Heath Ledger young
April 4, 1979
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
38 in | 96 cm
12 US | 45.5 EU
31 in | 79 cm
Heath Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 4 April 1979, was an Australian actor. Young Heath Ledger began his acting career on the Australian television and film in 1990s. He made his big screen debut in the Australian drama thriller film Blackrock (1997) in role as Toby Ackland. Ledger's breakthrough role came as Gabriel Edward Martin in epic war movie The Patriot (2000) opposite Mel Gibson.
He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker in superhero film The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan, (awarded posthumously).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and a BAFTA Award for his role as Ennis Del Mar in romantic drama movie Brokeback Mountain (2005) directed by Ang Lee.
Monster's Ball (2001) drama romance with Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton
A Knight's Tale (2001) adventure comedy with Shannyn Sossamon
Ned Kelly (2003) historical drama opposite Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts
Casanova (2005) Ddrama romance with Sienna Miller and Natalie Dormer
Candy (2006) romantic drama with Abbie Cornish
I'm Not There (2007) musical drama opposite Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett
The Brothers Grimm (2005) adventure fantasy with Matt Damon, Monica Bellucci and Lena Headey
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) fantasy comedy drama opposite Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) teen romantic comedy drama with Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Lords of Dogtown (2005) biographical drama with Emile Hirsch
The Four Feathers (2002) adventure drama opposite Kate Hudson and Wes Bentley
Was good friends with Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.
Liked to write poetry.
Was an avid chess player, he won Western Australia’s Junior Chess Championship, at age of 10.
He dated actresses Heather Graham (2000-2001), Naomi Watts (2002-2004), Kate Hudson (2007) and Lisa Zane (1997-1998).
He dated models Christina Cauchi (2000-2002), Gemma Ward (2007-2008) and Helena Christensen (2007).
Ledger had relationships with actress Michelle Williams (2004-2007), they had a daughter, Matilda Rose.
He died on January 22, 2008, New York City, New York, United States, at age of 28.
The Joker, so far, is definitely the most fun I've had with any character. He's just out of control -- no empathy
he's a sociopath, uh, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And, uh, I'm just thoroughly thoroughly enjoying it. It's just exceeded any expectations I had of what the experience would be like.
I start to get bored, not with the choices I was making, because I didn't really have a choice. The choices were being made for me -- I was being thrown into projects. So I kind of put the brakes on that. In a sense, I destroyed my career to rebuild it again.
I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
I don't know, as long as I get to evolve and grow as an actor and as a person, that's the stuff I'm after.
I'm just not one of those naturally funny, relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it.
I felt like my career was out of my hands.