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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 »

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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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Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006).

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

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Heathcliff Andrew Ledger


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[about growing up with his mom and his sisters] I learned respect for women, and patience. You grow up with all those women around learn to wait your turn. (Cosmopolitan, June 1998) See more »


Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001. See more »


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