t’s been more than a decade since Heath Ledger passed away and it’s impossible to know where the actor would be in his career today if he were still alive. One of his last roles was as The Joker in The Dark Knight, and it went on to become the stuff of legends. People still talk about the effort that Ledger put into the character and how he delivered what’s said by some to be one of the greatest performances .
Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and music video director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career.
Ledger tragically died of an accidental overdose mere months before The Dark Knight altered the landscape of not just superhero movies, but also mainstream Hollywood films. His performance was universally acclaimed, and remains to this day one of the most felicitated roles of all time. Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for the role – the first ever for a comic book movie – and appeared in just one more film post the Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight actor was born in Perth, Australia, where most of him first films were shot. He was the only boy amongst three sisters. Mainting his Australian heritage, he also had a pet kangaroo when he was child.
HE ASKED CHRISTIAN BALE TO PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE FOR REAL
HE DID ALL HIS OWN STUNTS IN THE PATRIOT
HE KEPT A JOKER DIARY TO GET INTO CHARACTER