Heath Ledger’s last role, as the joker in ‘The Dark Knight, won him an Academy Award and critical acclaim everywhere, but it also cost him his life. Ledger fully committed to the role, and disappeared into the crazed labyrinthine mind of the character. Here we reveal some lesser known facts about the actor, the Ledge(r)nd
1.Heath Ledger became the first actor to ever win an Academy Award for playing in a superhero movie, which he received posthumously.
2. At age 10 Ledger won Western Australia’s junior chess championship.
3. When Ledger decided to make the transition from TV to movies, he rejected every TV role he was offered. When he was finally offered the role of Cameron “Ten Things I Hate About You”, he was down to his last $150.
4.Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker as a scary psychopath startled Michael Caine so much, he forgot his lines, during the elevator scene.