One of my favorite performances in any movie is Heath Ledger as the Joker. He took a character so over the top and he grounded it, made it real. Even when actors play real life historical figures it can seem fake, overdone. Even an actor playing an average person can seem fake and overdone. Heath Ledger’s Joker was real. I find myself continually trying to find the cracks, like analyzing special effects for flaws, and I can’t.