“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.”
Avoid Probate – Joker – Bio
“Joker” (Heath Ledger)
Born April 4, 1979 – Died January 22, 2008
Australian Television, Film Actor
Avoid Probate – Joker – Note
The Dark Knight was released in July 2008, approximately 6 months after Heath Ledger’s death.
It broke several box office records and received both popular and critical accolades, especially with regard to Ledger’s performance as the Joker.
Film critic David Denby, in his pre-release review in The New Yorker, evaluates Ledger’s work highly, describing his performance as both “sinister and frightening” and Ledger as “mesmerising in every scene”, concluding: “His performance is a heroic, unsettling final act: this young actor looked into the abyss.”
Film critics, co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine and many of Ledger’s colleagues in the film community joined Christian Bale in calling for and predicting a nomination for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of Ledger’s achievement in The Dark Knight.
Heath Ledger’s subsequent nomination was announced on January 22, 2009, the anniversary of his death.
Avoid Probate – Joker – Video
A great scene from The Dark Night. One of the best scenes ever!
Ledger went on to win a posthumous Academy Award, one of his twenty-two (22) Best Supporting Actor Awards for the Joker.