By Erica Abbott
An image purportedly showing Heath Ledger in Joker makeup posing with “The Dark Knight” co-star Cillian Murphy is a digitally-manipulated fake. The photo is actually a piece of digital artwork.
According to Snopes, the image has been circulating social media for years and recently emerged yet again on the History Lovers Club Twitter page. The photo, which received hundreds of likes, appears to show the actors posing together in a promotional shot for the 2008 crime-drama film “The Dark Knight,” which featured Ledger as the Joker and Murphy as the Scarecrow. The photo, however, is not real.
The image is actually a work of digital art that was shared by DeviantArt user Eri-Sadistic-Snake in 2013. Titled “Portraits of Monsters,” the photo manipulation depicts the two actors, but they were not actually photographed together. It is a composite of several photos. The photo of Murphy was taken at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, while the photo of Ledger was taken during a promo shoot. At least one other image was used to create the digital artwork that was originally in color.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake photo on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Photo of Heather Ledger Posing with Cillian Murphy
Heath Ledger & Cillian Murphy pic.twitter.com/DgCGIOBNvK
— History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) September 13, 2017
Heath Ledger & Cillian Murphy pic.twitter.com/dPdHoBJoeN
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) May 8, 2015
Heath Ledger & Cillian Murphy pic.twitter.com/bjaZJEWPBM
— Behind the Scenes (@BehindScenesPic) May 5, 2015
Heath Ledger & Cillian Murphy pic.twitter.com/xqEU4L02ES
— History in Pictures (@HistoryFlick) May 5, 2015
Have you seen the fake photo of Heather Ledger posing with Cillian Murphy circulating social media? What are your thoughts on the photo manipulation? Sound off in the comments section below!
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