The Joker’s 20 Greatest Quotes

“You killed Captain Clown!”

Batman: The Animated Series – ‘The Last Laugh’ (1992)

“Do I look like I’m joking?”

Batman (1989)

“Do you wanna know how I got these scars? My father was a drinker, and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me, and he says, ‘Why so serious?’  He comes at me with the knife. ‘Why so serious?!’  He sticks the blade in my mouth— ‘Let’s put a smile on that face!'”  And… Why so serious?”

The Dark Knight (2008)

“Wait til they get a load of me.”

Batman (1989)

“I’m crazy enough to take on Batman, but the IRS? No thank you!”

The New Batman Adventures – ‘Joker’s Million’ (1996)

And... here... we... go. The late, lamented Heath Ledger of course played the Clown Prince of Crime in 2008's The Dark Knight. He remains the only actor to win an Oscar for a role in a superhero film.


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