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Heath Ledger (1979–2008)


When 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 72 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 2006 Candy
Dan
 1999 Two Hands
Jimmy
 1997 Paws
Oberon
 1997 Blackrock
Toby
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
Conor
- 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).

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 160 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Heathcliff Andrew Ledger

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I prefer to date older women because they don't try to act older like younger girls but because they try to act younger. See more »

Trivia:

He was five years younger than Christian Bale, making him the first actor to play The Joker who was younger than the actor playing Batman. See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice See more »

Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries

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Heath as Mad Max? ledesma_b
Other perfomances that equal or surpass Ledger's Joker? Hypnoticz
heathcliff? juddlepuddle1
He would've been perfect in Rush ledesma_b
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Poetry for Heath, my soulmate, the most beautiful soul i've ever seen... incanta
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