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. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower
Manhattan apartment. Ledger was found naked and unresponsive, facedown on the floor
at the foot of his bed by a housekeeper trying to wake him for an appointment with a
masseuse. Heath Ledger as you all knew was the actor of the award winning movie
Brokeback mountain, I never watched it though. I don’t know the reason why maybe I’m
not into this kind of movies but I’ve watched The Patriot, A knights tale, and 10 things I
hate about you. And his latest movie is The Dark Knight, a Batman sequel, which he
played the role of Joker.
Trivia about him
Heath Ledger and his sister are named after the two main romantic characters of the Emily Brontë novel, “Wuthering Heights”.
Dated costar Lisa Zane while they were filming “Roar” (1997).
Concentrated on drama and sports in school. When asked to choose between the two, he picked drama. Attended a private all-boys school called Guildford Grammar.
Auditioned for the part of Max on the TV show “Roswell” (1999). However, the show was originally developed for Fox and since he had already starred in “Roar” (1997), which was unsuccessful for Fox, they did not want to hire him.
Has three sisters: Kate Ledger, and half sisters Olivia Ledger and Ashleigh Bell.
Mother is Sally and father is Kim.
Named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001.
Dated Heather Graham. [October 2000 – June 2001]
Was a part of the Kalamunda Field Hockey team back in 1990 in his native country of Australia. His father, Kim Ledger, was the president of the team from 1990-1992.
Was a men’s-fashion judge at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November 2001.
Shares a birthday with Hugo Weaving.
Was originally set to star in Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004) before Colin Farrell took over the role.
Was considered for the role of Kar in Bulletproof Monk (2003) but eventually turned it down. The role later went to Seann William Scott.
Dated Naomi Watts (August 2002 – May 2004)
He and Naomi Watts broke up for the 2nd time, April 2004.
Born on the same day as American Pie (1999) star Natasha Lyonne.
Worked with Orlando Bloom in Ned Kelly (2003). Ledger worked with Scottish actor James Cosmo in The Four Feathers (2002). Both Bloom and Cosmo worked together in the movie Troy (2004).
Was named “the new Matt Damon” in Josie and the Pussycats (2001). They now act side by side in The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Most of his wardrobe is designed by his friend Shem.
Is of Irish and Scottish ancestry
Starred in 3 films which screened at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. They included Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005) and the out-of-competition Casanova (2005).
Fiancée Michelle Williams gave birth to daughter Matilda Rose Ledger on 28 October 2005, who weighed in 6 lb, 5 oz.
Met Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Was selected in the State U17 squad in field hockey and was touted as one of the up and coming young stars, but chose to pack it in and try to make a career out of acting.
Jake Gyllenhaal is the godfather of his daughter Matilda.
Was mentored by, lived with, and is very good friends with Martin Henderson.
Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
Is the first non-American actor to portray the Joker.
Set to star in Baz Luhrmann’s pre-WWII drama, but backed out to play The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).
Busy Philipps is the godmother of his daughter Matilda.
When he was cast as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008), rumors circulated that his Brokeback Mountain (2005) cast mate Jake Gyllenhaal would be playing district attorney Harvey Dent. Instead, Jake’s sister Maggie Gyllenhaal was cast as assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes.
Dropped out of Australia (2008) to do The Dark Knight (2008).
Is one of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damien.
Called off his engagement to Michelle Williams in September 2007.
Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#79) 2007.