Joker Heath Ledger Skating Over Batman Christian Bale, Picture: Fact Check


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Joker Heath Ledger Skating Over Batman Christian Bale

Story:

Joker Heath Ledger Skating Over Batman Christian Bale

Other Versions

1. Heath Ledger as the Joker skate boarding over Christian Bale as Batman while they take a break on the set of The Dark Knight (2008). Single greatest photo ever taken.

2. Heath Ledger did a kickflip over Christian Bale on the set of The Dark Knight

Fact Check:

The popular story purports to show a great picture of Joker Heath Ledger Skating Over Batman Christian Bale during a break on the set of The Dark Knight movie. In the picture Heath Ledger is in full Joker makeup and outfit and appears to do a kickflip over Christian Bale as Batman lying on ground. Although widely shared, the picture is not what it appears as Heath Ledger Skating over Batman.

Original picture of Joker and Batman without the Skateboard
Original picture of Joker and Batman without the Skateboard

Truth about Heath Ledger Skating Over Batman

The Dark Knight is a 2008 blockbuster movie which made Heath Ledger popular in the supervillain Joker character. In fact, the picture is shared as a shot from the filming of the movie in Chicago. As mentioned by The Movie Stills Database website moviestillsdb.com, the picture is a publicity still of Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight movie. However, the original picture does not have the Skateboard – it was in fact added later. Nonetheless, Heath Ledger was a known Skateboarder and there are many online memes around him. In the video below, you can see him Skateboarding in a shoot:

So, the picture showing Joker Heath Ledger Skating over Batman Christian Bale is Photoshopped one and the story therefore is a hoax. For your information, the acclaimed actor unfortunately died few months after completing his role in The Dark Knight film. He was just 28 and died from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs.

Image of Joker Heath Ledger
Joker Heath Ledger

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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