| Jan 24, 2008
A selected Heath Ledger filmography
Over a wildly eclectic 15-year movie career, Heath Ledger rose from relative obscurity in Australia to become one of the finest actors of his generation. Disappearing into many of his roles -- he could do glamorous,...
| Feb 5, 2008
Heath Ledger's family evaded scores of photographers Tuesday as they returned to Perth following the Oscar-nominated actor's death in a Manhattan apartment last month.
Several security guards and police officers watched as Ledger's father, Kim, and...
| Jul 14, 2008
His face is a triptych of granite-like features. When the camera focuses on Ron Perlman, it captures, with clarity, the sum of his distinguished parts -- the lantern jaw, the deep-set eyes and the high, square forehead.
Perlman is 6 feet 2, which...
| Jul 20, 2008
| 8:51 AM
Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.
"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released the "Batman Begins" sequel....
| Aug 4, 2008
Great actors, even those who have been blessed with longevity, often bear a tragic mark. It's not just the ups and downs of stardom that can make for a cruel career. Rough inner seas are typically the very reason someone seeks to be among what William...
| Jun 27, 2008
Record numbers of gay, lesbian and transsexual couples are heading down the proverbial aisle after the Supreme Court lifted a ban -- even if only temporarily -- on same-sex marriages in California.
Even Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
| May 4, 2008
THE trailers for "The Dark Knight" have shown quite a bit of Heath Ledger's scabbier, surlier reinvention of the Joker (think of Malcolm McDowell's thug from "A Clockwork Orange" but with kelp-colored hair, scars and a hyena laugh), but the producers have...
| Feb 11, 2009
Although to many it felt as if Heath Ledger was just getting warmed up in his film career, the actor, who was 28 when he died last year, had amassed an impressive body of work. Beginning with his 1999 U.S. film debut, "10 Things I Hate About You,"...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 6:41 PM