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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 »

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Brokeback Mountain
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The Dark Knight
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10 Things I Hate About You


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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)
 1997 Paws
 1997 Home and Away (TV Series)
Scott Irwin
 1997 Blackrock
 1996 Sweat (TV Series)
Snowy Bowles
 1993-1994 Ship to Shore (TV Series)
 1992 Clowning Around
Orphan Clown (uncredited)
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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


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[about growing up with his mom and his sisters] I learned respect for women, and patience. You grow up with all those women around learn to wait your turn. (Cosmopolitan, June 1998) See more »


In 2008, Australians in Film established the annual "Heath Ledger Scholarship" in honor of the late actor, who was an ambassador of the group. Heath's father, Kim Ledger, is the Patron of the scholarship. The first recipient was Oliver Ackland in 2009, followed by Bella Heathcote in 2010, Ryan Corr in 2011, Anna McGahan in 2012, James Mackay in 2013, Cody Fern in 2014 and Matt Levett in 2015. See more »


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