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NAME: Heath Andrew Ledger
DATE OF BIRTH: April 4th, 1979
DIED: January 22nd, 2008
PLACE OF BIRTH: Perth, Australlia
PARENTS: Sally Ledger, Kim Ledger
PROFESSION: Actor


HEATH LEDGER'S ROLE IN BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT:
The Joker is the archenemy of Batman. In the Dark Knight, The Joker is robbing mafia-owned banks. The Gotham crime families collaborate and hire The Joker to assassinate Batman who is causing problems for Gotham crime families. It is revealed through the film that The Joker's main goal is to upset the social order of Gotham through crime. In the film The Dark Knight, The Joker is responsible for the death of Batman's childhood girlfriend and the melting of Harvey Dent's face, transforming him into Two-Face.





Heath Ledger Interview for The Dark Knight





OTHER MOVIES:
  • Blackrock (1997)
  • Two Hands (1999)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • A Knight's Tale (2001)
  • The Four Feathers (2002)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • Lords Of Dogtown (2005)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Candy (2006)
  • I'm Not There (2007)
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnaussus (2009)


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
  • 1999 nominated for Films Critic Circle Award (best actor) - Two Hands
  • 2000 won Blockbuster Entertainment Award (favourite male newcomer) - The Patriot
  • 2003 nominated for Film Critics Circle Award (best actor) - Ned Kelly
  • 2005 won Las Vegas Film Critics Society (best actor) - Brokeback Mountain
  • 2005 won New York Film Critics Circle (best actor) - Brokeback Mountain
  • 2006 nominated for Inside Film Award (best actor) - Candy
  • 2008 won Boston Society of Film Critics Award (best supporting actor) - The Dark Knight
  • 2008 won Scream Award (best villian) - The Dark Knight
  • 2008 GQ Australia Men of the Year Awards (best actor) - The Dark Knight