Filmmaker Amato met the 17-year-old Ledger on his very first night in Hollywood.
“I was living with [Ledger’s ‘Roar’ co-star and girlfriend] Lisa Zane, and she took him by the scruff and brought him to LA and said he was going to be successful. “The day after he moved in I gave him the script to ‘10 Things I Hate About You,’ written by a friend.
In the film, he plays Ennis Del Mar, a Wyoming ranch hand who has an affair with a rodeo rider, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
It not only reminded us how much we loved Heath Ledger, but through stories from costars and friends and old interviews and footage of the man himself, the doc also offered a whole new look at a celeb we thought we knew so well.
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He was in 11 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 1.0 year each. Given Name: Heathcliff Andrew Ledger Nickname: Heathy Age: 28 (4/4/1979 - 1/22/2008)Occupation: Entertainment - Actor Most Famous For: Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight, films "I really want us to be able to co-parent with our partners.Shortly before his death (cause currently unknown), he had completed filming the most recent batman Movie, The Dark Knight, in which he played the role of The Joker.Childhood: Ledger was born in Perth, Australia, to Sally Ledger Bell, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a racing car driver and mining engineer.Related: Michelle Williams Recalls The Heartbreak Of Heath Ledger's Death Nine Years Later Mostly it made us wish we hadn't lost the talented star so young…Here are the highlights of what he found so intriguing (below): EMOTIONS!!!I want Bentley to know he has two families and his two families get along.Really just instead of having a separated family just kind of have one huge family.But Ledger's closest family relationship was with Katharine, whom he later credited for spurring his acting career.Early in life, Ledger found a passion for playing chess.He received a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as "The Joker." Ledger had a daughter with actress Michelle Williams.Heath Ledger was born on April 4, 1979, to mother Sally Ledger Bell, a french teacher, and father Kim Ledger, a racecar driver and mining specialist.