Today marks the fifth year since Heath Ledger passed away. This outstanding actor captured the world audience’s hearts in a teen comedy ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999) and remained and grew in popularity till his sad passing. Awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying the Joker in Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), Heath may only have began his ascendance to greatness when he completed this movie.
Below are his most memorable performances.
“The Dark Knight” (2008) – portraying the deranged Joker could not have been easy, and Heath gave a terrific performance, totally deserving his Oscar Award given posthumously.
“Candy” (2006) – performing alongside his compatriot, Abbie Cornish, Heath gives a dignified performance in his role of a lost and troubled drug addict.
“Brokeback Mountain” (2005) – a truly mesmerising performance by Heath yet again when he takes on a very difficult role in this film by Ang Lee. As with “The Dark Knight“, Heath was also nominated for and awarded numerous awards for his performance in this controversially-themed film.
“Casanova” (2005) – in this love-it-or-hate-it-romantic comedy, adorable Heath cemented his reputation of a heartthrob.
“A Knight’s Tale” (2001) – it is impossible not to like Heath here – confident and charming, we can see in this film that he has a very bright acting future ahead of him.
“10 Things I Hate About You” (1999) – this is Heath’s “break-through” film and he gives a solid performance in his role of a school-rebel, Patrick Verona.