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Wawrinka Gets In Touch With His Evil Side

Stanislas Wawrinka

Wawrinka© L'Illustre/NemethStanislas Wawrinka as The Joker from the film "The Dark Knight" in Cannes.

Look out Novak Djokovic. There’s a new joker on the ATP World Tour.

Stanislas Wawrinka recently attended the Cannes Film Festival and had an opportunity to be transformed into his favourite movie antagonist. The Swiss selected the Joker from “The Dark Night”, a movie from Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series. The evil, but playful, character was portrayed by the late Heath Ledger, who posthumously received an Academy Award for his work.

“When I was asked to slip into the skin of a bad boy, my Top 3 were the Joker, Scarface and Michael Corleone,” said Wawrinka. “I like the Joker from the last Batman, ‘The Dark Knight’ . The movie is very black, and there are some great and very actual scenes.”

As to whether Wawrinka could relate to the Joker, he said, “I wouldn't say that I'm evil on court. But you have to be tough and also egotistical unfortunately.”

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