Heath Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008)
January 22, 2013 11 Comments
Today marks the fifth year since Heath Ledger passed away. This outstanding actor captured the US (and world!) audience’s hearts in a teen comedy ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999) and remained and grew in popularity till his death. Awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying the Joker in Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), it was clear to everyone that Heath only began his ascendance to greatness when he finished that filming.
Below are his most memorable performances.
‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) – portraying the Joker could not have been easy, and Heath gave a truly terrific performance, deserving his Oscar awarded posthumously.
‘Candy’ (2006) – working alongside his compatriot, Abbie Cornish, Heath gives a dignified performance in this role of a ‘lost’ and troubled drug addict.
‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005) – a truly mesmerising performance by Heath yet again when he takes on a very difficult role in this film by Ang Lee; as with yet-to-come ‘The Dark Knight’s performance, Heath has been nominated for and awarded numerous awards for his performance in this controversially-themed film.
‘Casanova’ (2005) – adorable and irresistible, Heath cemented his reputation of a heartthrob in this love it-or hate-it romantic comedy.
‘A Knight’s Tale’ (2001) – It is impossible not to like Heath here – confident and charming; here one can see that he’s got a very bright acting future ahead of him.
’10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999) – Heath’s ‘coming out’ film and he gives a solid performance in his role of a school-rebel, Patrick Verona.