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Heath Ledger is a Actor Australien born on 4 april 1979 at Perth (Australie)

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger
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Birth name Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
Nationality Australie
Birth 4 april 1979 at Perth (Australie)
Death 22 january 2008 (at 28 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) 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 (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). 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. In the film, Ledger portrayed a fictional actor named Robbie Clark, one of six characters embodying aspects of Dylan's life and persona.

Ledger died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His death occurred during editing of The Dark Knight and in the midst of filming his last role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. His untimely death cast a somber shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $185 million Batman production. Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his critically acclaimed performance in the film, 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 Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Biography

Ledger was an avid chess player, winning Western Australia's junior chess championship at the age of 10. As an adult, he often played with other chess enthusiasts at Washington Square Park. Allan Scott's film adaptation of the chess-related 1983 novel The Queen's Gambit, by Walter Tevis, which at the time of his death he was planning to both perform in and direct, would have been Ledger's first feature film as a director.


Relationships
Ledger had relationships with actresses Lisa Zane, Heather Graham and Naomi Watts. In 2004, he met and began dating actress Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain. Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born on 28 October 2005 in New York City. Matilda's godparents are Brokeback co-star Jake Gyllenhaal and Williams' Dawson's Creek castmate Busy Philipps. In January 2006, Ledger put his residence in Bronte, New South Wales up for sale, and returned to the United States, where he shared a house with Williams, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, from 2005 to 2007. In September 2007, Williams' father confirmed to Sydney's Daily Telegraph that Ledger and Williams had ended their relationship.

After his break-up with Williams, in late 2007 and early 2008, the tabloid press and other public media linked Ledger romantically with supermodels Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward. On 30 January 2011, Ward stated that the pair began dating in November 2007 and their families spent Christmas together in their home town of Perth.

Best films

The Dark Knight (2008)
(Actor)
The Patriot (2000)
(Actor)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
(Actor)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
(Actor)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
(Actor)
Monster's Ball (2001)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Heath Ledger (19 films)

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, 2h2
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits
Roles Tony
Rating67% 3.397143.397143.397143.397143.39714
Doctor Parnassus' (Plummer) theatre troupe, which includes sleight of hand expert Anton (Garfield), confidant Percy (Troyer), and Parnassus' daughter Valentina (Cole), performs outside a London pub. A drunk (Richard Riddell) barges onstage and crashes through a stage mirror, where his face changes (Bruce Crawford), and he enters a journey of imagination that culminates in a choice between a torturous-looking twelve-step program and going to a pub. He enters the pub, but it explodes; in the real world, Parnassus says he has lost another one to Mr. Nick (Waits).
The Dark Knight, 2h33
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Roles Joker
Rating84% 4.22834.22834.22834.22834.2283
In Gotham City, the Joker and his crew rob a mob bank of millions of dollars, killing each other in the process, the Joker as sole survivor.
I'm Not There, 2h15
Directed by Todd Haynes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Heath Ledger
Roles Robbie
Rating69% 3.498973.498973.498973.498973.49897
I'm Not There uses a nonlinear narrative, shifting between six characters in separate storylines "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan". Each character represents a different facet of Dylan's public persona: poet (Arthur Rimbaud), prophet (Jack Rollins/Father John), outlaw (Billy McCarty), fake (Woody Guthrie), "rock and roll martyr" (Jude Quinn), and "star of electricity" (Robbie Clark). These seven characters represent different aspects of Dylan's life and music.
Candy
Candy (2006)
, 1h48
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst AM
Roles Dan
Rating72% 3.6497453.6497453.6497453.6497453.649745
A poet named Dan (Heath Ledger) falls in love with an art student named Candy (Abbie Cornish) who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle – and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship is alternating states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
Casanova
Casanova (2005)
, 1h51
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Swashbuckler, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin, Natalie Dormer
Roles Casanova
Rating64% 3.2491453.2491453.2491453.2491453.249145
A young woman tearfully leaves her son (Eugene Simon) to live with his grandmother and promises to return for him someday. Several years later, in 1753, in Venice, Casanova (Heath Ledger), is notorious for his promiscuity with women, his adventures being represented in puppet theatres around the city. The Doge, the ruler of the city, is sympathetic to Casanova, but cannot be too lenient on him as to avoid trouble with the church. He warns Casanova that he must soon marry or he will be exiled from the city.
The Brothers Grimm, 1h58
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films, Films about royalty
Actors Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Peter Stormare, Monica Bellucci, Lena Headey, Jonathan Pryce
Roles Jacob Grimm
Rating58% 2.9486852.9486852.9486852.9486852.948685
Wilhelm Grimm (Matt Damon) and Jakob Grimm (Heath Ledger) arrive in French-occupied Germany during the early 1800s. They go to Karlstadt to rid the town of a witch's ghost. After killing the "ghost", it is revealed that the Brothers Grimm have actually set up a fake witch to trick the town. Afterwards, as they are celebrating, Italian torturer Mercurio Cavaldi (Peter Stormare) takes them to the French General Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce). Delatombe forces them to solve a mystery: The girls of the small village of Marbaden are disappearing, and the villagers are convinced that supernatural beings are responsible. The Grimms are charged with finding who is responsible, and they soon discover that it is the work of a real supernatural force: a beautiful, yet evil, 500-year-old Thuringian Queen (Monica Bellucci) stealing young girls to restore her own beauty. Will and Jake have a complicated relationship; Jake is the smaller, younger, more sensitive one that Will feels he needs to protect. Will is often very hard on Jake (dating all the way back to their childhood, when Jake spent their money that was to be used for medicine for their dying sister on "magic beans") and orders him around. Will is somewhat of a womanizer and wants to make money, whereas Jake is more interested in fairy tales and adventures. Jake feels that Will doesn't care about or believe in him; but Will is just frustrated about the way Jake acts so spontaneously, making it hard for Will to protect him.
Brokeback Mountain, 2h14
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini
Roles Ennis Del Mar
Rating77% 3.8504953.8504953.8504953.8504953.850495
In 1963, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are hired by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) to herd his sheep through the summer in the Wyoming mountains. After a night of heavy drinking, Jack makes a sexual pass at Ennis, who is initially reluctant but eventually responds to Jack's advances. Though he informs Jack that it was a one-time incident, they develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Shortly after learning their summer together is being cut short, they briefly fight and each is bloodied.
Lords of Dogtown, 1h47
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Surfing films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Skateboard
Actors Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Victor Rasuk, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed
Roles Skip Engblom
Rating70% 3.5498253.5498253.5498253.5498253.549825
Set in the Dogtown area of Venice Beach in the early 1970s, surfers Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and Jay Adams enjoy the life of skating and surfing the pier with board designer Skip Engblom and the other locals. One day, Skip is given polyurethane wheels for the skateboards in his shop, Zephyr Surf Shop. Teenager Sid, a friend of the boys who works in the same shop, invites Tony, Jay, Stacy and the other locals to test the new wheels. They are all amazed as the polyurethane wheels allow the skateboards to make the same carves on flat ground as surf boards on the waves. After witnessing what Todd Levy from the Eastern Shore of Maryland could now do with the wheels, Skip decides to add to his already famous surf team, a skate team, the Z-Boys. The team proves to be a success; winning many contests, Stacy, Jay, and Tony gain popularity from locals across Venice.
The Order
The Order (2003)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller, Mattia Sbragia
Roles Alex Bernier
Rating51% 2.599832.599832.599832.599832.59983
The film's premise is that there is another way to heaven than adherence to the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. A secular Sin Eater can remove all taint of sin, no matter how foul, from the soul just before death. The purified soul can then ascend into heaven. The Roman Catholic Church, according to the film, considers this heresy.
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly (2003)
, 1h50
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush, Joel Edgerton, Kerry Condon
Roles Ned Kelly
Rating64% 3.2484753.2484753.2484753.2484753.248475
The film started out with a young Ned Kelly rescuing a young boy from drowning. It then pans to the Australian bush with Ned talking about his father. He then awakens in the Australian outback and sees a white mare. He rides it into town, only to be arrested and subsequently imprisoned in 1871, for supposedly stealing the horse, even though it had actually been stolen by Wild Wright, Ned's friend.
The Four Feathers, 2h11
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films, Le désert
Actors Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Kate Hudson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alex Jennings
Roles Harry Faversham
Rating65% 3.2503153.2503153.2503153.2503153.250315
Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger), a young British officer completing his training, celebrates his engagement to the beautiful young Ethne (Kate Hudson), in a lavish ball with his fellow officers and his father in attendance. When the regimental Colonel (James Cosmo) announces that the regiment is being dispatched to Egyptian-ruled Sudan to rescue the British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (who is being besieged in Khartoum by Islamic rebels of the Mahdi), young Faversham has serious ethical reservations about the war, and resigns his commission. Shocked by his son's actions, Harry's father (Tim Pigott-Smith) disowns him. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, three of his friends and his fiancée each give him a white feather, the symbol of cowardice. Ethne breaks off their engagement.
A Knight's Tale, 2h12
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany
Roles Sir William Thatcher / Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland
Rating68% 3.4494553.4494553.4494553.4494553.449455
At a jousting tournament in 14th-century Europe, squires William Thatcher, Roland, and Wat discover that their master, Sir Ector, has died. If he had completed one final pass he would have won the tournament. Destitute, William wears Ector's armour to impersonate him, winning the tournament and taking the prize.
Monster's Ball, 1h51
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about capital punishment
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def
Roles Sonny Grotowski
Rating70% 3.54883.54883.54883.54883.5488
Hank Grotowski (Billy Bob Thornton), a widower, and his son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), are corrections officers in a local state prison. They reside in Georgia with Hank's ailing father, Buck (Peter Boyle), a racist whose wife committed suicide.
The Patriot, 2h45
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo
Roles Gabriel Martin
Rating71% 3.599163.599163.599163.599163.59916
During the American Revolution in 1776, Benjamin Martin, a veteran of the French and Indian War and a widower with seven children, is called to Charleston to vote in the South Carolina General Assembly on a levy supporting the Continental Army. Fearing war against Great Britain, Benjamin abstains. Captain James Wilkins votes against and later joins the Loyalists. A supporting vote is nonetheless passed and, against his father's wishes, Benjamin's eldest son Gabriel joins the Continental Army.
10 Things I Hate About You, 1h37
Directed by Gil Junger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller, Andrew Keegan
Roles Patrick Verona
Rating73% 3.651383.651383.651383.651383.65138
Cameron James, a new student at Padua High School in the Seattle area, becomes instantly smitten with popular sophomore Bianca Stratford. Geeky Michael Eckman warns him that Bianca is vapid and conceited, and that her overprotective father does not allow Bianca or her older sister, the shrewish Kat, to date. Kat, a senior, is accepted to Sarah Lawrence College in New York, but her father, Walter, wants her to stay close to home. Bianca wishes to date affluent senior Joey Donner, but Walter, an obstetrician worrisome of teenage pregnancy, will not allow his daughters to date until they graduate. Frustrated by Bianca's insistence and Kat's rebelliousness, Walter declares that Bianca may date only when Kat does, knowing that Kat's antisocial attitude makes this unlikely.