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Gerald Cooperberg
01-22-2008, 02:06 PM
So this story (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18316583) is making the rounds. Too bad. I really thought he had come into his own as a great actor.



01-22-2008, 02:19 PM
That is too sad! Very young and talented.

01-22-2008, 03:47 PM
I hope he was done filming the new Batman movie he was working on that was due out this Summer.

Why do successful people feel the need to do drugs? From what are they trying to escape?

edit: just read where he DID finish filming the movie and they believe it was a suicide. Even more of a mystery.

01-22-2008, 04:01 PM
Here's the AP wire story. Absolutely shocking, because he seemed poised for stardom on his own terms, which is a rarity in Hollywood. OD on sleeping pills?! Just as he's about to write his own ticket as an actor?!


I hope he was done filming the new Batman movie he was working on that was due out this Summer.

Apparently, he finished filming on Dark Knight. Director Christopher Nolan called Ledger's portrayal of the Joker, "extremely original, extremely frightening, tremendously edgy. A very young character, a very anarchic presence that taps into a lot of our basic fears and panic." I thought that Ledger had the potential to do some great things with the Joker role, which in the comics is a much darker and more frightening character than Nicholson and Romero's portrayals. Too bad this will be his swan song.

01-23-2008, 05:28 AM
You never, ever, EVER know what's on another persons mind. You never know what demons possess or pursue somone. Sad. I truly thought he'd be a great one. He disappeared into his role in "Brokeback" you never heard a hint of a foreign accent. Amazing performance, good actor, sad, sad end.

Da Worfster

01-23-2008, 06:47 AM
I agree Worf. And Dark Knight is certainly going to be a must-see, must-own epitath on his abilities as an actor with nothing but greatness on his horizon. Sad indeed.