In Memoriam of Heath Ledger
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In Memoriam of  

Heath Ledger

Heath.gifHeath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award-nominated Australian movie actor. After appearing in television roles during the 1990s, Ledger developed a movie career, appearing in nearly twenty films. He starred in both critical and box-office successes, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, Monster's Ball, A Knight's Tale, and Brokeback Mountain. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger was nominated for a 2005 Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" and won awards from the British Academy and the Australian Film Institute, as well as two MTV Movie Awards.

In addition to his work as an actor and producer of music videos, he aspired to be a film director.

He had completed filming on the role of the Joker in the forthcoming movie The Dark Knight shortly before dying from an accidental prescription drug overdose at age 28. His last acting project was Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which remains unfinished.

 

 

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Movies featuring Heath Ledger:

10 Things I Hate About You
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The cast of young stars is just one of the things to love! A hilarious comedy about just how far some guys will go to get a date. On the first day at his new school, Cameron falls in love with Bianca. The only problem is that she is not allowed to date until her ill-tempered older sister, Kat, dates too. In an attempt to solve his own problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat — a mysterious bad-boy with a nasty reputation … -- Buy this dvd online

 

Casanova

dvd_heath_2.jpgFor the first time in his life, the legendary Casanova (Ledger) is about to meet his match with an alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca (Miller), who does the one thing he never thought possible: refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises and scheming ruses, he manages to get ever closer to Francesca. But he is playing the most dangerous game he has ever encountered - one that will risk not only his life and reputation, but his only chance at true passion....
Directed with visual flair and wit by Lasse Hallstrom - a master of classy period pieces - the movie was filmed on location in Venice and the stunningly gorgeous scenery is almost a character in its own right. Heath Ledger, believable and engaging here in a role that turns on all of his considerable charms.
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Brothers Grimm 

dvd_heath_3.jpgThe action-adventure tale revolving around the legendary German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is set to start shooting around Prague in June. Written by The Ring scribe Ehren Kruger, the fictional plot has the folklore collectors, now called Jake and Will, traveling from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and pulling off exorcisms. They are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse, requiring genuine courage. -- Buy this dvd online

 

Brokeback Mountain

dvd_heath_4.jpgThe new film from Academy Award-nominated director 'Ang Lee' (qv). An epic love story set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. -- Buy this dvd online

 

 

Knights Tale (Blu-Ray)

dvd_heath_5.jpg Heath Ledger is William Thatcher, a peasant squire who breaks all the rules when he passes himself off as a nobleman and takes the jousting world by storm. The only thing that stands between William and his dream of becoming the world champion of this most extreme of competitions is the bad boy of the sport, Count Adhemar. And when the two rivals go lance to head at the world finals to determine who will be named the ultimate champion, you'd better arm yourself and hang on tight for the thrill ride of your life! --Buy this dvd online

Candy 

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Heath Ledger is passionate aspiring poet and heroine addict and Abbie Cornish his bright young artist girlfriend in the Australian drama that follows them as they ride the addiction until they inevitably bottom out. Geoffrey Rush co-stars as their hop-head father figure, a college chemist who whips up his own fixes in the lab. Luke Davies adapts his own novel in collaboration with director Neil Armfield -- Buy this dvd online

 

Sin Eater

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For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger), is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order’s most revered members. Following a series of strangely similar killings, Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil and the terrifying knowledge that there is a fate worse than death. -- Buy this dvd online

 

Lords of Dogtown


dvd_heath_8.jpg In 1975, a clan of scruffy, rebellious teens found a way to turn this dearth to their advantage, using the sloping bowl of empty suburban swimming pools to create a new underground sport - skateboarding. -- Buy this dvd online