Heath Ledger

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Heath Ledger

  1. 1. • Born inBorn in Perth, Western Australia in 4thPerth, Western Australia in 4th of April 1979of April 1979 • Son of Sally LedgerSon of Sally Ledger andand Kim LedgerKim Ledger • He was an avid chessHe was an avid chess player (10 years)player (10 years) • He started acting asHe started acting as peter pan in his schoolpeter pan in his school
  2. 2. • 16 years: TV serie:16 years: TV serie: • ““Sweet” (1996), heSweet” (1996), he • played a gay cyclistplayed a gay cyclist • Involved in fox companyInvolved in fox company • 1998: Moved to USA1998: Moved to USA • 1999:1999: teen comedy: “10 Things I Hateteen comedy: “10 Things I Hate About YouAbout You”” • Lead role in “Two hands”Lead role in “Two hands”
  3. 3. Heath Ledger as Ennis del MarHeath Ledger as Ennis del Mar Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack TwistJake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist Directed by Ang LeeDirected by Ang Lee
  4. 4. • He played the character of “The joker”He played the character of “The joker” • He viewed The Dark Knight's Joker as aHe viewed The Dark Knight's Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic"psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy."clown with zero empathy." • The character as "just an absoluteThe character as "just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded,sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown"mass-murdering clown"
  5. 5. • "I sat around in a hotel room in London for about"I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a littlea month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices — it wasdiary and experimented with voices — it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voiceimportant to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landingand laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of amore in the realm of a psychopath — someonepsychopath — someone with very little to nowith very little to no conscience towards his acts"conscience towards his acts"
  6. 6. • In the character he found "fun, because there areIn the character he found "fun, because there are no real limits to what the Joker would say or do.no real limits to what the Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a bigNothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."joke."
  7. 7. • For his work in The Dark Knight, Ledger won theFor his work in The Dark Knight, Ledger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting ActorAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor • He won the Golden Globe Award for BestHe won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, which Christopher NolanSupporting Actor, which Christopher Nolan accepted for himaccepted for him
  8. 8. At about 2:45 p.m. on 22At about 2:45 p.m. on 22 January 2008, LedgerJanuary 2008, Ledger was found unconsciouswas found unconscious in his bed, in his fourth-in his bed, in his fourth- floor loft apartment atfloor loft apartment at 421 Broome Street in the421 Broome Street in the SoHo neighborhood ofSoHo neighborhood of ManhattanManhattan..
  9. 9. As the news of Ledger's death becameAs the news of Ledger's death became public, throughout the night of 22 Januarypublic, throughout the night of 22 January 2008, and the next day, media crews,2008, and the next day, media crews, mourners, fans, and other onlookersmourners, fans, and other onlookers began gathering outside his apartmentbegan gathering outside his apartment building, with some leaving flowers orbuilding, with some leaving flowers or other memorial tributes.other memorial tributes.
  10. 10. •What is your favourite joker?What is your favourite joker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAvubu70Yc
  11. 11. • Trailer • Scene on the dvd film

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