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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. But that comes much later in his story. Heath Ledger was born on ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 55 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:

I think [getting the role] was tougher for other people to comprehend than it was for me. I'm looking forward to it. A part of me feels like I've been warming up to [playing the Joker] for years. In The Brothers Grimm (2005), [director] Terry Gilliam helped me put on a sort of clown act and adjust to that sort of pace. And I feel it's something within me I know how to do. I like putting on a mask... See more »

Trivia:

Dropped out of Australia (2008) to do The Dark Knight (2008). See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice See more »

Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries