My introduction to Heath Ledger was in "10 Things I Hate About You," a high school star vehicle for Julia Stiles. He began to make a name for himself by costarring as Mel Gibson's son in "The Patriot" and starring in "A Knight's Tale," a critically acclaimed motion picture that was reviewed by a fictional critic, David Manning.
Heath Ledger balanced critically acclaimed independent movies ("Monster's Ball," "Brokeback Mountain") with big screen epics ("The Brothers Grimm," "Cassanova"). At age twenty eight, the world was to be Heath Ledger's oyster.
With the release of "The Dark Knight" this summer, Heath Ledger will portray the Joker. The young actor will enter cinematic cult status along the lines of a James Dean or a John Belushi. Live fast, die young and make a good looking corpse.