April 4, 1979
January 22, 2008
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
77 kg | 169.5 lbs
38 in | 96 cm
12 US | 45.5 EU
31 in | 79 cm
Heath Andrew Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, on April 4, 1979, was an Australian actor.
Young Heath Ledger first started acting in school theater production, in role as Peter Pan at the age of 10.
He made his big screen debut in Australian family film Clowning Around (1991) in uncredited role as orphan clown.
He landed first his credited role as Toby Ackland in Australian drama thriller film Blackrock (1997).
He got his television debut in Australian children's series Ship to Shore (1993) in role as Cyclist.
Ledger's breakthrough performance came as Gabriel Edward Martin in epic war film The Patriot (2000).
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He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as The Joker in superhero film The Dark Knight (2008) (awarded posthumously).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance as Ennis Del Mar in romantic drama film Brokeback Mountain (2005).
He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male - Newcomer for his role as Gabriel Edward Martin in epic war film The Patriot (2000).
He won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for his role as Robbie Clark / Bob Dylan in musical drama movie I'm Not There (2007).
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure/Thriller for his role as Skip Engblom in biographical drama film Lords of Dogtown (2005).
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor for his role as Patrick Verona in teen romantic comedy drama film 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Actor for his role as William Thatcher in adventure comedy movie A Knight's Tale (2001).
He was nominated for the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role for his role as Dan Carter in romantic drama movie Candy (2006).
Monster's Ball (2001) drama romance as Sonny Grotowski
Ned Kelly (2003) historical drama as Ned Kelly
The Four Feathers (2002) adventure drama as Harry Faversham
Casanova (2005) drama romance as Giacomo Casanova
The Brothers Grimm (2005) adventure fantasy as Jacob Grimm
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) fantasy comedy drama as Tony Shepard
He was nominated for the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series for his role as Snowy Bowles in Australian drama series Sweat (1996).
He played Scott Irwin in Australian soap opera Home and Away (1997).
He was nominated for the YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series for his role as Conor in Fox fantasy adventure series Roar (1997).
Attended Mary's Mount Primary School in Gooseberry Hill.
Studied at Guildford Grammar School in Guildford, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Had older sister, Kate.
Had Scottish, English, Irish and Sephardi Jewish ancestry.
Liked to write poetry.
He was an avid chess player, at the age of 10 he won Western Australia’s Junior Chess Championship.
He is the youngest actor to have played The Joker.
He locked himself in a motel room for 43 days when he prepared to play the Joker.
He designed the make-up look himself, using drugstore make-up for The Joker.
He was a big fan of Nick Drake.
He was good friends with Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.
He directed music videos:
N'fa "Cause an Effect" and "Seduction is Evil (She's Hot)" (2006)
Ben Harper "Morning Yearning" (2006)
Nick Drake "Black Eyed Dog" (2007)
Grace Woodroofe "Quicksand" (2009)
Modest Mouse "King Rat" (2009)
Heath died on January 22, 2008, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 28.
He was in relationship with actress Michelle Williams (2004-2007), they had a daughter, Matilda Rose.
He dated Lindsay Lohan (2007-2008), Mary-Kate Olsen (2007-2008), Gemma Ward (2007-2008), Naomi Watts (2002-2004), Heather Graham (2000-2001), Christina Cauchi (2000-2002) and Lisa Zane (1997-1998).