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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 73 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar
10 Things I Hate About You
The Patriot
The Patriot Gabriel Martin


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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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Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006).

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3 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 161 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Heathcliff Andrew Ledger


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[on walking down the red carpet] Like diving into an Olympic pool, swimming the length underwater, then emerging gasping for breath. It's so noisy that it's quiet, you can't hear; the flashlights are so blinding that it's dark, you can't see. See more »


Before appearing with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008), the two of them both played incarnations of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There. (2007). This makes Ledger the second Joker actor to share a role with a Batman actor. Previously, Cesar Romero shared the role of lawman John "Doc" Holliday with Adam West and Val Kilmer. See more »


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