Zwei Filmrollen machten den australischen Schauspieler Heath Ledger unsterblich - als schwuler Cowboy in Brokeback Mountain und als Joker in der. BuzzFeed has breaking news, vital journalism, quizzes, videos, celeb news, Tasty food videos, recipes, DIY hacks, and all the trending buzz you'll want to share. Er rührte als schwuler Cowboy in 'Brokeback Mountain' ganze Kinosäle zu Tränen. Mit nur 28 Jahren dann der Schock: Heath Ledger ist tot.
Heath Ledger: Die Todesursache des Joker-SchauspielersDer weltweit erfolgreiche australische Schauspieler Heath Andrew Ledger wurde für seine Darstellung des Jokers im Film "The Dark Knight" nach seinem Tod. Zwei Filmrollen machten den australischen Schauspieler Heath Ledger unsterblich - als schwuler Cowboy in Brokeback Mountain und als Joker in der. Erfolgreich und viel zu jung gestorben. Heath Andrew Ledger war 28 Jahre alt, als er tot in seinem Appartement in New York aufgefunden wurde. Er starb an.
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Show all 13 episodes. Problems with paparazzi in Australia prompted Ledger to sell his residence in Bronte, New South Wales, and move to the United States, where he shared an apartment with Williams in Brooklyn, from to In September , Williams' father, Larry Williams, confirmed to Sydney's Daily Telegraph that Ledger and Williams had ended their relationship.
On January 22, , Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, at his apartment in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
According to police reports, Wolozin used Ledger's cell phone to call Ledger's friend, Mary-Kate Olsen , for help. Emergency medical technicians arrived at Ledger's apartment at p.
At p. Soon after Ledger's death reached the news, erroneous reports began to surface, incorrectly claiming that the apartment he was in belonged to Olsen.
It was later reported by People magazine that Diana Wolozin who found Ledger unconscious had called Olsen before calling authorities because Olsen and Ledger had been casually dating in the months before his death.
Ledger had told The New York Times in November that he was taking Ambien, a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. My body was exhausted and my mind was still going.
The coroner's report ruled his death an accident. Before his unfortunate passing, Ledger completed filming The Dark Knight.
The blockbuster opened in U. At the time of his death, Ledger was filming Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Scenes that placed Ledger in a realistic world had been completed in London. After his passing, Ledger's role was recast to have new actors portray his "physically transformed versions" in a magical realm, including Johnny Depp , Jude Law and Colin Farrell.
The film premiered on Christmas Day I Am Heath Ledger, a feature-length documentary celebrating his life using footage he had filmed himself, was released in theaters and aired in May We strive for accuracy and fairness.
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Billie Holiday was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. Ledger was quoted in January in Melbourne's Herald Sun as saying that he heard that West Virginia had banned Brokeback Mountain , which it had not; actually, a cinema in Utah had banned the film.
In an interview with New York Times , published on 4 November , Ledger told Sarah Lyall that he often could not sleep when taking on roles, and that the role of the Joker in The Dark Knight was causing his usual insomnia: "Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night.
I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going. Prior to his return to New York from his last film assignment, in London, in January , while he was apparently suffering from some kind of respiratory illness , he reportedly complained to his co-star from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , Christopher Plummer , that he was continuing to have difficulty sleeping and taking pills to help with that problem: "Confirming earlier reports that Ledger hadn't been feeling well on set, Plummer says, 'we all caught colds because we were shooting outside on horrible, damp nights.
But Heath's went on and I don't think he dealt with it immediately with the antibiotics I think what he did have was the walking pneumonia.
In talking with Interview magazine after Ledger's death, Michelle Williams confirmed reports that the actor had experienced trouble sleeping: "For as long as I'd known him, he had bouts with insomnia.
He had too much energy. His mind was turning, turning, turning — always turning". Ledger was "widely reported to have struggled with substance abuse".
Olsen, who was in California, directed a New York City private security guard to go to the scene. Olsen", Wolozin telephoned "to say that Mr.
Ledger was not breathing". At the urging of the operator, Wolozin administered CPR , which was unsuccessful in reviving him.
Olsen" but were also unable to revive him. On 6 February , the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York released its conclusions.
Those conclusions were based on an initial autopsy that occurred 23 January and a subsequent complete toxicological analysis.
It added: "We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescribed medications. While the medications found in the toxicological analysis may be prescribed in the United States for insomnia , anxiety , pain , or common cold symptoms doxylamine , the vast majority of physicians in the U.
In , Jason Payne-James, a forensic pathologist, asserted that Ledger might have survived if hydrocodone and oxycodone had been left out of the combination of drugs that the actor took just prior to his death.
He furthermore stated that the mixture of drugs, combined with a possible chest infection, caused Ledger to stop breathing.
Late in February , a DEA investigation of medical professionals relating to Ledger's death exonerated two American physicians, who practice in Los Angeles and Houston , of any wrongdoing, determining that "the doctors in question had prescribed Ledger other medications — not the pills that killed him.
On 4 August , citing unnamed sources, Murray Weiss, of the New York Post , first reported that Mary-Kate Olsen had "refused [through her attorney, Michael C.
Miller] to be interviewed by federal investigators probing the accidental drug death of her close friend Heath Ledger After a flurry of further media speculation, on 6 August , the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan closed its investigation into Ledger's death without filing any charges and rendering moot its subpoena of Olsen.
Eleven months after Ledger's death, on 23 December , Jake Coyle, writing for the Associated Press, announced that "Heath Ledger's death was voted 's top entertainment story by U.
He claimed that this was partially a result of the "shock and confusion" surrounding the circumstances of Ledger's death, as well as due to Ledger's "legacy [ He added, "They will be taken care of and that's how Heath would want it to be".
On 31 March , stimulating another controversy pertaining to Ledger's estate, Gemma Jones and Janet Fife-Yeomans published an "Exclusive" report, in The Daily Telegraph , citing Ledger's uncle Haydn Ledger and other family members, who "believe the late actor may have fathered a secret love child" when he was 17, and stating that "If it is confirmed that Ledger is the girl's biological father, it could split his multi-million dollar estate between Matilda Rose On 15 July , Fife-Yeomans reported further, via Australian News Limited , that "While Ledger left everything to his parents and three sisters, it is understood they have legal advice that under Western Australia law, Matilda Rose is entitled to the lion's share " of his estate; its executors , Kim Ledger's former business colleague Robert John Collins and Geraldton accountant William Mark Dyson, "have applied for probate in the West Australian Supreme Court in Perth , advertising for ' creditors and other persons' having claims on the estate to lodge them by 11 August Our family has gifted everything to Matilda.
As the news of Ledger's death became public, throughout the night of 22 January , and the next day, media crews, mourners, fans, and other onlookers began gathering outside his apartment building, with some leaving flowers or other memorial tributes.
Several actors made statements expressing their sorrow at Ledger's death, including Daniel Day-Lewis , who dedicated his Screen Actors Guild Award to him, saying that he was inspired by Ledger's acting; Day-Lewis praised Ledger's performances in Monster's Ball and Brokeback Mountain , describing the latter as "unique, perfect".
Singer Tom Meighan often changes the word "Joker" to either "Ledger", or the names of recently deceased celebrities.
On 1 February, in her first public statement after Ledger's death, Michelle Williams expressed her heartbreak and described Ledger's spirit as surviving in their daughter.
After attending private memorial ceremonies in Los Angeles, Ledger's family members returned with his body to Perth. On 9 February, a memorial service attended by several hundred invited guests was held at Penrhos College , attracting considerable press attention; afterward Ledger's body was cremated at Fremantle Cemetery ,  followed by a private service attended by only 10 closest family members,    with his ashes interred later in a family plot at Karrakatta Cemetery , next to two of his grandparents.
In January , the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia in Ledger's home town of Perth named a seat theatre the Heath Ledger Theatre after him.
For the opening of the theatre, Ledger's Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor was on display in the theatre's foyer along with his Joker costume.
Bon Iver 's "Perth" was inspired by Heath Ledger. It was a three-day wake. Portraying a variety of roles, from romantic heroes to the reluctantly oppressed , Ledger created a hodgepodge of characters that are deliberately unlike one another, stating "I feel like I am wasting my time if I repeat myself".
He also reflected on his inability to be happy with his work, "I feel the same thing about everything I do.
The day I say, 'It's good' is the day I should start doing something else. Directors who have worked with the actor praised him for his creativity, seriousness and intuition.
In , director Todd Haynes compared Ledger's presence to actor James Dean , casting Ledger as Robbie Clarke, a fictive personification of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There.
Drawing on the similar characteristics between the actors, Haynes further highlighted Ledger's "precocious seriousness" and intuition.
He also felt that Ledger had a rare maturity beyond his years. I mean, there's no such thing as perfection in what [actors] do.
Pornos are more perfect than we are, because they're actually fucking. People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have you and can describe you.
That's fine. But there are so many stories inside of me and a lot I want to achieve outside of one flat note. Ledger's death affected the marketing campaign for Christopher Nolan 's The Dark Knight   and also both the production and marketing of Terry Gilliam 's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , with both directors intending to celebrate and pay tribute to his work in these films.
Speaking of editing The Dark Knight, on which Ledger had completed his work in October , Nolan recalled, "It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every day.
But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish.
Released in July , The Dark Knight broke several box office records and received both popular and critical accolades, especially with regard to Ledger's performance as the Joker.
His feet were on the ground and he was the least neurotic person I've ever met. Ledger received numerous awards for his Joker role in The Dark Knight.
On 10 November , he was nominated for two People's Choice Awards related to his work on the film, "Best Ensemble Cast" and "Best Onscreen Match-Up" shared with Christian Bale , and Ledger won an award for "Match-Up" in the ceremony aired live on CBS in January On 11 December , it was announced that Ledger had been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture for his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight ; he subsequently won the award at the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony telecast on NBC on 11 January with Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan accepting on his behalf.
Film critics, co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine and many of Ledger's colleagues in the film community joined Bale in calling for and predicting a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of Ledger's achievement in The Dark Knight.
Ledger went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the second person to win a posthumous Academy Award for acting after fellow Australian actor Peter Finch , who won for 's Network , as well as the first comic-book movie actor to win an Oscar for their acting.
Ledger's family attended the ceremony on 22 February , with his parents and sister accepting the award on stage on his behalf. However, due to Matilda's age, she will not gain full ownership of the statuette until her eighteenth birthday in On 4 April , a trailer was released for the documentary I Am Heath Ledger , which was released on 3 May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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New York City , U. Actor photographer music video director. And they grab a believer and they go, 'Bwoom! I touch you with the hand of God!
And fuck's sake, that's the power of belief Now, I don't believe in Jesus, but I believe in my performance. And if you can understand that the power of belief is one of the great tools of our time and that a lot of acting comes from it, you can do anything.
Further information: List of accolades received by The Dark Knight. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Heath Ledger.
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