Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 - 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor
After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work encompassed nineteen films. In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 "Best Actor" award from the Australian Film Institute and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor3 as well as the 2006 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Posthumously he shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the rest of the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director for the film I'm Not There. Ledger was nominated and won awards for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Best Actor International Award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards, for which he became the first actor to win an award posthumously, the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.He died at the age of 28, from an accidental "toxic combination of prescription drugs." This book is your ultimate resource for Heath Ledger. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career, Personal life and Filmography right away: List of awards and nominations received by Heath Ledger, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Dark Knight (film), I'm Not There, Candy (2006 film), Brokeback Mountain, Lords of Dogtown, The Brothers Grimm (film), Casanova (film), Ned Kelly (2003 film), The Order (2003 film), The Four Feathers (2002 film), A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball, The Patriot (2000 film), 10 Things I Hate About You, Two Hands (1999 film), Paws (film), Blackrock (film), Clowning Around, Roar (TV series), Home and Away, Sweat (TV series), Ship to ShoreContains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.