating this as serious drama.
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