Heath Ledger's Joker Diary Video Resurfaces And Goes Viral

A clip from Too Young to Die, the German documentary covering the life and death of Heath Ledger, has caught fire around the internet again. The clip gives viewers a peek into the diary Ledger kept while preparing for his Academy Award-winning performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

The documentary was released in 2012, and this particular clip was uploaded to YouTube by Broadview Pictures in 2014. The video was shared on Reddit Sunday night, and captured the attention of many fans still fascinated by the actor and the character.

In the video, you can see clippings that Ledger attached to the pages, included several from Stanley Kubrick's 1971 adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, which seems to have informed Ledger's take on the Joker.


That a clip from more than a year ago, from a documentary release three years ago, can garner so much attention on the matter only speaks to the impact Ledger's performance had on those who saw the film.