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Heath Ledger

Do you like him/dislike him? Why or why not? I personally love him. If he were alive, and it were possible, I'd find some way to date him or meet him at the very least. Loved him in the films he had made. His life was cut way too short because of drug overdose. I'd love to know anything you know/knew about him. And would be grateful if you guys can tell me any inside info on him.

by Anonymousreply 5501/13/2013

I loved Heath. I still feel the loss. He was beautiful. Don't hate me for saying this because eveyone expects this kind of crap on DL, but I honestly heard he was Bi.

by Anonymousreply 101/06/2013

r1, really? How do you know this? Who did you hear this from?

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by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013

He looked retarded, but Howard Stern said Ledger was a skilled chess player.

by Anonymousreply 401/07/2013

half a decade

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2013

I think he was the most beautiful man ever.

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2013

He was a great actor who completely disappeared into his characters like Daniel Day Lewis.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2013

R6, I completely agree.

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2013

R1 - more details please!

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2013

Don't like him overall. Think his fans are over zealously in trying to make him out to be a legend when he is already pretty much forgotten. Didn't deserve the Oscar nomination for The Joker but though he did fine in Brokeback Mountain.

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2013

I enjoyed some of his performances, but he never really did it for me.

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2013

Overrated because he od'ed. He wasn't that good an actor and I hated that JOker shit.

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2013

The joker was one of the most well-played characters of all time. I can't think of any other actor who could have played it better than Ledger.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2013

I'm sure you can't r13.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2013

"He looked retarded, but Howard Stern said Ledger was a skilled chess player."

We should all look so "retarded." You sound like a complete fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2013

I'd think the Joker would be one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood. It made Cesar Romero a household name long after his career was over, and Jack Nicholson's Joker was a tour de force as well.

Heath's performance was intense and nearly perfect. Up there with Anton Chigurh in No Country.

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2013

But the role and the Batman series was played out before Ledger got to play it. Tired. I thought "Brokeback" was lame as well. Hated it.

by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2013

He was a good actor, but I have no patience for the "tragically doomed, sexy yet self-destructive most-talented-actor-in-the-universe" narrative that was spun around his life.

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2013

R18, but you have to admit he is indeed a tragically doomed, sexy, yet self-destructive most-talented-actor-at-least-in-the-universe guy.

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2013

His trademark will always be his warm smile.

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by Anonymousreply 2101/07/2013

I heard he was bi too--honestly--and that he used to hire young rent boys from this LA escort agency to service him once in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2013

R22, where did you hear this from. It'd be shocking if Ledger was really bi.

by Anonymousreply 2301/07/2013

Heard the bi rumours too, on here; however, it was on one of the 3 or 4 really good gossip threads that were deleted.

Obviously, it doesn't mean that item was the reason for the deletions, but it seemed credible.

I remember seeing interviews and thinking how compelling he was. He had that rare intangible charisma that actors don't have anymore. The last one I can think of is Clooney, and he's over 50.

by Anonymousreply 2401/07/2013

I didn't really get him until Brokeback and then I fell in love with his acting. He hardly said a word in that movie yet I felt the power of his every emotion.

by Anonymousreply 2501/07/2013

he couldn't act for shit, he had no presence, and mumbled his lines. Hype, total hype job and a druggie loser he was. There are many more young talented and gorgeous actors deserving of your praise.

by Anonymousreply 2601/08/2013

R26, then how did he win an oscar?

by Anonymousreply 2701/08/2013

Because the Oscars are shit, so are the Grammys and Tonys, they don't mean anything because the voters are a bunch of brainless p.r. victims!

by Anonymousreply 2801/08/2013

R10 is a complete asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2901/08/2013

No Generation X & Y are the assholes for thinking that this no-talent druggie had talent and revering him.

by Anonymousreply 3001/08/2013

He was a wonderful actor who did disappear into his roles. It's sad for the audience that he died, same with River Phoenix.

by Anonymousreply 3101/08/2013

...Chris Farley made me laugh, I'm sad that he is gone.

by Anonymousreply 3201/08/2013

I hate him. He was a druggie.

If he or Michael Jackson or Amy Winehouse were poor and in Humboldt Park buying drugs from some black guy, they'd be users and supporting pushers and put into jail.

But somehow cause they're famous, Winehouse isn't a skid row alchie and Ledger and Jackson were victims.

I'll save my sympathy for the poor people that can't afford to get help.

by Anonymousreply 3301/08/2013

"I heard he was bi too--honestly--and that he used to hire young rent boys from this LA escort agency to service him once in awhile"

If Heath Ledger wanted cock he sure as hell wouldn't have had to hire "rent boys." Pretty boys would have been flinging themselves at him all the time; he sure wouldn't have needed to pay for it. I've noticed that every single male celebrity who gets called gay or bi on Datalounge is also said to "hire rent boys."

Heath Ledger wasn't gay. I'm sure that's a major disappointment for a lot of Dataloungers. Maybe that's why he seems to be so hated. He wasn't gay? Damn him to hell!

by Anonymousreply 3401/08/2013

"I hate him. He was a druggie."

I hate you. You're a stupid cunt.

by Anonymousreply 3501/08/2013

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 3601/08/2013

And straight actors never hire prostitutes. r34?

Damn you're stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3701/08/2013

Excellent actor. Weasel of a man.

by Anonymousreply 3801/09/2013

It's sad. Still I have to wonder about someone who would commit suicide while Obama was president. I could understand during the Bush years.

by Anonymousreply 3901/09/2013

I thought only my mom & her generation said "druggie." Gasp, clutch.

He was a decent, sometimes good, actor who was decent-looking (though was already going to seed). That's about it. Fixating on him beyond that is a sign of mental illness.

by Anonymousreply 4001/09/2013

R39, Bush was still in office on January 22, 2008. In fact, he was still in office for almost a year after that.

by Anonymousreply 4101/09/2013

Did he commit suicide? I think Mary Kate gave him a lot of drugs and he over did it. I doubt if he was really looking to go for good.

The thing is, he was dead for how long before the police were called...I mean, is that the norm in New York? You find someone dead...then you call Mary Kate before you call 911? Pardon me but is that maid/whatever still alive? Or did she have an accident?

by Anonymousreply 4201/09/2013

"And straight actors never hire prostitutes.

Damn you're stupid"

Who said straight actors never hire prostitutes, you fucktard? It's just tiresome to keep hearing that every male celebrity who may or may not be gay or bi-sexual used rent boys. Not every gay or bi actor is into rent boys, you idiot.

by Anonymousreply 4301/09/2013

OP, I share your sentiments. Forget Batman and Brokeback - He will always be that chivalrous Adonis from "A Knight's Tale" to me. That is my Heath. Warm like the sun.

I mean, just watch this video. I don't care about the drugs. I DON'T CARE. He was a beautiful boy.

by Anonymousreply 4401/09/2013

I know an Oscar voter. R28 describes her to a T.

by Anonymousreply 4501/09/2013

R44, I totally agree

by Anonymousreply 4601/09/2013

[quote]It's sad. Still I have to wonder about someone who would commit suicide while Obama was president. I could understand during the Bush years

I'm hysterical!

by Anonymousreply 4701/09/2013

r43, many do. They're not hired for the sex, they're hired to leave in the morning. Old saying, but still true.

Also, they are hired for discretion. It's much easier to control than some random guy off the street.

by Anonymousreply 4801/09/2013

I liked him, especially in "Monster's Ball" which is rarely mentioned when people talk about Ledger. He was a better actor than he is sometimes given credit for but the posthumous fangirl worship does him no favors. He was not the greatest actor since the dawn of time, he was not the most handsome man ever born.

I love his work in "Brokeback Mountain". It still makes me cry and probably always will but then I lived through those days.

by Anonymousreply 4901/09/2013

r49 it didn't make me cry but it made me appreciate what I have in life.

by Anonymousreply 5001/12/2013

After Brokeback I wanted to see more of his movies. I also watch The Knight's Tale, which I thought was just endearing, and I also watche The Four Feathers remake.

Anyone who doesn't think he's that good looking ought to check that one out. He is beautiful. (Kate Hudson was completely miscast and she stunk up the movie. Fortunately she was only in the very beginning and the very end.

Monsters Ball was excellent. He's in it for 29 minutes and he rips your heart out. His presence is felt for the entire movie.

His other films pre-Brokeback were too juvenile for my tastes.

by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2013

Thank you, R44, for that video. That interview was conducted at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival. That would put it during either the last week of August or the first week of September. In less than 5 months Heath would be gone.

He looks very healthy in the video, and very relaxed, altho, he does get fidgety as the interview rolls on, it isn't pronounced. I loved his talking voice and his accent.

I've learned that he and Cate Blanchett were great friends and that Russell Crowe adored him as well. They were friends.

by Anonymousreply 5201/12/2013

At first it seemed like he was going to be some superficial actor who would be forever cast in roles where he just had to play a good-looking guy. Then he did "Monster's Ball (he was the best thing about that revolting movie)" and "Brokeback Mountain" and proved that he really could act. His Joker was incredible. The Joker had always been played as, well, a joke. He totally re-made the character into a terrifying, psychotic monster; nothing funny about THAT Joker at all.

His death was a waste. He could have gone on to do so much more good work.

by Anonymousreply 5301/12/2013

Yes, Monster's Ball did break my heart...every bit of it.

by Anonymousreply 5401/12/2013

Heath Ledger was not an overrated actor. He was indeed special. Not many men can play like him beyond the screen. He could be very touching. When i learned about his death, i couldn't believe it. It affected me, it was a strange and unpleasant feeling. I know that i sound graphic but i really miss Heath Ledger's and River Phoenix' faces and moves. They were really gifted beyond the screen They were not overrated. They deserved the praises.

by Anonymousreply 5501/13/2013
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