Tom Waits australia interview 1979 part 1

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Tom Waits interview + on the nickel Part 2: See him speech +30 years later:


hiephoi058 : Do you want to know how i got these scars

Gabriel Esparremberger : I'm gonna make this cigarette... disappear

MichaelNicle : It's rumored that this is where heath ledger got the voice for the Joker.

coolestcatintheroom : This is the guy who inspired batman to play Joseph Gordon Levitt..

Qlipphoth : It's not about singing. It's about sending a message: everything smokes.

TheVideoInvader : According to some film scholars, this is were Christian Bale got his inspiration to lose weight to play Christopher Nolan in Empire of the Sun.

OneMinuteFixed : I say the host handled it like a pro

Zingaa : It's simple, we uh.. kill the batman.

CaptainTinTyrant : Some men just wanna watch the studio burn.

MeowCraft : jesussssssss, sounds creepily like the joker 

DeSTRoYeR992 : duno why people dont like the host. i think he's hilarious

Reegan Riddiford : You know there aint no Joker that's just Tom when he's drunk

sevewone : I used to smoke many years ago, and that my friends is nervous smoking.

fengy : jesus there's something so indubitably charming about him

stupled : I can't shake the feeling that he is going to show the interviewer a magic trick in any moment.

OrangeGameCinema : This dude is a real character. People like this don't exist anymore.

Buck Andrews : It's simple. We kill Bert Newton

TheDezembro : Holy Shit!! Ledger completely NAILED it... Like I knew he had said he was a huge Tom Waits fan and that he took inspiration in this guy but... To do him SO WELL.. Like omg... And its not just that its... It's using THIS and adapting it INTO the Joker... Wow... Heath Ledger had some serious acting skills... Just wow...  True shame his death :( Just to imagine what he could have continued doing in the movie business... How he could have evolved... Just wow. What an amazing actor.

Jake Henry : His voice is incredible.

loveanianimeme : Imagine him playing Heath Ledgers version of the Joker!

Glenn Howerton : Every other comment on here is something about The Joker.

Ray : Man! those 2 are having the best humor chemistry.

fromundachees : 4:05 "I'm so high" - the itching and scratching give it away ... Waits was high out of his mind on dope for this interview... and no one chain smokes like a dopehead

Vath121 : Yes everyone, Heath Ledger modeled Joker's voice after this guy. So stop coming on here and proclaiming it like you're the only one who noticed. EVERYBODY already knows.

Bob Mob : Learnt from Tory baker on kinda funny that Heath ledger based his joker impression on Tom waits

Shane B. : The interview is absolutely surreal

Gorilla Monsoon : "Evening, Commissioner."

Jennifer Jones : I'm thinking Tom is on some serious drugs.

Andrew Everson : i love this interview, it's so laid back

Geoffrey Zoref : 4:27 He says he's big in Japan! Great interview. Look, a host has to do something to get the ball rolling, and sometimes you diffuse an awkward situation with a joke. See David Letterman's interviews with Crispin Glover and Harmony Korine for a masterclass in awkward interviews. And blah blah blah Heath Ledger's Joker.

Michael Antonio : It's simple, we kill, the Batman

Dr. Doggo : 3:05 the most badass thing I've ever seen

Diego Melfi : He isn't shy, he isn't high, he isn't drunk.

AtlasGaveUp : This guy inspired Jesus to die for YOUR sins.

Adrian Arrieta : "I'm so High" at 4:05

SiiKaMoRe : I've watched this damn thing a thousand times.... Still good.

Andrew Ore : Ohh, he just oozes cool, effortless and wonderful!

Zed Zooks : Wonder which part of Australia the interviewer is from. Sounds like Brooklyn.

Patrick Vaglica : Thumbs up if whatculture brought you here

GrassValleyGreg : I'm not sure if the haters are aware of this... But Tom Waits has a growing level of popularity throughout the intercontinental United States... AND Japan.... AND Dublin.... *AND* Philadelphia!

Jason Turner : Omg it's true he is the Joker

Ohnen Vosh : Is this the Joker before he snapped?

sdfgsdgsggserdfsh : Cool people don't even exist nowdays anymore and Tom is the proof

runnofff : The drugs are strong in this one...

WAWDoing : The Dark Knight prequel.

Chrisko1492 : Oh ok....Ledger really imitated him well :)

Brecon Walsh : Tom handles himself with consumate style and aplomb he wins hands down!

nizakat iqbal : dude is high as fak

Haseeb Mahmood : You can see where Heath Ledger got his inspiration for the Joker!