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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)
The Patriot
The Patriot Gabriel Martin
(2000)

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't have a technique. I've never been a believer in having one set technique on how to act. There are no rules and there is no rulebook. At the end of the day, it all comes down to my instincts. That's the one thing that guides me through every decision professionally. Socially, also. That's my technique. Yeah, you read through the script 100 times. I guess I have little characteristics about... See more »

Trivia:

His ancestry was English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and, from his matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish. Through his Jewish great-great-grandmother, Lillian May Solomon, Heath was also a sixth cousin, three times removed, of actor and comedian Peter Sellers, through their shared Sephardi Jewish forebears, Daniel de David de Mendoza and Esther Lopez. Through the same ... See more »

Trademark:

His warm smile See more »

Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries

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