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A Tribute to Heath Andrew Ledger

Heath Ledger
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Pamela: No, I think he accidentally mixed some ppsicrertion drugs while trying to self-medicate for a illness. I know, it’s not as sexy as losing yourself in the character.LadyB:  Travis: WooT!Terra: Mad crowds nothing! I’ve never before heard of SCALPING movie tickets until The Dark Knight.CotW: I recommend you see Batman Begins first because that really tells the story of who Batman is. The Dark Knight is really the story of the Joker. The other movies you may skip.Orhan: So turn of the internets! Don’t read the reviews with spoilers! It can be done!Zoey: Yeah, it was good. But between you and me and the fencepost, I liked Iron Man better because of the sense of fun and joy in it, which The Dark Knight distinctly lacked.Woozie: You would, chazzer (is that right?)!Ian
4/4/1979
1/22/2008
Perth, Western Australia
New York City, NY
28
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The Joker
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work includes nineteen films, most notably 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), Monster's Ball (2001), A Knight's Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.

For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 "Best Actor" award from the Australian Film Institute and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the 2006 Best Actor award from the BAFTA. Posthumously he shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the rest of the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director for the film, I'm Not There which was inspired by the life and songs of American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. In the film, Ledger portrayed a fictional actor named Robbie Clark, one of six characters embodying aspects of the iconic Dylan. He was nominated and won awards for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Best Actor International Award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards, for which he became the first actor to win an award posthumously, the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He died at the age of 28, from an accidental "toxic combination of prescription drugs." A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his penultimate performance, as the Joker in The Dark Knight. At the time of his death, on 22 January 2008, he had completed about half of his work performing the role of Tony in Terry Gilliam's forthcoming film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
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