Fact: The life of the late actor Heath Ledger is to be explored in a new TV documentary. Ledger died at the age of just 28 in 2008 after overdosing on prescription drugs. I Am: Heath Ledger will air on America's Spike TV channel in May (17), will look at all aspects of the acclaimed actor's life, including his relationship with fellow actress Michelle Williams, the mother of his daughter Matilda, 11.
Quote: "My favourite onscreen kiss was Heath. That was pretty excellent. He was just so beautiful and sweet and gentle. He was lovely. That's a tough one to answer, but an amazing memory." Kate Hudson fondly remembers her The Four Feathers co-star, late actor Heath Ledger.
Fact: A pair of jeans and leather gloves worn by late actor Heath Ledger for his Oscar-nominated role in 2005 film Brokeback Mountain have sold at auction in Los Angeles for $21,000 (£13,548). The lot made more than 20 times the expected price.
Fact: The Los Angeles bachelor pad Heath Ledger once called home is on the market. Dubbed The Tree House, the two-bedroom place, which was formerly owned by Ellen DeGeneres, is up for sale at just under $3 million (£1.9 million).
Quote: "Brilliant actor, brilliant work – that’s it. I’ve got a job to do... I’m not here to engage in a competition with their talent. It’s to play the character that I’ve been given.” Tom Hardy has no problem following on from late actor Heath Ledger as the villain in the latest Batman movie.
Fact: U.K. film fans have named Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's forbidden love in Brokeback Mountain their favourite screen romance. Gyllenhaal and the late Ledger starred as gay cowboys who share an illicit affair in the 2005 drama, which topped a poll by LoveFilm.com.
Quote: "I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn't hold on to anything. It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humour. I'm still sort of looking for that." Michelle Williams felt the loss of her ex-fiance Heath Ledger in numerous ways after his 2008 death.
Quote: "I just met someone who really cared about people and the world, that's why I connected to him. He just had a real big heart. He didn't take himself seriously." Comedienne Roseanne Barr is still mourning the loss of Heath Ledger.
Quote: "That movie continues to last, and a large part of that has to do with how extraordinary Heath Ledger was, and what an extraordinary force he was as an actor. If he were still alive everybody would be clamouring to work with him. I just feel honoured to have worked with him and to have called him a friend." Jake Gyllenhaal on his late Brokeback Mountain co-star HEATH LEDGER.
Tweet: "I'm sad that Heath Ledger died. I never met him, but he seemed like a good person. I fell in love with him in '10 Things I Hate About You.'" Amanda Bynes still mourns her teenage crush, who died in 2008.
Quote: "I was looking forward to working with him. Time is transient. You think you’ve got a lot of it. Who knows how much time we all have left? Tick, tick, tick." Singer/actor Tom Waits never got the chance to work with Heath Ledger on the set of THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS.
Fact: Heath Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, was screened publicly for the first time in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (05May09) when movie executives and independent film buyers crowded into the Directors Guild theatre to see Terry Gilliam's fantasy film. The movie's official world premiere will take place at the Cannes Film Festival in France later this month (May09).
Fact: TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke dedicated two songs to her Lords of Dogtown star Heath Ledger during a recent taping of hip Los Angeles radio station KCRW's Guest DJ Project show. The late actor lip-synced to one of the tunes, Rod Stewart's Maggie May, in the skateboarding movie.
Fact: Two music videos Heath Ledger directed before his death last year (Jan08) are to be released in 2009. The tragic movie star was the brains behind Modest Mouse's animated King Rat video and he also directed little-known Grace Woodroofe's cover of David Bowie's Quicksand.
Quote: "There are lines you can't believe were written before Heath died. There are going to be a few gasps. I can guarantee gasps." Moviemaker Terry Gilliam insists Heath Ledger's final film, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, will not be easy to watch for some fans.
Quote: "Proud is an understatement. We are overproud." The father of late actor Heath Ledger, KIM, is overwhelmed by his son's posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Fact: British bookmakers Ladbrokes have tipped Heath Ledger as the odds-on favourite to scoop the Best Supporting Actor prize at Sunday 's (22feb09) Academy Awards. The late star has odds of 1/50 to score the posthumous honour for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.
Quote: "You actually think at certain times angels come down to earth, and Heath might have been one of them. And then he's gone, and you think: 'This is all wrong. All the other people should be dead. He should be leading us into wonderful world of adventure.'" Terry Gilliam on Heath Ledger, who he directed in movies The Brothers Grimm and THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS.
Quote: "After Heath Ledger, I was just like, 'Man, this is not going to end up good I realised I found my soulmate, and it made me want to be a better person. Now, with the baby, I want to be the best dad I can be." Rocker Pete Wentz on his decision to quit drugs.
Fact: Heath Ledger's actor cousin LUKE LEDGER, 16, missed out on a role in Aussie TV soap NEIGHBOURS last year (07).
Fact: Actor Josh Brolin was directors ETHAN and Joel Coen's second choice to play the part of MOSS in the Oscar winning NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - they originally offered the role to Heath Ledger, who died in January (08).
Quote: "I wouldn't want to be the actor who follows that. My guess is that they won't." Gary Oldman is convinced no one will portray Batman villain THE JOKER after late co-star Heath Ledger's acclaimed performance.
Quote: "HEATH and I had to wear hoods over our heads and go out in public looking like friars. I think it's more interesting for the people on the street to see two hooded figures kind of gliding across the city square." Aaron Eckhart on the lengths he and late co-star Heath Ledger took to protect their alter-egos in the new Batman film, THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "It takes a long time to accept that someone's gone, when all body and mind are telling you that this is somebody you will know for a great deal of time. He was something of a kindred spirit to myself." Christian Bale still struggles to believe his THE DARK KNIGHT co-star Heath Ledger is dead.
Quote: "I got the list of nominations... and I was scrolling down and then it said, `Heath Ledger died...' and suddenly everything is put into perspective a little bit. It's really strange to be in the middle of Chad, hearing that story." George Clooney on hearing about the Heath Ledger tragedy during a recent United Nations trip through Africa.
Fact: Heath Ledger movies 10 things i hate about you, A KNIGHT'S TALE and Brokeback Mountain have entered website Amazon.com's top 25 best-selling DVDs in the wake of the actor's death last Tuesday (22Jan08).
Quote: "James Dean... died in a car accident. I didn't know Heath Ledger (but) I think it's really tragic that he died at 28 years old. It's hard for me to compare him to James Dean." Dennis Hopper hopes the media don't keep on comparing HEATH LEDGER's death to that of his friend JAMES DEAN, who passed away in 1955.
Fact: Movie studio Warner Bros. has paid tribute to tragic actor Heath Ledger on the website for his new film, THE DARK KNIGHT. The Batman viral site, whysoserious.com - which is "run" by his character The Joker - now features a black ribbon in memory of the 28-year-old star. He was found dead in his New York apartment on Tuesday afternoon (22Jan08).
Quote: "He is extraordinary and you're gonna get the shock of your life when he comes on screen. It'll scare the daylights out of you." SIR Michael Caine has great expectations of Heath Ledger as THE JOKER in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT.
Quote: "Heath is a fearless performer, and that's exactly what I need in taking on a massive icon like THE JOKER." Film-maker Christopher Nolan reveals why he picked Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger to play the wise-cracking villain in Batman BEGINS sequel THE DARK NIGHT.
Fact: The complete wardrobes worn by Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain will be auctioned off this Saturday (07OCT06) at the Human Rights Campaign's 10th annual dinner in Washington DC. The proceeds will go to the gay rights organisation in America.
Quote: "I've walked out of an audition once. I stopped the reading halfway through and still got the job." Movie star Heath Ledger's performance power knows no bounds.
Quote: "Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal actually were, this is going to sound vulgar, but they were two big notches on my belt." BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star Anne Hathaway, on working with two of her male idols.
Quote: "I think that's the problem with a lot of actors in the industry. We all just think we're brilliant, you know? And 98 per cent of us are crap." BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star Heath Ledger claims most actors are far too confident of their talents.
Quote: "It's very, very difficult to get out of the house these days. It takes me ages to get ready, ages to make sure that MATILDA has everything she needs." New mum Michelle Williams prefers just to stay at home with boyfriend Heath Ledger and five-month-old daughter Matilda.
Quote: "The baby keeps staring at me... I said maybe she remembers I am the reason she came into existence." Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee believes he has a special connection with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' baby MATILDA.
Quote: "It was definitely like walking on the moon for the first time, but it wasn't the butt of a mule; I was kissing a human being with a soul." Heath Ledger on kissing Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.
Quote: "There's no such thing as perfection in what we do. Pornos are more perfect than we are, because they're actually f**king." Heath Ledger considers taking method acting to the extreme.
Quote: "It's part of a cult I'm with." Best actor nominee Heath Ledger explains the mysterious cross pin he wore on his Oscar tuxedo.
Quote: "Finally there's an awards show host that you wanna f**k; like Jon Stewart. I can see myself getting all Heath Ledger on him." CLERKS director Kevin Smith finds Independent Spirit Awards host SARAH SILVERMAN sexy - and fancies his chances with Oscars host Stewart.
Quote: <p>"It's all cooking, shopping and changing nappies. I couldn't be happier." Oscar nominee Heath Ledger on his new role as a dad to baby MATILDA. </p>
Fact: <p>Australian actor Heath Ledger was given a parking ticket just hours after hearing he had been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar on Tuesday (31JAN06). </p>
Quote: <p>"We made out and they had a baby." Jake Gyllenhaal jokes about Brokeback Mountain gay sex scenes with Heath Ledger, who fell for his co-star Michelle Williams during the making of the hit film. </p>
Quote: <p>"It's funny when you have a beautiful new child and your life takes on such a different meaning, those sort of things don't matter so much." Australian star Heath Ledger denies feeling pressure for a BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Oscar. </p>
Fact: <p>Aussie actor Heath Ledger was dubbed 'Truffle Pasta' on the set of CASANOVA in Venice, Italy - because that's all he ate. </p>
Quote: <p>"We definitely all know each other... but there's no conspiracy. We don't sit around planning some great overthrow." Heath Ledger on his fellow Australian actors. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm not going to pretend to be some great wise person. I'm just a kid from Perth who's acting. I'll probably thank my mom." Australian actor Heath Ledger on his possible Oscars acceptance speech for controversial new movie Brokeback Mountain. </p>
Fact: <p>Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller and the stars of upcoming period epic CASANOVA passed the time between takes on the Venice, Italy movie set by playing ancient South American dice game Perudo. </p>
Quote: <p>"I actually ate two or three bars of Cadbury's chocolate each day to get as hyperactive as JAKE. I just got fat by the end of the film." Laid-back movie star Heath Ledger went to extremes to compete with Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. </p>
Fact: <p>Movie star Heath Ledger has made a splash in Los Angeles' property market - the Los Feliz home he bought for $1.4 million (GBP777,800) five years ago (00) has just sold for double that amount. </p>
Quote: <p>"He had to go through deep hypnosis to even remember." Matt Damon jokes about the fact his The Brothers Grimm co-star Heath Ledger has wiped his much-publicised same sex kiss with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain from his memory. </p>
Fact: <p>Actor Heath Ledger returned to his Australian roots when he appeared on US comedian CONAN O'BRIEN's chat show on Friday night (19AUG05), by playing the didgeridoo. </p>