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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 75 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006).

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 159 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:

[on his sleeping problems] Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going. (The New York Times, November 2007) See more »

Trivia:

Played the character of Scott Irwin in the long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away (1988) for 10 episodes in 1997. Scott was a local bad boy who took advantage of Sally Fletcher. It is said that the producers wanted to extend his stay with the show but Heath opted not to. See more »

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Known for completely immersing himself in his roles See more »

Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries

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If Heath was still alive contra98
One of the best actors in history archerybuddies7898
Other perfomances that equal or surpass Ledger's Joker? lebarriosm
Post 2008, what kind of roles do you think would have fit Heath? logicallylethal
His death has propelled him to a wildly overrated status The_Desolate_Kid
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