Heath Ledger

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Heath Ledger was born on the 4th of April, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia. At the age of 17, he moved to Sydney as he believed it to be the place where actors get their big breaks. In 1997, he got his first acting job in a low budget film called ‘Blackrock’. Ledger also auditioned and got a role in a Television show called “Sweat” in 1996. Then after a few brief roles he moved to America where he acted in nineteen films, which includes ’10 Things I Hate About You’ in 1999, ‘The Patriot’ in 2000, ‘Monster’s Ball’ and ‘A Knight’s Tale’ in 2001, ‘Lords of Dogtown’ in 2005 before, he finally got the success he deserved, for his role in the film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2005. He was nominated for a BAFTA and an Oscar for his role in ‘Brokeback Mountain’. Ledger was romantically linked with several high-profile actresses, including Heather Graham, Lisa Zane, and Naomi Watts. He started dating actress Michelle Williams in 2004 and their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born in October 2005. After Ledger and Williams ended their relationship in 2007, media linked Ledger with supermodels Gemma Ward and Helena Christensen. On January 22, 2008, Ledger was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan, New York City. The cause of his death was accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Ledger received over 30 posthumous awards for his role as the psychopathic clown in The Dark Knight (2008). The awards include the Oscar, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe. Heath Ledger was known for wearing cologne by Jack Black.