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  1. Heath Ledger - Wikipedia

    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor, photographer and music video director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career.

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  2. Heath Ledger - IMDb

    Heath Ledger, Actor: Brokeback Mountain. 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 ...

  3. Heath Ledger - Joker, Movies & Death - Biography

    Heath Ledger was an Academy Award-winning, Australian actor best known for his roles in 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'The Dark Knight.' He died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008.

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  4. Heath Ledger - Biography - IMDb

    Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979, in Perth, Western Australia, to Sally (Ramshaw), a teacher of French, and Kim Ledger, a mining engineer who also raced cars. His ancestry was Scottish, English, Irish, and Sephardi Jewish.

  5. Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose ...

    Jan 21, 2020 · On January 22, 2008, Hollywood mourns a talented young actor’s life cut tragically short, after the body of 28-year-old Heath Ledger is found by his masseuse and housekeeper on the floor of his ...

  6. Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Heath Ledger 'Refused' to Present at ...

    Heath Ledger was dedicated to the message behind the groundbreaking film Brokeback Mountain — so much so that he refused to make jokes about the film’s homosexual love story.

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  7. Heath Ledger died due to depression after playing Joker in ...

    Heath Ledger, in an interview with New York Times, said that playing Joker in The Dark Knight was ‘physically and mentally draining’ for him.

  8. Heath Ledger’s Tragic Death ‘Was Totally His Fault,’ Actor’s ...

    Jul 27, 2016 · Heath Ledger’s tragic 2008 death, in which he accidentally overdosed on a lethal combination of pills, ‘was totally his fault,’ the late actor’s father said in a recent interview — read more

  9. 45 Haunting Facts About Heath Ledger - Factinate
    • The Diary. One of the ways Ledger got into character was by putting together a scrapbook filled with inspiration for The Joker, which he made in part during his time isolated in the hotel room.
    • Home for a Rest. When Ledger died, he was cremated, and his ashes were returned back to Perth, Australia. They were scattered across his family plot, where his grandparents are buried, in Karrakatta Cemetery.
    • Consummate Professional. When Ledger tragically died, his ex-partner (and the mother of his child) Michelle Williams was busy filming the movie Mammoth in Sweden.
    • It’s All for You. If you go back and watch The Dark Knight carefully, you can actually see a heartbreaking tribute Ledger left for his daughter. When The Joker is disguised as a nurse in the hospital, look at his name tag closely: it says “Matilda,” his daughter’s name.
  10. How playing the Joker changed Heath Ledger for good

    May 06, 2020 · Heath Ledger had a long history of sleep troubles, reportedly struggling with a racing mind for years before portraying the Joker. However, his chronic insomnia became much more prevalent and ...