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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. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 76 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
(2008)
Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar
(2005)
10 Things I Hate About You
(1999)
A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale William Thatcher
(2001)

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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 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 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:

His Golden Globe Award win for The Dark Knight (2008) came eleven days before the first anniversary of his death. See more »

Trademark:

His warm smile See more »

Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries

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