1980: How Jack Nicholson became The Joker

When producer Michael Uslan was first thinking about how to bring a darker version of Batman to the big screen, back in 1980, he saw a photo of Jack Nicholson from The Shining in the newspaper — and he started drawing on it. Uslan turned Nicholson’s famous “Here’s Johnny!” face into the Clown Prince of Crime.  How Jack Nicholson became The JokerAnd, just nine years later, the rest was movie history.

 

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