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Old 10 January 2010, 11:33 PM
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Default Heath Ledger skateboarding while filming "The Dark Knight?"

A picture has hit Digg that purports to show Heath Ledger skateboarding, in full Joker makeup and outfit, in Chicago while filming the The Dark Knight.



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It might be hard for you to believe a picture this awesome actually exists, but I really think itís legit. Why? Hereís the evidence:
A) Itís one thing to match the Jokerís costume pitch perfectly, itís another to have a full-replica batsuit from the movie.
B) How else do you get an empty main road in downtown Chicago to shoot a funny skateboarding shot?
C) Ledger is (was) a known skateboarder, and thereís a video of him actually skateboarding on set while wearing full Joker make-up (at 23 seconds).
So either this is the worldís greatest Photoshop, itís the work of some hardcore skateboarding replica costume enthusiasts, or itís for real. I choose to believe it really is that awesome.
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Old 11 January 2010, 12:00 AM
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Wow, that is an awesome picture.

Something about the lighting on his right side looks funny, but it looks fine on his left side. I definitely hope it's real though.
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Old 11 January 2010, 12:51 AM
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That looks just like the scene in the film when the Joker gleefully runs up to Batman's body right after Batman's suit had electrocuted a henchman, and jumps over Batman excitedly. Adding a photoshopped skateboard to it seems pretty trivial.
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Old 11 January 2010, 12:55 AM
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That looks just like the scene in the film when the Joker gleefully runs up to Batman's body right after Batman's suit had electrocuted a henchman, and jumps over Batman excitedly. Adding a photoshopped skateboard to it seems pretty trivial.
I'm betting that's what is going on here, just photoshopping in the skateboard. I just don't think that Mr. Ledger was that good of a skateboarder to pull this off and I doubt that Mr. Bale would have just laid there as this photo was shot.

Though, for what it's worth, I was living in Chicago during the time they shot The Dark Knight and I heard on the radio about people who could see the filming. They did talk about Ledger skateboarding in full Joker makeup. I always pictured it as him just tooling down the street, though.
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Old 11 January 2010, 01:37 AM
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I wouldn't have thought the board would clear Batman's legs from that picture.

Compare it to this *ahem* rather questionable story.


Same Joker, different background.

ETA: If it was just a casual shot of a bit of fun between shoots, why would Warner Bros put their watermark on the photo?

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Old 11 January 2010, 01:59 AM
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I found this (tiny) picture, and there's no skateboard.
http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/93903960/2064322
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Old 11 January 2010, 03:11 AM
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If something like this did happen, it would have been behind the set. Plus the quality would not be as good.
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Old 11 January 2010, 03:51 AM
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Original picture:

http://images1.fanpop.com/images/pho...4-967-1450.jpg
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Old 11 January 2010, 11:16 PM
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It's not as if more evidence needs adding, but I can't help wondering how much an actor would be allowed to piss about in-costume considering the effort and cost involved in producing the costumes in the first place. It's not like they could just go to Primark and buy a new Joker suit.
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Old 11 January 2010, 11:46 PM
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Does anyone have the DVD for Lords of Dogtown laying around? I thought there was footage of most of the actors doing skate tricks in the bonus material, but I have been known to have a faulty memory.

I vote skateboard is the photoshoped element.
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Old 12 January 2010, 06:20 AM
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I suspect that it wasn't shot on site anyway, as the background looks a lot like a HDR shot, which is a technology not yet suited for movie shooting.

My guess: Static background, actors edited in, skateboard photoshopped in.
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Old 13 January 2010, 10:23 AM
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Amusing how so many people seem interested in the legitimacy of this image, yet have apparantly not seen the movie to relates to. If they had, the real/fake argument would be mooooooooooot.
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Amusing how so many people seem interested in the legitimacy of this image, yet have apparantly not seen the movie to relates to. If they had, the real/fake argument would be mooooooooooot.
If only someone had made that point earlier. Oh yeah, they did!

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That looks just like the scene in the film when the Joker gleefully runs up to Batman's body right after Batman's suit had electrocuted a henchman, and jumps over Batman excitedly.
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