Heath Ledgers The Joker deserves an Oscar: Maggie Gyllenhaal

July 23rd, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 23 (ANI): Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal is of the opinion that late actor Heath Ledger should win an Oscar for his role as Batman villain The Joker.

Gyllenhaal, who replaced Katie Holmes in the role of assistant district attorney Rachel Dawes in Dark Knight, said Ledger was flawless in the movie.

“To be that incredible in a movie that’’s this huge, that’’s about so many things, is really an accomplishment,” People Magazine quoted Gyllenhaal, as saying.

“In a way I feel funny thinking about the Oscars when he isn”t alive, but at the same time I”m a member of the Academy and I would vote for him.

“Degree of difficulty should be incorporated into the award.

“In order to be a good actor you have to find a place where you are free, but it’’s very unusual to be absolutely free in the way that he was in this movie It was inspiring working with him, said Gyllenhaal, who attended the movie premier with fiance Peter Saarsgard.

Apparently actor Michael Caine, who plays the character of Batmans butler Alfred in the movie, agrees with Gyllenhaal that Ledger was totally worthy of an Oscar nomination. (ANI)

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