It's hard to believe that Heath Ledger has been gone for almost the same length of time as his career in the movies. The fact that he remains on the tip of everyone’s' tongue when discussing great actors is truly a testament to his immense talent. In just a short period of time, Ledger gave us many great performances, including one of the most iconic of all time as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. He was just kicking off his career, which promised to be one of the all-timers, and it's painful to think about what might have been. Not only did Heath have plenty of roles still to play, he also had aspirations towards becoming a director—can you imagine? But as heartbreaking as it is to know we will never get to see what the future held for him, at least we have his past, through his many incredible performances, to cherish forever.  

Enjoyed the celebration? Join us as we gush about more performers and filmmakers we love with an ode to the late great Anton Yelchin, as well as our celebrations of Mario BavaJennifer LawrenceAngela BassettDaniel Day-LewisNicole Kidman, and Agnès Varda.