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Is the Joker based on a real person?

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Bill Finger and I created the Joker. Bill was the writer. [The Joker ] looks like Conrad Veidt – you know, the actor in The Man Who Laughs, [the 1928 movie based on the novel] by Victor Hugo. Bill Finger had a book with a photograph of Conrad Veidt and showed it to me and said, 'Here's the Joker.'
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