We Remember Heath Ledger Leading Up To The 10th Anniversary Of His Death
On January 22 it will be ten years since Heath Ledger passed away in 2008.
The much-loved Aussie actor, who rose to fame in the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You and gave us unforgettable performances in The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, is to this day one of the most talented artists of his time, taken way too soon.
To celebrate the man, actor and father, here are ten things you might not know about Heath:
1. His first acting role was in a school production of 'Peter Pan' at the age of 10 in his hometown of Perth, Australia.
2. His tattoo on his wrist (KAOS) are the initals of his sister Kate, half sisters Ashleigh and Olivia, and his mother Sally.
— Celebrate_Remember (@heathledgerfans) February 22, 2014
3. 'Brokeback Mountain' wasn't the first time he played a gay character on screen. Back in 1996, he played Snowy Bowles on the Australian television series Sweat.
4. Ashton Kutcher and Josh Hartnett both went for the role of Patrick in '10 Things I Hate About You' but Heath pulled through to take out the iconic teen film.
5. Heath was the same height and body weight of Ned Kelly, which meant the iron suit he had to wear fit perfectly without needing to adjust.
— Heath Ledger (@HeathUltimate) February 19, 2016
6. Heath recalled the moment he fell in love with Michelle Williams in an interview, as the first day on the set of 'Brokeback Mountain' when the actress injured herself, "I always had to look after her after that."
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— @julitwigs (@selinskyIe) April 3, 2016
7. Heath designed his own 'Joker' makeup as a part of his method acting approach to the role.
9. Jake Gyllenhaal who co-starred with Heath in 'Brokeback Mountain' almost played Gabriel in 'The Patriot' and both actors lost out on 'Moulin Rouge!' to Ewan McGregor
8. He was named after the tragic 'Wuthering Heights' character Heathcliff.
10. Heath's daughter Matilda will receive Heath's Oscar on the day she turns 18, until then it is in the possession of his father Kim and mother Sally.
Our thoughts go out to Matilda, Michelle and the entire Ledger clan at this difficult time. And if you haven't seen the incredible documentary I Am Heath, it will show you the man through the eyes of his closest friends and family - a must watch.
We love you Heath!
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