Heath Ledger Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Salary, Family, Net Worth – Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career.
|Birth / Real Name||Heathcliff Andrew Ledger|
|Profession||Actor and music video director|
|Date of Birth||4th April, 1979|
|Date of Death||22nd January, 2008 at the age of 28|
|Birth Place||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Place of death||New York City, U.S.|
|Zodiac / Star Sign||Aries|
|Professional debut||Blackrock released in 1997|
|Net worth||$16 million at time of death|
|School||Mary’s Mount Primary School, Guildford Grammar School|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Relationship||Michelle Williams (2004–2007)|
|Cause of death:||Cardiac arrest brought on by prescription drug intoxication|
Career and Lifestyle Info:
His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Monster’s Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases. He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Heath died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His death occurred during editing of The Dark Knight and in the midst of filming his last role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. His untimely death cast a shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $185 million Batman production.
Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his critically acclaimed performance in the film, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Best Actor International Award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards (for which he became the first actor to win an award posthumously), the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Heath Ledger Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Salary, Family, Net Worth
|Height Meters (approx.)||185 cm, 1.85 m|
|Height Feet/Inches (approx.)||6 feet 1 inches|
|Weight in Kg (approx.)||84kg|
|Weight in Pounds (approx.)||185 lbs|
|Chest in Inches||Unknown|
|Biceps in Inches||Unknown|
|Waist in Inches||Unknown|
|Feet/Shoe Size||12 US|
|Smoking||Has been known to smoke|
|Drinking||Has been known to drink|
Know for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain and playing the character Joker in the DC film The Dark Knight .
Family and Personal Info:
Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia , the son of Sally Ledger, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race car driver and mining engineer whose family established and owned the Ledger Engineering Foundry. The Sir Frank Ledger Charitable Trust is named after his great-grandfather. Ledger attended Mary’s Mount Primary School in Gooseberry Hill, and later Guildford Grammar School, where he had his first acting experiences, starring in a school production as Peter Pan at age 13.
His parents separated when he was 10 and divorced when he was 11. Ledger’s older sister Kate, an actress and later a publicist, to whom he was very close, inspired his acting on stage, and his love of Gene Kelly inspired his successful choreography, leading to Guildford Grammar’s 60-member team’s “first all-boy victory” at the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. After sitting for early graduation exams at age 17, Ledger left school to pursue an acting career.