The Joke’s on Him?

Heath Ledger, who played the joker in Batman did not live to see his portrayal feted. An Australian by birth, this actor was born on April 4th 1979 in Perth.Ledger loved playing chess and he won western Australia’s junior chess championship at the age of 10.He sat for his graduation exams at the age of 16 and left school to pursue an acting career. He is known for his role in ‘The Patriot’,’ The Four Feathers’, ‘A Knight’s Tales’ and won an award for his role in The Patriot. He also won awards his role in ‘Broke back Mountain’. More than a star Heath Ledger was on his way to becoming an acclaimed actor for his role as the Joker, Ledger slipped into the character of the role by living in a hotel alone and recording in a diary, the way the Joker would behave. For him ,the Joker was a living, breathing character. The actor was having trouble sleeping and was taking quite a few medications for this. He died of what was later termed as “abuse of prescription medications”, on Jan 22 2008.It was a sudden end to a very talented actor and the Joker is seen as one of his best performances.

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January 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . hot celebs, movies.

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