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7 Things the World Just Found Out About Heath Ledger

19 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Carlo Allegri It's been more than nine years since Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose at the age of 28, and Spike TV is honoring his memory with a new documentary titled I Am Heath Ledger. We were able to see the film at the Tribeca Film Festival before its limited release on May 3 and television premiere on May 17, and it is just as heartbreaking as you would expect. Not only does it include rare footage of the actor, much of which he took himself, but it also features thoughtful interviews from his family and friends, detailing personal stories and unknown facts. Here are seven things we learned about his life and legacy from the documentary. Related37 Ways We'll Always Remember Heath Ledger 1. Mel Gibson Was His Idol Heath was such a big fan of Mel, he actually messed up his audition for The Patriot when they did a screen test together. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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'I Am Heath Ledger': 10 Things We Learned From Spike TV Doc

18 May 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I'm not supposed to be talking about this with you. This is not something that is supposed to be happening right now," musician Ben Harper says at the beginning of the new Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger. "Some people are just bigger than the world has room for."

Harper, a close friend of the actor who died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose, is one of several friends, peers and family members who discuss both the actor's singular talents and constant search for adventure and creative pursuits. The poignant film, »

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Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Is a Touching But Superficial Documentary Tribute to a Great Actor Gone Too Soon

28 April 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Don’t be fooled by the title. While it’s true that “I Am Heath Ledger” is peppered with home video footage shot by its dearly departed namesake, this somewhat hagiographic documentary isn’t a first-person account, it’s not a direct address from beyond the grave. Brought to you by the same guy who has previously claimed to be Chris Farley, Bruce Lee, and a handful of other Hollywood legends who died at the height of their fame, director Derik Murray is no more Heath Ledger than he was any of those other iconoclasts, but — nauseatingly presumptuous title aside — the newest installment of his non-fiction franchise is a tender, worthwhile remembrance for an irrepressible star whose light continues to shine upon the people he left behind.

Co-directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, “I Am Heath Ledger” is far too loving a portrait to be confused for art — don’t expect another »

- David Ehrlich

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Tribeca 2017: I Am Heath Ledger Review

28 April 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: James Kleinmann

The feature length made for TV doc receiving its world premiere at Tribeca, I Am Heath Ledger, will be a moving experience for fans of the late star and posthumous Oscar-winner.

It maps his journey from being a Perth schoolboy to a Hollywood leading man, as well as his artistic growth, evident with each new role, using home video, childhood photographs, on set behind the scenes footage, film clips and interviews. It’s a portrait of an energetic artist in control of his own career, always looking for the next creative challenge.

Photo by Newspix/Rex/Shutterstock (726388v). Casting photo of Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger retrospective.

What makes I Am Heath Ledger worth seeking out is the intimate video footage, much of which was shot by Ledger himself, who we learn was rarely without a camera in hand. With no formal training, Ledger honed his screen acting »

- James Kleinmann

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Watch Heath Ledger's Home Movies in Poignant New Doc Trailer

4 April 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Heath Ledger's trove of never-before-seen home movies feature prominently in the moving new trailer for Spike's upcoming documentary, I Am Heath Ledger. The film will premiere April 23rd at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The candid footage is interspersed with clips from Ledger's various films and interviews with friends, family and collaborators like Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Ang Lee, Ben Harper and Christina Cauchi. "Even as a supporting actor he will steal the whole show," Lee says. "That's the power of Heath Ledger."

The I Am Heath Ledger trailer teases Ledger's desire for, »

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I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Examines a Life Cut Too Short

4 April 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Heath Ledger was one of his generation's brightest young actors. An immense and generous talent who burst upon the Hollywood scene, he quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death. Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Derik Murray, Network Entertainment, and Spike TV present the definitive look at the life and work of this unforgettable actor and artist in I Am Heath Ledger. Spike TV has debuted the first trailer for this documentary that offers a glimpse at the beloved Heath Ledger that fans haven't seen before.

The 90-minute documentary premieres on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00pm Et/Pt, following its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. The upcoming documentary will receive a limited theatrical nationwide release on May 3 with Fathom Events. Tickets and more information are available at FathomEvents.com. I Am Heath Ledger will also have a Digital/DVD release from Virgil Films »

- MovieWeb

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Heath Ledger Documentary Debuts Evocative Trailer with Never-Before-Seen Footage

4 April 2017 4:31 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The emotional first trailer for Spike’s Heath Ledger documentary debuted today on what would have been the actor’s 38th birthday.

Spike TV’s I Am Heath Ledger, set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, features never-before-seen footage of the late actor, who died from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs at the age of 28.

The film also features interviews with those closest to Ledger, including his sister Kate Ledger, musician and friend Ben Harper, his former girlfriend Christina Cauchi and a number of industry friends like director Ang Lee. Naomi Watts, who dated Ledger, also appears in the film, »

- Mike Miller

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I Am Heath Ledger documentary gets a first trailer

4 April 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On what would have been his 38th birthday, Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released a trailer for the upcoming documentary I Am Heath Ledger, which explores the life and work of the acclaimed actor, who quickly rose to the heights of fame before his tragic death in 2008. Watch the trailer below after the official synopsis…

“I Am Heath Ledger” provides an intimate look at Heath through the lens of his own camera, with a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage, as he films and often performs in his own personal journey – extravagant in gesture and in action. Through these personal home movies, we get a rare glimpse into his true character – demonstrating his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life. 

The film features interviews from those who knew Heath best including close friends, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Trailer: Spike TV Unveils Intimate First Look at New Documentary About Late Actor — Watch

4 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary “I Am Heath Ledger.” Directed by Derik Murray (“I Am Chris Farley”), the film offers an intimate look at Ledger’s life, as well as his career rise with roles in films such as “10 Things I Hate About You,” “The Patriot,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Dark Knight,” and more.

Read More: Spike TV Announces Wide-Ranging Heath Ledger Documentary for May Broadcast

“He wanted fame, and then when he got it, he didn’t want it,” filmmaker Matt Amato, Ledger’s longtime friend and business partner, says in the trailer. The documentary also features interviews with actors Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn, director Ang Lee, musician Ben Harper, model Chistina Cauche, and other friends and family of the actor.

The trailer opens with footage of Ledger taking pictures with a Rolleiflex camera. The documentary also includes never-before-seen videos shot by the actor. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Trailer: Spike TV Unveils Intimate First Look at New Documentary About Late Actor — Watch

4 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released the official trailer for its upcoming documentary “I Am Heath Ledger.” Directed by Derik Murray (“I Am Chris Farley”), the film offers an intimate look at Ledger’s life, as well as his career rise with roles in films such as “10 Things I Hate About You,” “The Patriot,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Dark Knight,” and more.

Read More: Spike TV Announces Wide-Ranging Heath Ledger Documentary for May Broadcast

“He wanted fame, and then when he got it, he didn’t want it,” filmmaker Matt Amato, Ledger’s longtime friend and business partner, says in the trailer. The documentary also features interviews with actors Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn, director Ang Lee, musician Ben Harper, model Chistina Cauche, and other friends and family of the actor.

The trailer opens with footage of Ledger taking pictures with a Rolleiflex camera. The documentary also includes never-before-seen videos shot by the actor. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Heath Ledger Remembered in Trailer for Spike TV Documentary on Late Actor (Video)

4 April 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike TV and Network Entertainment have released the trailer for “I Am Heath Ledger,” the new documentary exploring the life of the late actor who passed away in 2008. Actor Ben Mendelsohn, director Ang Lee, model Christina Cauchi and Ledger’s sister Kate Ledger all pop up in the preview, praising the “Brokeback Mountain” actor. “Heath was the most alive human,” musician Ben Harper says. Also Read: Heath Ledger to Be Next Subject of Spike's 'I Am' Documentary Series “He wanted fame, and then when he got it, he didn’t want it,” filmmaker Matt Amato adds. Using interviews with members »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Heath Ledger Friend: ‘He Wanted Fame — and Then When He Got It, He Didn’t Want It’

4 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first trailer for an upcoming Spike TV documentary on Heath Ledger reveals an intimate look at the actor few really knew — from the lens of his own camera, as he captured his personal journey to stardom.

I Am Heath Ledger comes a little more than nine years after the actor’s tragic death at age 28 from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs. The documentary will air Wednesday, May 17, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Spike TV, as well as at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23.

The documentary features interviews with those who knew Ledger best — Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and More Bring Peace, Music and Resistance to Tibet House’s Carnegie Hall Benefit

17 March 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

“Remain happy, remain loving—but resist.” Those were Professor Robert Thurman’s opening remarks at the 30th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert held Thursday night at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall. But perhaps “opening shot” might be a more appropriate term. Despite the glitzy setting, the concert was a night of peaceful rebellion—assisted by an unparalleled lineup of diverse musicians ranging from punk poet laureate Patti Smith, soul shouters Alabama Shakes, electro pioneers New Order, dreamy acoustic troubadours Ben Harper and Sufjan Stevens, and the raw power of Iggy Pop.

Presiding over the evening was composer supremo Philip Glass, »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Ben Harper and Wife Jaclyn Matfus Reportedly Expecting First Child Together

9 March 2017 10:28 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ben Harper is reportedly expecting baby no. 5!

Harper, 47, and his wife, Jaclyn Matfus, 33, are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports.

Related: The Most Adorable Celebrity Dads

Et has reached out to the Grammy winner's rep for comment.

Harper has four other children from previous relationships, including a 15-year-old son, Ellery, and a 12-year-old daughter, Jaya, with his ex-wife, Laura Dern. The former couple finalized their divorce in 2013.

The "Finding Our Way" singer and his first wife, Joana, also have two sons together Charles, 19, and Harris, 16.

Harper married Matfus, a social advocate, on New Year’s Day in 2015.

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Jodie Foster, Wilmer Valderrama and Michael J. Fox Key Speak at Unity Rally Held in Place of Oscars Party

24 February 2017 8:49 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There were surprise musical guests, food trucks, and a star-studded roster of attendees -- but that's where the similarities with the Hollywood Oscar bashes stopped at the UTA United Voices rally, held Friday in lieu of the agency's usual swank after-party.

Actors, artists, musicians and humanitarians were joined by a crowd of around 1,500 people at the rally in Beverly Hills, to -- as comedian Keegan Michael Key put it -- "support the creative community's growing concern with anti-immigration sentiment in the United States of America and the potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas, not to mention freedom of expression."

Exclusive: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton 'Cheers' to Continued Support of the Aclu and Fred Hollows Foundation

Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster made a rare public appearance at the rally, admitting that she usually prefers to keep her activism out of the public eye. "As most of you know, I don't do »

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