Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Joker Defeated?

Well, it's been a while since I've written and a lot has happened. The picture above is right after the boywonder and I (The Dark Knight back then) defeated Fatherman. As you see in the picture I'm not smiling. I'm serious. This is kind of how I'm feeling now. I feel like I've defeated the enemy, but I'm not yet over the hill from where I was before. The enemy was my fear, but I didn't get where I wanted. Heath Ledger is going to play the role of the Joker in the new upcoming "The Dark Knight" Batman film from Christopher Nolan. I'm glad they went with a strong actor, but I'm still wishing I'd gotten to actually meet Christopher Nolan. I wish I'd had the opportunity to stand in front of him and audition for the role. I know a lot of people wish a lot of things, but I guess I'm feeling a little defeated even though I've done everything I could to get this role. I really would like to have a speaking part in the film now. How I'm going to do this I don't know . . .

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Batman and Robin VS. Fatherman

This is a picture of two boys fighting some fierce crime. My grandma made us costumes one year and we just took to the roles like pudding on a baby's butt. . . whatever that means. We wore these costumes everywhere - fought crime in the house. Everything was a villian. We had no allies. Our cat Emma K. Stoops was subject to many a torcher as we pulled out whiskers to gain information about the where abouts of "idon'tknowwhat". We told her if she didn't talk, what would happen. Poor cat. Mom, well, we put her down when we could.

I'm the one dressed up as Batman and my little brother Chris was Robin. He was the perfect Robin - still is. We're fighting the evil Mr. Fatherman! Obviously, we've caught him off guard here. Fatherman made things difficult for Batman and Robin, especially when it was time for bed, or we had spankings. Do you know how vulnerable and humiliating it is for Batman and Robin to receive a spanking? It's one thing to get a spanking for doing something wrong as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, but to do some time bent over the knee in your Batman and Robin costume is just another story all together; cape over the head, utility belt down around the ankles . . . anyway . . . Matt (our third brother) wasn't around yet or was just being born, so he probably would have been a villian too or possibly Batmite.

More later . . .

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


The Joker is eating his greens today! Just wanted you to know!!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

What Has Happened - By: Chadd Stoops

I thought I'd write as Chadd for a moment, so everyone could get an update on the progress of things. I wanted people to get an idea of where this has come from and how we got here thus far. This is what's happened.

After "Batman Begins" came out I called my good friend the MovieMonkey for some advice. MovieMonkey has been my friend since the 6th Grade. We talked and I finally mentioned, again, that I'd always wanted to play a young Joker or like a "Son of Joker" character or something to that affect. I figured since Jack Nicholson had already played the part I'd never have an opportunity to play the "actual Joker", but now after this remake of the "Batman" franchise there seems to be another opportunity. I've done a lot of physical comedy in my day and I just never found a home for the things I love and can do. When "Batman Begins" hit the theaters and the Joker was the next villian to be played, I was amazed. I thought, "could I, a nobody in this business, possibly have a chance?" I felt like singing one of the songs from the original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". I mean my chances seemed slim. I told Monkey my dream, and like always, he cheared me on. Good friends do that. Usually, when he or I had ideas or dreams we'd be all excited in telling the other person what we were going to do, but most times the telling of what was "going to happen" took up so much energy there wasn't any left to pursue "the dream". Maybe some of you can relate.

Monkey recommended that I find someone with a nice video camera, come up with a monologue that was interesting and then film myself playing out this character wearing Joker clothes. It took me most of the summer to decide to REALLY do this. I decided to talk to a friend who I've collaborated with in the past on projects. His name: Lance Tracy. Great guy . . . great director. I'll go into more detail on how that all came together later in my next entries. It was a flat out miracle.

We miraculously finished the film and then started showing it to people. It seems like a lot of people had differect thoughts on the film. Some people didn't care for the massive beating at the end (with the tire iron) others have really enjoyed it! It is a little gruesome at the end.

After Christmas a friend of mine (we'll just call him Robin) got ahold of an old friend of his (for confidentialities sake we'll call Robins old friend Commissioner Gordon), who is the now the assistant to Ema Thomas (producer of Batman Begins) and her husband Chris Nolan (director of Batman Begins). My friend Robin sent his friend Gordon the DVD of the screen test. Gordon loved it and then passed this along to Ema Thomas. Robin then set up a meeting with Commissioner Gordon and Ema Thomas to deliver the movie and talk about what was on it and who I was. I really wish I'd been there. Anyhow, Ema was leaving that day, so she said she'd watch it on the plane flight to wherever she was headed. A couple of weeks later I received this following email:

> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 06 17:57 PST

> Just hitting you up Shatty to let you know that she saw that DVD and she said she really >enjoyed it...and also said that she will def keep him in mind forone to read for the part. >However you do know that wewill not be concidering any as of yet atleast untilthe middle of >may.. I'll call you sometime this weekman I still need to get to church with you...>Take and God Bless

So, that was what happened up until January (minus the details of the shoot. I will right that in later. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts or comments please don't hesitate to post!

Have a Joke filled day!


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Missed Connections

Just so people know where to go to view the killings, it's to the right of the blog on the side bar. If you view it on You Tube, please leave a comment!!

Check it out!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

It's . . . JoKeR tiMe

Ladies, ladies, ladies . . . it has arrived. The time has come for you all to watch me hurt people publicly! Gentlemen are welcome to watch, but only one at a time and no touching! Not only is the video clip you're about to watch based off of actual events, I just took the liberty myself and made the events . . . actual! YES! Real deaths for the REAL viewers! My hope is that in viewing this you'll reduce the amount of caffine intake every morning. I know, there's a sweet and sentimental side to me. If all goes as planned coffee houses across America will be closing there doors because sicko's like you prefer bloody cups of 'ahhhh, oh my Lord, ahhhhhhhhhh", first thing in the morning in replace of that steamy mug of uppers!

So, sit back, watch, enjoy, and let me know how recovery is going!!!!


Thursday, March 09, 2006

My name is Chadd Stoops and as you know, this term, I'm running for "The Joker", so if you'll all just sit up from your mid day, after lunch before dinner napping and show me your listening I'll begin.

Today was a good day for "The Joker". I am trying to get the screen test and possibly a new website up so that you, my squadron of peeps, can see what you're wanting. I want you to know what you're wanting, and I know deep down - as a peep - you want to know what you want too. I was at my friend Lance Tracy's house this afternoon, and he really made this entire thing possible. Lance directed the screen test for "The Joker" and he condensed the file so that we might be able to watch it enough times to decide on our own (without the help of mom and dad) who should play "The Joker". Let's put our hands together for him - Mr. Lance Tracy ladies and gentlemen (clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap "way to go Lance! clap clap clap (whistle sound) clap clap (someone screams) clap clap clap clap... clap .. (single clap) (silence) (distance scream, "Batman's a weiner!!!!).

Thank you again for your support and beautiful display of patience. As a people, as a whole, you're all winners in my book. Together we will take down the empire of "obivious choices" or the "random selecting" that goes on in this motion picture business. Together we'll start a new race of men and women. Dedicated to the truth! Dedicated to the insanity that says "I'm not just a random man or woman! I'm part of a bunch of ordinary everyday people who think that the under successful should be given another chance. Another chance to prove themselve ordinary enough to become a vile and terrible cold blooded killer for the sake of entertainment.