Heath Ledger's Most Memorable Movies
January 22, 2013
Heath Ledger passed away on Jan. 22, 2008, and five years later, the actor's film legacy lives on. Ledger died at age 28 but left us with some very memorable performances, one being his Dark Knight role as the Joker that earned him an Oscar.
In memory of Ledger, we look back at some of the late star's most posthumous roles:
1. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Ledger earned his first Oscar nomination for his role as a cowboy in love with his male friend (Jake Gylenhaal). Ledger's former wife Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway also starred in the film as the men's wives.
2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
This romantic teen comedy had Ledger playing the love interest of Julia Stiles. The fun film is when Ledger earned his heartthrob status.
3. A Knight's Tale (2001)
This story follows a peasant squire (Ledger) who creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Though he passed away before the film was finished, Ledger's performance as Tony was quite remarkable. The film follows a traveling theater company who gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
Ledger's role as the Joker in The Dark Knight was also seen in theaters following his passing, and will most certainly go down as his most memorable film role. The actor won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his villainous part.
What is your favorite movie of Ledger's career?