Heath Ledger Biography

Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball, Ned Kelly, The Brothers Grimm, Lords of Dogtown, Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, Candy, I'm Not There, The Dark Knight, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He also 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 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for the Academy Award for Best Actor. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Heath Ledger
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Actor, Music Video Director
Ethnicity:
Australians, Irish Australian, Scottish Australian
Date of Birth:
April 4, 1979
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
January 22, 2008
Age at Death:
28
Cause of Death:
Combined drug intoxication
Heath Ledger Timeline
  • 2005-12-09
    "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
  • 2009-02-22
    Heath Ledger, posthumously, wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Act for his performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight"
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