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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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Mary-Kate a Red Herring in Ledger-Gate

Mary-Kate a Red Herring in Ledger-Gate

The investigation into Heath Ledger's death is officially case closed -- and no one could be happier than one Mary-Kate Olsen. The "Full House" billionaire was expected to be a part of a D.E.A.… READ MORE >

Mary-Kate's Lawyer: She Knows Nothing

Mary-Kate's Lawyer: She Knows Nothing

After reports surfaced the Feds have repeatedly tried and failed to get Mary-Kate Olsen to spill what she knows about how Heath Ledger got the drug cocktail that eventually killed him, the tiny… READ MORE >

- 2189 days ago
Heath's Uncle -- Alleged Bobcat Burgler

Heath's Uncle -- Alleged Bobcat Burgler

The uncle of the late Heath Ledger was popped Wednesday for stealing tractors -- and a tomahawk -- in Heath's hometown of Perth, Australia.Haydn Ledger -- brother of Heath's dad Kim -- was charged… READ MORE >

- 2206 days ago
Kim Ledger Salutes Heath's Performance

Kim Ledger Salutes Heath's Performance

Heath's father Kim and wife Ines were outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York yesterday where he showed praise to Heath's performance as the Joker.insertBCSinglePlayer(1668060857); See… READ MORE >

- 2209 days ago
Party at Heath's Place Too Ghostly

Party at Heath's Place Too Ghostly

A chi-chi party that is being thrown one floor above the place Heath Ledger died has just been 86'd.insertBCSinglePlayer(1589625340);We're told the building owners weren't informed Calvin Klein… READ MORE >

- 2250 days ago
Heather to Denise:  I Can Stomach You Now

Heather to Denise: I Can Stomach You Now

Former BFFs Heather Locklear and Denise Richards are both in Hawaii this week -- but that's clearly where the similarities end.Heather's 46-year-old rockin' bikini bod proved she's still hotter… READ MORE >

- 2290 days ago
Lawsuit Claims Ledger Done in By Coke Predators

Lawsuit Claims Ledger Done in By Coke Predators

TMZ has just obtained a copy of the bizarre lawsuit that was filed minutes ago in L.A. County Superior Court, alleging that Heath Ledger was set up by two photographers who allegedly fueled him… READ MORE >

- 2304 days ago
Lawsuit Over Heath Ledger and Alleged Coke

Lawsuit Over Heath Ledger and Alleged Coke

TMZ has learned a lawsuit is about to be filed, alleging two photogs and a photo agency set Heath Ledger up in a cocaine sting.According to the as yet to be filed suit, Heath was at the Chateau… READ MORE >

- 2304 days ago
Heath Ledger Would Have Been 29 Today

Heath Ledger Would Have Been 29 Today

Heath Ledger's sudden passing on January 22 shocked his friends, family and fans across the planet. Today would have been the young father's 29th birthday. See Also TMZ TV -- Heath Ledger Dead at… READ MORE >

- 2311 days ago
Heath's Will -- No Joke

Heath's Will -- No Joke

TMZ has obtained a copy of the 2003 will of Heath Ledger. It leaves 50% to his sisters and the remainder to his parents.The supporting docs list $145,000 in assets, though we've reported Heath had… READ MORE >

- 2319 days ago

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