Heath Ledger (1979–2008)


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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 82 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar
(2005)
(2008)
A Knight's Tale William Thatcher
(2001)
(1999)

Filmography

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 2008 The Dark Knight
Joker
 2007 I'm Not There
Robbie
 2006 Candy
Dan
 2005 Casanova
Casanova
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Ennis Del Mar
 2005 The Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
 2005 Lords of Dogtown
Skip
 2003 The Order
Alex Bernier
 2003 Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly
 2002 The Four Feathers
Harry Feversham
 2001 Monster's Ball
Sonny Grotowski
 2001 A Knight's Tale
William Thatcher
 2000 The Patriot
Gabriel Martin
 1999 Two Hands
Jimmy
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You
Patrick Verona
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
Conor
- Traps (1997) ... Conor
- The Cage (1997) ... Conor
- Tash (1997) ... Conor
- Sweet Bridget (1997) ... Conor
- Daybreak (1997) ... Conor
 1997 Paws
Oberon
 1997 Home and Away (TV Series)
Scott Irwin
- Episode #1.2168 (1997) ... Scott Irwin
- Episode #1.2167 (1997) ... Scott Irwin
- Episode #1.2166 (1997) ... Scott Irwin
- Episode #1.2163 (1997) ... Scott Irwin
- Episode #1.2162 (1997) ... Scott Irwin
 1997 Blackrock
Toby
 1996 Sweat (TV Series)
Snowy Bowles
- Episode #1.26 (1996) ... Snowy Bowles
- Episode #1.25 (1996) ... Snowy Bowles
- Episode #1.24 (1996) ... Snowy Bowles
- Episode #1.23 (1996) ... Snowy Bowles
- Episode #1.22 (1996) ... Snowy Bowles
 1993-1994 Ship to Shore (TV Series)
Cyclist
- Stranger Than Fiction (1994) ... Cyclist
- Worthy Opponents: Part 2 (1993) ... Cyclist
- Worthy Opponents: Part 1 (1993) ... Cyclist
 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 | 1 Portrayal | 12 Interviews | 161 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Heath | Heathcliff Andrew Ledger

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Children:

Matilda Ledger

Parents:

Sally Bell | Kim Ledger

Relatives:

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Personal Quote:

Some people find their shtick. I've never figured out who Heath Ledger is on film: 'This is what you expect when you hire me, and it will be recognizable.' People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have you and can describe you. That's fine. But there are many stories inside of me and a lot I want to achieve outside of one flat note. (The New York Times, November 2007) See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 15 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Geoffrey Rush for Shine (1996), Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel ... See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Heathy

Star Sign:

Aries

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