Was Heath Ledger’s Joker Based On Tom Waits?

Heath Ledger may have based The Joker on Tom Waits. The mystery of how the late Heath Ledger came up with his personal take on the infamous super villain may finally now be solved after years of speculation.

As many fanboys have recently pointed out this Tom Waits interview from 1979 has some spooky similarities. Just listen to that voice and look at those mannerisms.