Life imitates comics: Bernie Madoff as the Joker

March 19, 2009 | 1:29 a.m.

The Joker surged in popular culture with the release of “The Dark Knight” and Heath Ledger’s posthumous Oscar certainly didn’t dampen the trend. Here’s a recent photo by Timothy A. Clary of Getty/AFP capturing the real-life bad guy smirking from a newsstand in New York…or should I just call it Gotham?


— Geoff Boucher



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“Dark Knight” photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

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3 Responses to Life imitates comics: Bernie Madoff as the Joker

  1. JL says:

    Madoff looks more like Grandpa (Al Lewis) Munster than the Joker!

  2. An unsettlingly fey Grandpa Munster.

  3. Mike Bud says:

    I think Madoff would be better as the Penguin…

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