Knowledge Identifier: +Heath_Ledger
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1979.
Countries: United States (58%), Australia (16%), United Kingdom (13%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Associated Press, The New York Times, Fox Broadcasting Company
After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career
Lena Headey - After working steadily as an actress getting small and supporting roles in films throughout the 1990s, she found fame for her lead performances in big-budget films that became well-known like the fantasy film "The Brothers Grimm" , in which she acted opposite Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, the action period film "300" , portraying the role of Queen Gorgo and the adventure and biographical feature "The Red Baron"
Justine Clarke - Clarke's film "Turning April" in 1996 was followed by "Blackrock" with Heath Ledger in 1997
Melissa George - George made a health and fitness video, "Mind, Body and Soul" , created a sleepwear line called "An Angel at My Bedside", and had a recurring role on the short-lived 1997 Fox Broadcasting Company television fantasy drama series "Roar", which was filmed in Queensland, opposite Heath Ledger
Keri Russell - In 1997, she appeared in two episodes of "Roar" alongside Heath Ledger
In 1999, he starred in the teen comedy "10 Things I Hate About You" and in the acclaimed Australian crime film "Two Hands", directed by Gregor Jordan
Among his most notable romantic relationships, Ledger dated actress Heather Graham for several months in 2000 to 2001, and he had a serious on-and-off-again long-term relationship with actress Naomi Watts, whom he met during the filming of "Ned Kelly" and with whom he lived at times from 2002 to 2004
Laila Rouass - In 2000, Rouass starred in Jag Mhundra's controversial film, "Bawandar" , about revenge rapes in Rajasthan, and she made her English-language film debut in 2002 with a small role in "The Four Feathers" opposite Heath Ledger
Berenice Bejo - In 2001, Bejo played the role of Christiana in "A Knight's Tale" opposite Heath Ledger, embodying the confidante of Shannyn Sossamon on the screen
Lucy Gordon (actress) - She appeared alongside Heath Ledger in the 2002 film "The Four Feathers"
Some of Ledger's relatives may be challenging the legal status of his will signed in 2003, prior to his involvement with Williams and the birth of their daughter and not updated to include them, which divides half of his estate between his parents and half among his siblings; they claim that there is a second, unsigned will, which leaves most of that estate to Matilda Rose
Graham Berry - Berry appears as a minor character in the 2003 film "Ned Kelly" starring Heath Ledger as the title role
Michelle Williams (actress) - Williams began dating Australian actor Heath Ledger, her "Brokeback Mountain" co-star, in 2004 after meeting on the set of their film
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 International Actor award from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the 2005 Academy award for Best Actor and the 2006 BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - It is used in the plot in "Son of the Mask" , "Drop Dead Gorgeous" , and in the 1999 film "10 Things I Hate About You", where the performance by Heath Ledger was nominated for Best Musical Sequence in the 2000 MTV Movie *awards
Emile Hirsch - Later, in 2005, Hirsch starred with Heath Ledger in "Lords of Dogtown", a cult favorite by director Catherine Hardwicke; the film, about a number of well-known skaters of the 1970s and their role in the birth of a higher-profile skateboard culture, was released on June 3, 2005
Abbie Cornish - Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in 2006's "Candy", opposite Heath Ledger
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez - His song "Sugar Man" was featured in the 2006 film "Candy", starring Heath Ledger
Gemma Ward - In early 2008, Ward was reported to have been seeing actor Heath Ledger after media articles linked the two together at end of 2007 holiday celebrations
Brokeback Mountain - After Heath Ledger died from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008, Gibson was widely criticized for mocking the deceased actor hours after the news broke
Ellen Page - Before his death in January 2008, Heath Ledger had discussed with Page the idea of starring in his directorial debut, "The Queen's Gambit"
Tom Waits - Star Heath Ledger's death in January 2008 cast doubt on the film's future, but the production was salvaged with the addition of new actors playing his character in scenes he did not complete
The Dark Knight (film) - After the death of Heath Ledger on January 22, 2008, Warner Bros. adjusted its promotional focus on the Joker, revising some of its websites dedicated to promoting the film and posting a memorial tribute to Ledger on the film's official website On February 29, 2008, "I Believe in Harvey Dent" was updated to enable fans to send their e-mail addresses and phone numbers
The Dark Knight (film) - On January 22, 2008, some months after he had completed filming on "The Dark Knight" and six months before the film's release, Heath Ledger died from a toxic combination of prescription drugs, leading to intense attention from the press and movie-going public
Matt Osborne - In early 2010, Osborne reinvented the Doink character to resemble Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in "The Dark Knight", nicknaming the incarnation 'Reborne Again'