this is very sadnot only for mr. ledger and his familybut for terry gilliam as wellwho seems to always have the worst of luck when making moviesrent "lost in la mancha"and while your getting that one, grab "a knights tale"starring Heath Ledger
Jan 22 - 05:15 PM
German Nostel Dominguez
Enough already with ****ing TDK. Honestly, leave that very small and pathetic detail alone, Warner Bros. has more than enough money to either recast the part or do some sort of CGI work to replace Mr. Ledger. I'm sure the people who cared for him don't give a flying **** about some stupid movie right now. Sure, a great talent was lost, and that's terrible, but most important is that a little girl is going to have to grow up without a father.
I've been sick with the flu, and when I turn my TV on... I see that he died. Man this sucks. My prayers go out to all his loved ones, this is such a tragic end to a life so bright. Rest In Peace.
Jan 22 - 05:19 PM
Sad, sad news for us Aussies. This is so tragic, i watched every movie with him and he has been an inspiration to us all
Jan 22 - 05:21 PM
This news is mind numbing. I didn't believe it when I heard it. In fact, I was pissed off at the dude who posted it in a Star Trek article comment, thinking it was one of those bad faux pas internet jokes. Now, I'm wishing that's what it was. Truly unbelievable. But somehow, there is no sadness. Only anger, and brooding. I will contemplate this for hours. And ya know, I knew, like Begins, watching Dark Knight was going to be a surreal experience. Now, it'll be something else. Something unnameable...R.I.P Heath Ledger. Oh, and to the guy who suggested it wouldn't be "appropriate" to have a "Dedicated to" card attached to TDK, get a clue!
Get a clue? I really do not need to. Heath Ledger needed to. He is dead from drugs most likely . We need to be very angry that his choice will most likely make no difference to the next person who tries drugs . Get a clue that if you take sleeping pills like candy YOU DIE!! If this is the fact and cause of his death his family should do what Chris Farleys family did. They took out an ad on a Billboard that made it clear not to grieve but take action to stop this madness.
Jan 22 - 05:40 PM
Heath Ledger was not the Brando/Dean/DeNiro (or any other comparison) of his generation.
He was an okay performer who seemed to want to improve his craft, and may one day have been one of the better screen actors of his generation.
His turns in MONSTER'S BALL and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN were admirable efforts, but merely good- not great.
There's no reason to expect that his portrayal of the Joker will be exceptional or definitive.
Let us hope that he already cashed his DARK KNIGHT paycheck and put the money into a trust-fund for his young daughter.
This is not a loss for Hollywood or for "Acting." It is a terrible loss for his family and little girl.
Jan 22 - 05:23 PM
Man this is disappointing for sure. He being my age this hits pretty close to home... plus I was very excited to see him as Joker. Sucks...
Jan 22 - 05:27 PM
Not only will it be extremely difficult to see his dedication after Dark Knight, it will be somewhat haunting to witness him as the Joker, knowing that it is the role which ultimately killed him. Can we now compare the role of the Joker to the final roles of Brandon and Bruce Lee? This is a man that didn't take his own life. This is a gifted man who was consumed by his talent and ultimately succomed to it without knowing. Shakespeare himself could not have penned a greater modern day irony.
This really crazy news, really shocking. What can I say, RIP Heath, you'll always be remembered as one of the best in the busines.
Jan 22 - 05:32 PM
Jan 22 - 05:43 PM
thats a terrible shame he was a good actor. too bad he had to die like this with drugs and not of a natural cause. too many people die like this
You guys are assuming way too much right now on how he died or why he died.
Jan 22 - 05:46 PM
Stop asking about Batman, and let's mourn this incredible actor who had years of award winning work before him.Its unfortunate that is big break as the Joker was so soon...I always get extremely upset when young, talented actors died, not realizing what they were given, and are then wasting.I'm a huge fan.At least he can finally RIP.
Jan 22 - 05:52 PM
I remember when I was in my teens and first heard of River Pheonix passing on. I was beside myself. Yet, I view Ledger's passing in a completely different light. You see, Heath passed on without realizing his addiction. An addiction caused from the very role which will now define his life in the entertainment world.
Heath has meant so much to so many of us for his portrayal of Joker. To think that we will be watching one of the greatest performances this decade from a man that was taken too early is just sureal. I really hope that the Academy gives him the nod for Best Actor come next year. It will speak volumns for his career. I know there are many out there that do not appreciate his work. Yet, Heath was someone that didn't just take a role for the money. He chose roles that were career defining and just plain good.
My heart goes out to his family. I know now though that TDK will become the highest grossing comic movie of all time and of the year. Indiana Jones has nothing now. Sadly, the studios could not of asked for better publicity. The standing ovations at the end of TDK will be long.
It's not like I can say something that hasn't already been said, but man this sucks. A truly gifted actor... a huge loss to the entertainment community and a bigger loss to his family.His role as The Joker seems poised to make him immortal on celluloid. A shame that now it will be bittersweet.I too wonder about the future of the Batman franchise. Finding someone to fill Heath's shoes in Batman 3 seems just odd and wrong to me... will that person imitate Heath's Joker or come up with his own interpretation making the continuity really confusing? * Sigh. * Really, it doesn't matter in the end. A gifted human being has passed on... and it sucks... big time.May angels guide you to peace, Heath.You will be missed, and yet remembered forever.
Jan 22 - 05:54 PM
Sad!He is not a lost to the filmbusiness,as actors come and go,but he is a lost to his family and friends.
If Nolan needs a Joker for his next movie,he can take Joseph Gordon-Levitt as he looks a bit like Ledger.
Shocking news.I wish I was dreaming and it wasn't true.Now I want to see The Dark Knight even more...and watch all of the other movies of his that i haven't seen yet.:(and the ones I've already seen over again.No one is sure how he died yet..most likely accidental overdose from the over the counter sleeping pills...it's really sad that he probably just wanted to sleep and he took too many.or well..whatever happened...he died..it's sad...death is sad...and especially this one.
Jan 22 - 06:00 PM
I agree, it will be extremely sad to watch the next Batman film. I'm sure it will be great, but as I'm watching it I'll be constantly thinking of his passing.
Jan 22 - 06:03 PM
everyone here at inept productions is utterly devastated...
heath was such a talent and to say we are all heaps looking forward to the 'dark knight' is an understatement. we are all inshock.
he was a major influence on our writing, directing & acting...
we shall really miss you...
our bestwishes go out to his family & friends...
it's hard to take...
Jan 22 - 06:05 PM
RIP man, you'll live on in your movies.
Jan 22 - 06:07 PM
This us horrible. I did not believe it the moment I found out. He had such a promising career ahead of him.
Jan 22 - 06:08 PM
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Is a Blast
New Transformers trailer
Where does 12 Years place?
Interviews with the epic's cast