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Heath Ledger as the Joker is an undeniably classic performance. And a tragic one.

The Dark Knight landed in theaters only months after the actor's death by accidental overdose and, thus, his role in the film became iconic in more ways than one.

But that wasn't his final gig.

Ledger died halfway through shooting his role in the whimsical Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by Terry Gilliam. Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell stepped in to make sure his final work could be completed.

The movie hits theaters on Oct. 16.

Still, we can't help but feel a bit conflicted. We could name 10 things or more that we love about Ledger's role in the Batman movie. What if the memory doesn't hold up in this one?


Did you see the music video Heath directed for Modest Mouse? It's right here.