Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

He was never a man of the mainstream Рa coy individual, reluctant of the fame. He had an air of eccentricity which added to his already mysterious appeal. He chose hunger over the popcorn movie. He made us look farther than his star by playing characters that overshadowed him. And then there’s the fact that he actually had talent.

Some refer to him as that gay cowboy, or the son of Mel Gibson, or the next Joker. I wish we would at least refer to him with the justice of his portrayals. Heathcliff Ledger, 28, was an artist. Though, in a time when so many artists are blank beyond the superficial, to call him as such would still be an understatement.

6 thoughts on “Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

  1. I’m not the hugest fan, but he was always watchable, having starred in some of my favorite films from the past few years. “10 Things I Hate About You” was among his most endearing work. And yes, I must admit “The Brothers Grimm” and “Casanova” are guilty pleasures of mine. Then there was “Brokeback Mountain,” “Monster’s Ball,” and “A Knight’s Tale,” as well as a whole bunch of other movies I’m sure I’ve forgotten.

    If there’s any consolation in this depressing news at all (which there really shouldn’t be), I guess it’s that Ledger had apparently completed all his work as The Joker on the newest Batman flick, “The Dark Night.”

  2. @juice
    reading this again.. i think wanna cry too. Damn! I love myself! Lolz

    Hollywood would certainly be lining up on that movie ..and for all sorts of reasons.

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