A journal Heath Ledger created for his role as The Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight has surfaced online.
A clip from To Young To Die– a documentary released in 2013 focusing on the late actor’s life – has spread online after being posted on Reddit recently.
Featuring Ledger’s father talking about the journal, the video shows pages filled with images of playing cards, scenes from Batman comics, photos of hyenas, and stills of Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange.
His father is shown saying: “So this is the diary – he pretty well locked himself up in a hotel room for a month or so to galvanise the upcoming character in his own mind.”
“That was typical of Heath on any movie, he would certainly immerse himself in the character and I think this was just a whole new level.”
The actor’s flawless interpretation of the iconic character won him a posthumous Oscar in 2009.
Ledger died in January 2008 at the age of 28 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.