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Heath was born under the official name Ledger, Heath Andrew on April 4th, 1979. He died on January 22nd, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (accidental overdose of prescription drugs). Known to his close friends as Heathy, he has been a credited actor since the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You.
Heath Ledger was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in four films including the 2005 drama film Brokeback Mountain as the character Ennis Del Mar, the 2003 action movie The Order playing Alex Bernier and the 2001 action release A Knight's Tale cast as William Thatcher.
Heath was a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in six films including: the 2008 action film The Dark Knight as the character Joker, the 2007 biography movie I'm Not There. playing Robbie and the 2005 biography release Lords of Dogtown cast as Skip.
Heath Ledger has earned salaries up to $3,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2008 action film The Dark Knight, which brought in $535,000,000 at the box office.
Heath is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twelve magazines, captured in more than six pictorials, interviewed in over twelve publications and featured in one hundred and sixty magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least three books.
As an actor Heath Ledger has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Ennis Del Mar in the 2005 movie Brokeback Mountain .