“Why so serious?” This is just one his intimidating scripts in his posthumous performance in the movie “The Dark Knight.” A true legacy that he gave before leaving us. Born as Heath Andrew Ledger on April 4th 1979 in Perth – Western Australia. He is a well-known actor of his generation. He made various portrayals of his character and made it to the fullest and applauded by critics.
He first appeared in children’s TV-series called “Ship to Shore” in 1993. He made good successions in the television appearances and made breakthrough role in the 1997 movie “Blackrock.” He appeared as Toby Ackland in this surf-based-movie with other young actors. He also played the role Oberon in the 1997 independent movie “Paws.” He made additional films in 1999 naming “Two Hands.” A story of a young man who was asked to deliver $10,000 to a woman in a distant location. He arrived according to time but found out that person he’s looking for is not there. Instead he swam into the beach and the money was stolen by kids making him indebted to the mobsters. He made a great depiction of the character Gabriel in the movie “The Patriot” alongside
. As the eldest son of Benjamin (Gibson), Gabriel is a hard-headed/stubborn son of Ben. Gabriel has heard the stories about his father on what he did when his father was young in a fort. Gabriel insisted to become a regular army and joined the war. Ben left nothing to care for his left children (including as William), unfortunately war came in to their door steps. Ben followed Gabriel and served under his command as patriot warrior. Gabriel died in their confrontation with Col. Tavington who killed also one of Ben’s son (); and Benjamin made a promise that before the war end, they will end their battle between them.
He gave another great performance in the movie “A Knight’s Tale” in 2001 as squire Willaim Thatcher. In this movie William is an aspiring knight, while they are in competition, he discovered that his master had died and instead; he wore the knight’s armor and won the tournament. He was then questioned since he is not of a good status and not a knight. He was then asked to fight for his glory because in fact he proved already his skills in defeating his previous opponents. He made a fantasy movie called “The Brother’s Grimm.” Alongside Matt Damon, they were 2 brothers who faked killing a witch. They were then asked to solve a mystery in a town and found themselves fighting a 500 year old witch (). The critically acclaimed “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 is one of his priceless work of art. Alongside Jake Gylenhaal, men asked to herd sheep and ending up in lonely mountains. Gylenhaal’s character made the first move to make sexual intercourse. They both have intimate relationship and ending up with love-feud. They bag numerous awards for this movie.
This was then followed by his monumental role as “The Joker” in the 2008 installment of “The Dark Knight” with . Joker, the iconic and Batman’s worst archenemy, Joker made Gotham one hell of rumble and crazy killing spree. This was considered to be his most outstanding award in his acting career. He made his last appearance in the film that was released in 2009 entitled “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” He died on January 22nd 2008 caused by over dosage intake of combinations of sleeping pills and antibiotics.