Now here’s a comparison that is absolutely brutal to breakdown. Who played the better Joker, Nicholson or Ledger? Is it even possible to answer this question? Nicholson stays more faithful to the classic comic book Joker but Ledger brings an uncanny “agent of chaos” element to the role unlike any that has ever been seen. It’s a maniacal showdown for the ages, and I honestly think it will do nothing more than make your head explode! Anything else would be crazy!