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Heath Ledger was an Australian actor who portrayed the Joker in the film The Dark Knight.

Ledger grew up in Perth, performing in school plays at a young age. At age 16 he left school to pursue his acting career, appearing in Australian television series and small films (notably in the TV soap Home and Away). In 1998, he moved into bigger films introducing him to American audiences, taking the lead in several international hits. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Brokeback Mountain. Ledger passed away due to an accidental overdose of drugs in 2008, before the release of The Dark Knight. He was posthumously given the Academy Award for his role in the film.

Selected filmography Edit

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • I'm Not There (2007)
  • Candy (2006)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Casanova (2005)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • The Order (2003)
  • The Four Feathers (2002)
  • A Knight's Tale (2001)
  • Monster's Ball (2001)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Two Hands (1999)
  • Paws (1997)
  • Blackrock (1997)
  • Clowning Around (1992)

Television appearances Edit

  • Roar (1997)
  • Home & Away (1997)
  • Sweat (1996)
  • Ship to Shore (1993)

External links Edit

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