Monday, April 4, 2016

Celebrating Heath Ledger

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Today we celebrate the life of one of Hollywood's most beloved and talented actors - Heath Ledger - born April 4th 1979. He would have been 37 years old today. Most fans will remember Ledger for his Oscar award-winning performance as the malevolent and sinister Joker in The Dark Knight, in which he blew our collective minds away with his dark take on Batman's arch-nemesis. He forever changed the face of comic-book villains for better and for always, and it will go down in history as one of the best performances of all time. Not to mention his Oscar-nominated role in Brokeback Mountain. That role marked one of the greatest, astonishing acting transformations of our time.

I loved Ledger’s work especially his earlier, lighter stuff - his goofy romantic lead in the teen-Shakespeare farce 10 Things I Hate About You, his sly and tongue-in-cheek turn as a medieval sports hero in A Knight's Tale and his con-artist, fairy tale adventures in  The Brothers Grimm. He was the first actor that I 'almost' shed a tear for after I learned of his untimely death. Why, I have no clue,... never even knew the guy. He simply had the unique ability to capture our hearts so effortlessly. He was truly a remarkable actor with an exuberant amount of talent and promise, and he will live on in our hearts forever. Forever Young. Heath Ledger lived a wonderful, yet extremely short life and he will without a doubt be missed indefinitely.

Peace Be With You

"It's like anything in life, visualizing the old man you're going to become: As long as you have a clear picture of that - the life you want to lead - eventually you'll probably get there." 
"When I die, my money is not gonna come with me. My movies will live on for people to judge what I was as a person.  I just want to stay curious and keep smiling like the Joker."
"If you make decisions based on people's reactions or judgements, then you make boring choices."
What are some of your favorite Heath Ledger films/moments? Feel free to leave your picks in the comment section below...


Melain said...

I miss his boyishly handsome face. ❤️

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