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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 2008 The Dark Knight
 2007 I'm Not There
 2006 Candy
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Ennis Del Mar
 2005 The Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
 2005 Lords of Dogtown
 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
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You
Patrick Verona
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
- Traps (1997) ... Conor
- The Cage (1997) ... Conor
- Tash (1997) ... Conor
- Sweet Bridget (1997) ... Conor
- Daybreak (1997) ... Conor
 1997 Paws
 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
 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)
- 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


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Matilda Ledger


Sally Bell | Kim Ledger


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Personal Quote:

No amount of money changes what I do between 'action' and 'cut'. Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I'd have anywhere near the money I have now. I don't need any more. It's not that I don't want the money, it's just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every morning. I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money's not gonna ... See more »


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 »


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