HEATH LEDGER’s portrayal of the JOKER in BATMAN BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT has been named the summer’s (08) best movie villain.
The late actor, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January (08), won 95 per cent of the votes in a poll conducted by Moviefone.com
– easily beating off competition from Cate Blanchett’s villainous Indiana Jones soviet agent foe.
The Aussie actress’ Irina Spalko came in second with two per cent of the vote.
Iron Man’s nemesis Jeff Bridges tied with The Incredible Hulk actor Tim Roth and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star Jet Li for third place, with one per cent each.
The end-of-summer Moviefone.com poll was another big winner for The Dark Knight, which has made a total of $502.4 million (#271.5 million) at the U.S.
box office – it also won in the categories for Best Sequel, Best Superhero Movie, Best Action Sequence and Movie Most Worth Your Cash.