Fun fact: This was improvised. The building was meant to explode and come down in one go and the crew had one take to get it right. When the explosions malfunctioned, Ledger reacted in character, and Nolan urged his crew to keep filming. By pure chance, it resulted in one of the greatest moments in the movie, and a moment that perfectly showcased Joker’s anarchic nature and Ledger’s sheer talent.
read on reddit that ledger’s performance was based on tom waits’ mannerisms. if you watch an interview i totally buy it, the likeness is pretty strong.
Inject a little chaos. You know the thing about chaos, it’s fair.