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Heath Ledger

Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and his final film before his death, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). In addition to 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 International Actor award from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor and 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, which was inspired by the life and songs of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. In the film, Ledger portrayed

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First a new nose, now a new house -- "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson just nabbed an incredible $3 million Hollywood Hills mansion ... previously owned by Heath Ledger.The 1,861 sq. ft. pad --… READ MORE >

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Heath Ledger's Tree House
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Back in 2007, Heath Ledger lived in a FAMOUS Hollywood Hills mansion nicknamed "The Tree House" -- and now, it could be yours .... if you've got a spare $3 mil to spend. The legendary home -- now… READ MORE >

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Bianca in
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Matilda Ledger -- Chasing the Clouds Away

Matilda Ledger -- Chasing the Clouds Away

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Matilda Ledger -- Ready to Meet Oscar

Matilda Ledger -- Ready to Meet Oscar

Michelle Williams and Matilda Ledger arrived at LAX, along with Michelle's new BF, Spike Jonze. We're guessin' by evening's end, Matilda will have a new toy. See Also Ledger's Dad -- Thinking… READ MORE >

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Ledger's Dad -- Thinking About an Oscar Speech

Ledger's Dad -- Thinking About an Oscar Speech

The entire Ledger family touched down in L.A. yesterday -- and after the flight from Australia, his father, Kim, said if Heath wins, he might be the guy doing the talking.Matilda would reportedly… READ MORE >

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Heath Ledger Life Insurance Case Settled

Heath Ledger Life Insurance Case Settled

The bitter dispute over Heath Ledger's $10 million life insurance policy has settled.In legal papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court, a deal has been struck between ReliaStar Life Insurance… READ MORE >

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Heath's Apt -- Still Empty, a Year Later

Heath's Apt -- Still Empty, a Year Later

A year to the day after Heath Ledger died in his SoHo apartment, the pad still is empty and shows no signs of being rented.After it was offered for $26K/month just a few months after his death,… READ MORE >

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Wanna Make Your Kid Cry?

Wanna Make Your Kid Cry?

If you wanna get your child the gift of mental illness and homicidal nightmares for their birthday, just give them the Hallmark Joker b-day card -- which plays a voice recording of the phrase… READ MORE >

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Heath "Drug" Video Lawsuit Settles

Heath "Drug" Video Lawsuit Settles

A lawsuit over a never-aired video of Heath Ledger has settled.Jane Doe (fake name) sued the photo agency Splash News, and a few other men, over video that was shot of Ledger and others in Doe's… READ MORE >

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