Best Comic-to-Movie Villain

Jack Nicholson's Joker voted best
comic book movie villain of all time

Jack Nicholson’s 1989 portrayal of The Joker has been voted the best-ever film version of a comic book villain, according to a survey. He narrowly beat out Heath Ledger’s acclaimed 2008 depiction of the same character to claim the top spot, with Batman characters dominating the list. Nicholson’s twisted turn as Batman’s infamous nemesis was selected by 23% of the population, just ahead of Heath Ledger’s performance in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. Danny DeVito’s demented rendition of The Penguin in 1992’s 'Batman Returns' came in 3rd place in the poll.