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By Daniel Carlson | Miscellaneous | January 22, 2008 |


The Associated Press and other sources are reporting that Heath Ledger has been found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence this afternoon, leaving behind a family and young daughter and more than a few fans. It’s actually kind of amazing how big a star he had become given the fact that he only made a couple of good movies — the self-aware teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You and the phenomenal Brokeback Mountain bookended several years of movies ranging from subpar (Lords of Dogtown) to the deeply stupid (The Patriot). And yet even though Ledger appeared in embarrassing movies, he never embarrassed himself. He was a really good young actor, and prepared to become a great one. His career was poised to stay strong and even possibly jump another notch, with his recent appearance in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There and his turn as the Joker in this summer’s The Dark Knight from Christopher Nolan. Ledger was a big star, but he was only 28; he had a lot left in him, and it’s a waste to see him die so young.

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