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Heath Ledger (1979–2008)

When a hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979, in Perth, Western ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 69 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Candy
 1999 Two Hands
 1997 Paws
 1997 Blackrock
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
- Traps (1997) ... Conor
- The Cage (1997) ... Conor
- Tash (1997) ... Conor
- Sweet Bridget (1997) ... Conor
- Daybreak (1997) ... Conor
 1992 Clowning Around
Orphan Clown (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006).

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3 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 159 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Heathcliff Andrew Ledger


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

I don't have a technique. I've never been a believer in having one set technique on how to act. There are no rules and there is no rulebook. At the end of the day, it all comes down to my instincts. That's the one thing that guides me through every decision professionally. Socially, also. That's my technique. Yeah, you read through the script 100 times. I guess I have little characteristics about... See more »


Was good friends with Ben Harper. See more »


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