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Heath Ledger Height and Weight

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger
Photo: Howie Berlin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Birth Date

April 4, 1979

Died

January 22, 2008

Nationality

Australia

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color

Hazel

Height

6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

Weight

77 kg | 169.5 lbs

Chest

38 in | 96 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45.5 EU

Waist

31 in | 79 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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).

Heath Ledger Height and Weight

How tall was Heath Ledger and what was his weight? Heath Ledger's height was 6' 1" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 185 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 169.5 іn pоunds or 77 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

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

Best TV Shows

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).

Facts

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.

Relationships

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).

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