The love that actors receive is immense and goes beyond just their work. And today, fans took to social media to celebrate The Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger on birth anniversary. While his loss was extremely tragic, fans still remember him and love him for his contribution to cinema.
The Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger continues to be celebrated for all that he has done. Meanwhile, many wonder what his career would have been like had he been alive today. He passed away on January 22, 2008, due to an ‘accidental drug overdose’.
Born in 1979, Ledger started his career with an Australian movie, titled Clowning Around. It released in 1992 and later, he has worked in a variety of shows like The Roar, Home and Away, and more. And then, it was in 1997 that he bagged a pivotal role in Blackrock, creating quite the stir. He has then done some of the finest films like The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, among others. Films like Casanova and Candy helped him create a mark in the industry after his move to the US.
Nonetheless, it was The Dark Knight that proved to be the biggest movie in his career. However, sadly, it released months after his death, only to become an absolute blockbuster. And today, on Heath Ledger’s birth anniversary, most fans celebrated him with a mention of the movie, and his role. In fact, he also received an Academy Award for Actor in Supporting Role, posthumously.
Some of the tweets for Heath Ledger on his birth anniversary:
Happy Birthday to Heath Ledger. He was bound to be one of the greats, and gone far too soon. pic.twitter.com/eq0QG6M8ef
— cinesthetic (@TheCinesthetic) April 4, 2021
Happy Birthday Heath Ledger gave ALL TIME GREATEST ACTING PERFORMANCE in the history of movies, not just in comic book movies. He would’ve been 42 today.
— Shivam (@ShivamChatak) April 3, 2021
— Nishith sahasransu Ray (@nishithray8121) April 4, 2021
Happy Birthday to my favorite actor, Heath Ledger!! Here's a painting that I did on his version of the Joker. #art #painting #HeathLedger #HappyBirthdayHeathLedger #Batman #artwork #fanart #joker #RIPHeathLedger pic.twitter.com/MlXAFNcH7X
— Sydney 🙂 (@xoxoRUSHERxoxo) April 4, 2021
— Jessica Bright (@JessicaBright_) April 4, 2021
— BarJabitha is serving ✨ (@barchiedestiny) April 4, 2021
— Sansåsogames (@anyasogames) April 4, 2021
— Kathryn *WearAMask* Hunter (@KathrynHavelock) April 4, 2021
Among other movies that also find a mention as fans celebrate Heath Ledger on his birth anniversary is ’10 Thins I Hate About You’. As for his last movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus made it to the screens in 2009. However, since the movie was incomplete, makers had to rope in Jude Law and Colin Farrell.
Even years after his death, The Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger, continues to live through his work.