I was one of the ppl on the fence wondering if he could pull it off. Then I saw the first pics of him in costume, then I was like o sh*t, he got the looked, I always felt he was a decent actor, but I couldn't predict he would do that well in that role. I mean seriously, he k!lled it. The only person I've seen or heard play the joker better than him is mark hammil.
Exactly how I felt. I wanted Johnny Depp or the other dude from A Knight's Tale to play the Joker. When they announced Heath Ledger... I was like ahhh.... damn... we'll see... One of my friends got me a t-shirt for Christmas 2007 with the first official image of him as the Joker on it. Completely sold from that point. And then the movie wrecked me. That was the Joker I'd always imagined personified.