Heath Ledger Won The Oscar for His Joker Role in The Dark Knight
It’s his destiny.
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to Heath Ledger, of course, just like everybody has predicted. No one could take Heath’s place in this year’s Oscar. The late actor has won an Oscar for his great acting as the Joker in The Dark Knight, and it will be his acting legacy.
The 81st Academy Awards that was hosted by Hugh Jackman, has announced Ledger’s triumph, defeating four other actors: Robert Downey, Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Shannon and Josh Brolin. His Oscar was accepted by his parents and sister. Ledger’s winning becoming only the second performer to win an Oscar posthumously, following Peter Finch of Network, Best Actor winner in 1976 who won the Award after his death.
It has been exactly thirteen months after Ledger was found unconscious in his bed on January 22nd, 2008. He was later pronounced dead from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, in the age of 28. He left a daughter behind, Matilda Rose, from his relationship with actress Michelle Williams.
Before the Oscar, Ledger had received numerous awards for his Joker role in The Dark Knight. Last month, he won an award for Best On-screen Match Up that was shared with Christian Bale in People’s Choice Awards. He also won the title of Best Supporting Actor at the 66th Golden Globe Awards, with Dark Knight Director Christopher Nolan accepting on his behalf.
Ledger’s last movie will soon be released this year, entitled The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Although Ledger’s death midway through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended, but his role was later recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger’s character Tony as he travels through a dream world.
Congratulations Heath, you deserved it!
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