AICN got burned earlier for putting up a photoshopped image of Heath Ledger as The Joker. In that photo, Ledger looked an awful lot like Brandon Lee in The Crow. Now, they’ve got what they claim to be an actual makeup test for Ledger.
In the photo below, you can see that he has scarring on the side of his mouth, probably from self-inflicted wounds to create that smiling clown look. Also, what is interesting, is Ledger looks very much like a person who is just finding their way as The Joker.
He looks like he could be a common criminal, just getting a taste for the theatrical. A far cry from the over-the-top clownish, crazy Jack Nicholson version in the original Tim Burton Batman. Either way, this photo is light years better than what we saw the other day, those spy photos from a distance.