Heath Ledger


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Heath Ledger's road to sucsses

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Heath Ledger

  1. 2. R.I.P. Heath Andrew Ledger April 4,1979-January 22,2008
  2. 3. Child Hood
  3. 4. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979, in Perth, Western Australia. His dad Kim who designed race cars, and his mom Sally who worked as an French teacher. They got divorced when Heath was 11. So he pretty much use to moving
  4. 5. As the story goes, in junior high it was required to do one of two electives, either cooking or drama. Heath could honestly not see himself in a cooking class, he tried his hand at drama. Heath was talented. However, the rest of the class did not admire his talent, possibly out of jealousy
  5. 6. <ul><li>When he was 17, he and a friend, decided to pack up, leave school, take a car and rough it to Sydney. Heath believed Sydney to be the place where dreams are made, or at least, where actors can possibly get their big break. However, upon arriving in Sydney with a purported 69 cents to his name, Heath tried everything to get a break. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Movie Career
  7. 8. Heath’s First Shot
  8. 9. <ul><li>His first real acting job came in a low budget movie called Blackrock, a largely unimpressive cliché; a teen angst film about one boy's struggle when he learns his best mate raped a girl. He did not have a large part in this movie. The only thing of notice in his role is you get to see him get his lights punched out </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>After that small role, Heath auditioned for a role in a TV show called &quot;Sweat&quot; about a group of young Olympic hopefuls. He got offered one of two roles, one as a swimmer, another as a gay cyclist. Heath accepted the cyclist because he felt to really stand out as an actor one had to accept unique roles that stood out from the bunch. It got him small notice, but unfortunately the show was quickly cut. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>He was in &quot;Home and Away&quot; for a very short period, in which he played a surfer who falls in love with one of the girls of Summer Bay. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Then came his very brief role in Paws. Heath played a student in the film, involved in a stage production of a Shakespeare play, in which he played &quot;Oberon&quot;. this did nothing to advance his career. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Heath Goes To America
  13. 14. <ul><li>Then came Two Hands. He went to America trying to audition for film roles, showcasing his brief role in Roar opposite then unknown Vera Farmiga. He could not find any American roles but then Australian director Gregor Jordan auditioned him for the lead in Two Hands which he got. An in your face Aussie crime thriller, Two Hands was outstanding and helped him secure a role in 10 Things I Hate About You </li></ul>
  14. 15. Heath Goes Hollywood
  15. 16. <ul><li>He accepted a role in a very serious war drama The Patriot. What followed was a stark inconsistency of roles, Ledger accepting virtually every single character role, anything to avoid being typecast. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>His short role in Monster's Ball , but his version of Ned Kelly was an absolute flop, which led distributors hesitant to even release it outside Australia. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Heath finally had deserved success with his role in Brokeback Mountain, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Ledger was found dead on January 22, 2008 in his apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, with a bottle of prescription sleeping pills nearby. It was concluded weeks later that he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs that included painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medication. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Heath’s hit movie batman was released after his death. Unfortunately Heath was not alive to see how obsessed people where with it and their smile while coming out of the movie theater </li></ul>The Dark Knight
  20. 21. The Dark Knight The Dark Night
  21. 22. Credits <ul><li>My Heart goes out to his family best regards </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>Best Presentation Contest For giving me wonderful opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Judges </li></ul><ul><li>The viewers for taking time and actually watching my slide show </li></ul><ul><li>And of the course the ultimate source of information www.imbd.com wouldn’t have been able to do this without you </li></ul>BY: Wessam Shahrouri And Ahmad Jaward