The Silent Classic, The Man Who Laughs was the inspiration for The Joker

The Silent Classic, The Man Who Laughs was the inspiration for The Joker

The Man Who Laughs (1928)  dir. by Paul Leni...Jerry Robinson  used Gwyneplaine's  physique and grotesque grin  as the inspiration for Batman villain The Joker.

The Man Who Laughs (1928) dir. by Paul Leni...Jerry Robinson used Gwyneplaine's physique and grotesque grin as the inspiration for Batman villain The Joker.

The Man Who Laughs by Arthur K. Miller (2015). Original | Lot #86293 | Heritage Auctions

The Man Who Laughs by Arthur K. Miller (2015). Original | Lot #86293 | Heritage Auctions

The Man Who Laughs was a 1928 silent film based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.  Conrad Veidt starred as the main character with Mary Philbin as his childhood friend Dea. Among other things, Veidt's character Gwynplaine served as the inspiration for the Joker in Batman comics.

The Man Who Laughs was a 1928 silent film based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. Conrad Veidt starred as the main character with Mary Philbin as his childhood friend Dea. Among other things, Veidt's character Gwynplaine served as the inspiration for the Joker in Batman comics.

"The Man Who Laughs" (1928) / Director: Paul Leni / Writers: J. Grubb Alexander (adaptation), J. Grubb Alexander (continuity) / Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar Jr. #poster

"The Man Who Laughs" (1928) / Director: Paul Leni / Writers: J. Grubb Alexander (adaptation), J. Grubb Alexander (continuity) / Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar Jr. #poster

9 Terrifying Old Movies That Put Modern Horror To Shame | Cracked.com The Man Who Laughs

9 Terrifying Old Movies That Put Modern Horror To Shame

9 Terrifying Old Movies That Put Modern Horror To Shame | Cracked.com The Man Who Laughs

the man who laughs (1928, dir. paul leni) My feels are now shot. I love how this actor was able to portray despair and crying despite the deformation of his face permanently smiling. That movie. I need to watch it all the way.

the man who laughs (1928, dir. paul leni) My feels are now shot. I love how this actor was able to portray despair and crying despite the deformation of his face permanently smiling. That movie. I need to watch it all the way.

Conrad Veidt "The Man Who Laughs" 1928..... original inspiration for The Joker in Batman

Conrad Veidt "The Man Who Laughs" 1928..... original inspiration for The Joker in Batman

I wanted to catch a slow-mo of my Rottie catching a carrot. His skills never fail to impress. - GIF on Imgur

Let's not forget the original inspiration for The Joker: Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs (1928)

I wanted to catch a slow-mo of my Rottie catching a carrot. His skills never fail to impress. - GIF on Imgur

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