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Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:58:47 PM »

I just found out that the actor that plays the Joker in the next Batman movie, Batman - The Dark Knight was found dead in his apartment.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/22/actor-heath-ledger-is-found-dead/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaIR9dAZRR0

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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 03:23:11 PM »

IIRC, that was the last movie he starred in.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 03:35:38 PM »

It's so sad!  He was so young, and he was such a versatile actor.  :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 06:46:52 PM »

When someone told me that earlier I couldn't believe it... just by watching the trailers he looked great playing the Joker... its a sad day.

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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 06:52:40 PM »

its sad, maybe they'll dedicate the film to him. i saw the thing on aol news when i signed on.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 07:16:11 PM »

That is pretty sad. Heath seemed like a great actor, and I'm surprised that he had to go at a sort of young age.

Ironically, "A Knight's Tale" has been one of my guiltiest movie pleasures. He at least made it watchable, and to be honest I couldn't have seen it with anyone else in that role. Also, to see him as Joker was pretty cool.

Farewell, Heath.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 07:18:48 PM »

WHAT

my friend and I were just talking about him too

=\ man he was alright but thats a shame
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 07:56:51 PM »

Wow, I didn't know he was the Joker...

Wait, what will happen to the movie then? 
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 08:30:48 PM »

aww i was so sad to find that out I really loved him as an actor. I especially admired him for his acting in brother's grimm because he played against his usual acting type. But he'll be very much missed.

I hope the movie is just as good as it seems it will be.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008, 08:34:03 PM »

Wow, I didn't know he was the Joker...

Wait, what will happen to the movie then? 


It was said that they recently finished production on The Dark Knight so the movie will be completed and still released in the summer.  I'm sure he'll do a great job as the Joker.  It's too bad that he died at a young age.   But at least his last movie will be good, considering the bad films he made within the recent years:  Cassanova, Brothers Grimm, and The Order.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 10:52:31 PM »

I heard the news today on KCBS 740. I was shocked as well, since he just wrapped up The Dark Knight and he looks and acts amazing as the Joker in The Dark Knight Trailers. He will be missed.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008, 01:04:57 AM »

The only movie that I like that he was on was The Patriot with Mel Gibson. Thats sad that a very young age he died.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2008, 08:34:01 AM »

Dont forget he also did - Brokeback Mountain.

His complete profile @ imdb.com hasnt been updated to show his decease date.

R.I.P Mr. Heath Ledger.

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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008, 04:27:26 PM »

It's tragic enough that he died, but now this is even more despicable to read about:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324966,00.html

this crap just ticks me off..  >:(


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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2008, 04:55:42 PM »

It's tragic enough that he died, but now this is even more despicable to read about:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324966,00.html

this crap just ticks me off..  >:(




Wow... have some respect for the deceased and for the emotions of the ones they left behind, please?

It doesn't surprise me to find out these are the same fuckwads who picket your soldiers' services. :( I'm Canadian, and I may not support the motives behind the war but I sure as hell support the people who are out their putting their lives on the line, be they US or Canadian citizens.

Sorry, got a bit off-topic/ranty there... ~.~;;

Back on track. I normally don't get all choked up at celebrity deaths, I mean yes they're sad but they don't hit me the way a friend or family member's would, but I've always been fond of Heath Ledger. I think he was a very talented man, engaging, witty, and interesting. When I read about this yesterday I was at work, and I had trouble composing myself. I work in a toy store, and there were a few kids around, some "regulars" who stop by after school, and one of them is incredibly perceptive. She asked me what was wrong, and I just started crying. She reached over the counter and patted my hand, told me she had no idea who he was (she's seven or eight, and a Francophone with not a lot of exposure to English films) but she was very sorry I was so upset. It was really touching.

I hope they find out exactly what happened to him, and if it does turn out to be suicide that he's finally at peace and at rest from whatever demons drove him to it.

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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008, 10:01:54 AM »

It's tragic enough that he died, but now this is even more despicable to read about:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324966,00.html

this crap just ticks me off..  >:(




Wow... have some respect for the deceased and for the emotions of the ones they left behind, please?

It doesn't surprise me to find out these are the same fuckwads who picket your soldiers' services. :( I'm Canadian, and I may not support the motives behind the war but I sure as hell support the people who are out their putting their lives on the line, be they US or Canadian citizens.

Those assholes are known to picket every funeral they see. I swear that church's sole reason for existing is just to piss people off. this will pretty much explain the Westboro Baptist church to those unfamiliar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 04:26:26 PM »

Poor Heath Ledger, I never really got into him as an actor but he sure was a hottie :'(

I wonder what they're going to do about the Batman movie...the joker isn't supposed to die...they'll have to get someone else I bet, and it's going to be twice as creepy watching the movie and thinking "wow, he died"

D':

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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 09:22:45 PM »

I believe the Batman movie was already completed before his death.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 09:29:42 PM »

I believe the Batman movie was already completed before his death.

yea, they finished the movie before he passed away; good guess is they will leave a "In memory of" message before the credits roll at the end of the movie. its only right they do that.
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Re: Heath Ledger, 28, Is Found Dead
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 01:39:17 AM »

Actually, the last movie that will feature Heath Ledger is "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" where he plays the love interest. Apparently they were only partway through shooting, but they're doing a rewrite where - since the movie already involves some magic - Heath Ledger's character sometimes appears as other people.

Oh yeah, and I heard that the investigation showed that his death was accidental, though they didn't say how they figured it out.
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