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Top 10 Facts - Heath Ledger
10.21.2015
Fact #1

Heath Andrew Ledger (it April 1979 — 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. Ledger was in Perth, Western Australia.

Fact #2

Ledger had aspirations to become a film director and had made some music videos, which director Todd Haynes praised highly in his tribute to Ledger upon accepting the ISP Robert Altman Award, which Ledger posthumously shared, on 23 February 2008.

Fact #3

At a news conference at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, Ledger spoke of his desire to make a documentary film about the British singer- songwriter Nick Drake, who died in 1974, at the age of 26, from an overdose of an antidepressant.

Fact #4

Ledger was an avid chess player, winning Western Australia's iunior chess championship at the age of 10. As an adult, he often played with other chess enthusiasts at Washington Square Park.

Fact #5

In his penultimate film performance, Ledger played the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 film The Dark Knight.

Fact #6

At about 2:45 pm (EST), on 22 January 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, in his fourth-floor loft apartment at 421 Broome Street in the SoHo neighbourhood of Manhattan.

Fact #7

Several actors made statements expressing their sorrow at Ledger's death, including Daniel Day-Lewis, who dedicated his Screen Actors Guild Award to him, saying that he was inspired by Ledger's acting.

Fact #8
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