Heath Ledger was a handsome Australian actor who made my heart flutter when I saw him in 10 Things I Hate About You. His twinkling eyes and face-splitting smile caused my second "star crush" (second only to Elvis, of course). Unfortunately, Heath passed away in January 2008 from an accidental overdose. He was gone far too soon and far too young.
I never bothered to watch any of the unauthorized biographies. I never really felt like seeing what other people had to say about him. But this morning, Heath's sister Kate was announcing the upcoming release of I Am Heath Ledger (DVD release date May 23, 2017).
This documentary is a feature length film created with many of Heath's personal and private film clips. That is what made me excited about this movie. I want to see the movies and clips he had made of himself over the years.
It is described as:
"... a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist, and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey" - Amazon
19 Films with Heath Ledger
Believe it or not, I have not yet seen Heath Ledger's two most popular - and award winning - movies: Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. I guess it is because those two movies came out during very busy times in my life. There is no other reason I've not seen those two movies.
But three of his other movies I have not only seen, but have viewed many times over. These three very different movies are: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, and A Knight's Tale. I adored him in each role for reasons as different as the roles.
Heath Ledger's complete movie list includes:
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
- The Patriot (2000)
- A Knight's Tale (2001)
- Monster's Ball (2001)
- Ned Kelly (2003)
- The Brother's Grimm (2005)
- Lords of Dogtown (2005)
- Brokeback Mountain (2005)
- Casanova (2005)
- Candy (2006)
- I'm Not There (2007)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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