Heath Ledger
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Heath Ledger | 1979-2008

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Heath Ledger in 2000 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Austalian actor was found dead in a New York apartment. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
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Ledger, left, starred with Paul Bettany in the 2001 movie “A Knight’s Tale.” (Egon Endrenyi / Columbia Pictures)
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In “The Order,” Ledger played a priest sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of his superior. (Jurgen Vollmer / 20th Century Fox)
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In 2005’s “Lords of Dogtown,” Ledger played Skip Engblom, the co-owner of a surf shop. (Jaimie Trueblood / Columbia/TriStar Pictures)
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In 2005’s “Casanova,” Ledger played the title role of the 18th century seducer. (Doane Gregory / Touchstone Pictures)
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Heath Ledger, who was found dead in a Manhattan apartment Tuesday, played a reckless young poet addicted to heroin in 2006’s “Candy.” (ThinkFilm)
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Ledger was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “Brokeback Mountain,” in which he starred with Jake Gyllenhaal. (Kimberly French / Focus Features)
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Ledger took on the role of the Joker in the upcoming Batman sequel, “The Dark Knight,” one of the most anticipated movies of this year. (Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros. via AP)
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Ledger and actor Matt Damon pose for a photo at the end of a press conference for the 2005 film “The Brothers Grimm.” (Claudio Onorati / EPA)
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Ledger on a Manhattan rooftop in 2005. He said of his development as an actor, “It’s been a long, slow process of making mistakes and changing it.” (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
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Ledger arrives with actress Michelle Williams at the 2006 Academy Awards. The couple, who met on the set of “Brokeback Mountain,” had a daughter in 2005. (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
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The actor arrives at the 2006 premiere of “Candy” in New York. (Dima Gavrysh / Associated Press)
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A scene from 2007’s “I’m Not There.” (Jonathan Wenk / Weinstein Co.)
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As word of Ledger’s death spread, hundreds of people gathered outside the SoHo apartment where his body was found. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
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