Heath Ledger

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  • Heath Ledger Research Paper

    an actor was just a small part of how much Heath was as a person. Heath Ledger was a man of many talents that made him the legend in acting and also the role model that he is today. He was a hardworking man, an excellent father and someone that was absolutely generous and kind to every person he met. Heath’s legacy that he left behind will never be forgotten. Heath Ledger was born on April 4th, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia to French teacher, Sally Bell and racing car driver, also engineer, Kim Ledger. He was the second child of the two, actually named after Heathcliff from “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë. As a child, Heath was very adventurous, exploring different sports such as Australian Football, hockey, surfing, and even go-karting. Being an adventurous boy, Heath clearly had a talent for an extreme amount of activities, especially acting and dancing. Heath’s sister Kate Ledger was also one who loved to act, and she had various acting agents. Kate tried helping her little brother and did succeed in doing so, casting him roles in a few television shows such as Ship to Shore as a cyclist.…

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  • Heath Ledger's Successful Acting Career

    Nine years after his untimely death, we take a look back at Heath Ledger and his short but wildly successful acting career. As we approach what would have been the 37th birthday of Academy Award winner, Heath Ledger, we'd be remiss to ignore the fact that April 5th will also be the 23rd anniversary of the passing of Kurt Cobain; two giants of their respective crafts who left this world way too soon. Now nine years after the death of Ledger, we take a look back at his filmography and reflect on…

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  • The Dark Knight

    are drawn to and care much about. This was possible due to lead actors Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michel Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman’s wonderful performances. After Batman Begins a new district attorney named Harvey Dent has been elected in Gotham City. Harvey’s plan is to destroy the underworld mob that has been running the streets. Batman has been interrupting his agenda and caused problems…

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  • Exceptionalism In The Dark Knight

    Hollywood motion pictures often display their historical moments in appealing ways. The latest Batman movie, the dark knight (2008), directed by the one and only Christopher Nolan, is a perfect example of that. Like many superhero movies, it has a hero and an anti-hero. Featuring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman who is the hero and Heath Ledger as the Joker who played the anti-hero. The Joker’s main purpose is to bring chaos to the people of Gotham city, so Batman must come to terms with one…

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  • Origin Of Batman's Story

    eight weeks to prepare for his role. What many actors fail at, is when they try to be mix Batman’s personality with his alter ego personality, Bruce Wayne as one individual. Bale overcame this obstacle by separating the time he had, into preparing for both roles, as if they had two main protagonists to play. Even the new Batman, Ben Affleck went to Bale for advice as to how not to mix the personalities of the two alter egos. Next, and probably the most famous super villain in all of comics,…

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  • Good Vs. Evil In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight (2008) is the second of the three movies in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy. The first movie being Batman Begins (2005), and the most recent movie being The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The trilogy follows the story of a young Bruce Wayne up to the developed Batman we know today. Nolan 's outstanding creativity allowed him to take a completely different view on what was once just a children 's comic book. Also, the performances of all the actors were spectacular, but…

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  • Heath Ledger Case Study

    Heath Ledger died at the age of 28 in the year of 2008 because of the combination of six prescription drugs. (Drug abuse, 2017) Drugs such as Cocaine and heroin were frequently used by Heath. According to Peta Hellard, Heath Ledger died from an acute intoxication from the combined of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine. These drugs are a combination of painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping drugs. This particular blend of drugs can cause the brain to…

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  • Film Analysis Of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight There are few films that bring out the inner hero in people or simply the desire to do good, other than those about super heroes. The Dark Knight is no exception to the rule, as Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) also known as Batman is face to face with his greatest enemy the ever the sinister Joker (Heath Ledger). The director Christopher Nolans film adaptation on the Batman has a much darker and moral tone than others before it. From the dark streets of Gotham, the fictitious city…

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  • Andrew Ledger

    Heathcliff “Heath” Andrew Ledger was born on April 4, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. His mother Sally was a French teacher and his father Kim an engineer and racing enthusiast. He has one older sister and two younger half-sisters. His parents divorced when he was ten years old. He liked to sing, act, play chess, dance and skateboard. When he was 15 years old, he was scouted by a local talent agent and appeared in the 1991 Australian film Clowning Around. Also, he appeared in two…

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  • Dark Knight Rationale

    It was hard to understand and it seems like he worked too hard for it and at the end it did not payed up for him. Heath Ledger on the other hand did his best work on that movie. The way he did his makeup, custom and the way he behave as the joker was expended and making the character one to remember. As you might already know, the drama of the movie takes place in the city of Gotham and as you see the movie you will have to be extra vigilant due to the fact that there are too many things…

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