^ I remember overhearing someone saying that "'im 'rry" is playing the Riddler in the new Batman film' and thinking that at last Tim was getting his big break! Of course, it was Jim Carrey, not Tim Curry - though I wasn't too disappointed in that choice either.
Kind of a similar thing happened to me with the first film. Someone overheard me talking about the casting of Michael Keaton and said "he'll make a great Joker."
Space Therapist wrote:
I always thought that Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) would have made a great Joker.
The 1989 film's Screenwriter Sam Hamm actually said the same thing. I think Liotta might have actually been in the short list, along with Curry, of guys to be considerd if Nicholson turned it down.