I am sure this is now not news to anyone with a TV or internet access, but one of my most favorite actors, Heath Ledger, died yesterday. He was 28 years old & he had a 2-year-old daughter, Matilda.
I remember noticing Heath in his first American film, 10 Things I Hate About You. I thought it was a pretty good movie & he did a great job in it as Patrick, the boyfriend-for-hire. I was also very much looking forward to seeing him portray the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight". I've seen pix of his character & they are truly disturbing, in a great way, artistically speaking. What a talented actor who can play two such disparate roles!
Of course, he cemented himself as a great actor with his role as Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain. I may be prejudiced, but his part in that movie literally brought me to tears. It is a film that will stay with me always!
Considering the 2 roles I mentioned above with his Ennis Del Mar character, you can't help but see how fearless he was as an actor. I'm sure he was the same in his real (former) life.
It's always sad when someone so young & with so much potential leaves us all-too-soon. Heath, of course, is no exception.
I keep his family in my thoughts & I will miss him very much.