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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #260 on: October 26, 2008, 11:49:48 am »
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #261 on: October 30, 2008, 10:47:51 am »
Top-earning dead celebrities
by Peter Hoy; research by Jake Paine, Forbes.com
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/personal-finance/article/forbes/883/top-earning-dead-celebrities

It mentions Heath being number three on the list with his contract for Dark Knight that includes a percentage of the box office and merchandising sales.
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« Reply #262 on: October 30, 2008, 10:48:30 am »
WA Govt reconsiders Ledger Theatre

Western Australia's Premier Colin Barnett has confirmed the Government is
considering scrapping plans to name a new theatre in Northbridge after the late
Perth-born actor Heath Ledger.

Ledger died in a New York apartment in January aged 28.

In July, then premier Alan Carpenter stood beside the late actor's father, Kim,
and announced the performing arts venue would be called the Heath Ledger
Theatre. Mr Ledger said he was honoured and intensely proud.

But Mr Barnett says the local arts community is divided over the decision.

He says the Government is now considering alternatives.

"He was a young actor who had some great successes, and I have no doubt was
headed for an outstanding career," Mr Barnett said. "But he lost his life at a very
young age, so we never saw the true achievement that Heath Ledger may have
made."

The Opposition's Ben Wyatt says Mr Carpenter has been in touch with Ledger's
father today, who is distressed by the Government's decision.

Mr Wyatt says Mr Barnett should have told the Ledger family that theatre's
name was up for review.

"It would be in the interests of Colin, if he could actually call the family and
perhaps have a better understanding of their sensitivities and the distress that
they're under before he starts going on radio and raising this matter in a public
way," Mr Wyatt said.

"It genuinely distresses me that he [Mr Barnett] could have such callous
disregard for the Ledger family, who've got through an enormous amount of
distress over the loss of Heath," he added.

Mr Barnett says Ledger's memory will be commemorated at the theatre in
someway, it just won't necessarily be named after him.

Mr Wyatt says name should be left to stand.

The theatre is still under construction
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #263 on: October 30, 2008, 10:49:04 am »
'The Dark Knight' Brings Heath Ledger 2008 AFI Awards' Nomination

Through the announcement of L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards' nominees,
it is unveiled that Heath Ledger, Eric Bana and Nicole Kidman are among
those nominated for the international AFI award.

Heath Ledger's thrilling performance as Batman's psychotic villain, Joker, in 'The
Dark Knight' has brought him recognition from Australian Film Institute. On
Wednesday, October 29 as the Australian Film Institute announced the
nominees for L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards in Sydney, it was revealed that
the late actor has been listed among the nominees for the international AFI
award.
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #264 on: October 30, 2008, 04:01:22 pm »
'The Dark Knight' Brings Heath Ledger 2008 AFI Awards' Nomination

Through the announcement of L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards' nominees,
it is unveiled that Heath Ledger, Eric Bana and Nicole Kidman are among
those nominated for the international AFI award.

Heath Ledger's thrilling performance as Batman's psychotic villain, Joker, in 'The
Dark Knight' has brought him recognition from Australian Film Institute. On
Wednesday, October 29 as the Australian Film Institute announced the
nominees for L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards in Sydney, it was revealed that
the late actor has been listed among the nominees for the international AFI
award.

There's that sting again :(

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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #265 on: October 31, 2008, 05:13:27 am »
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Two of Heath Ledger's close friends have revealed how the late Australian actor yearned for friendships with ordinary people as his celebrity status soared.

Jud Mongell, Ledger's business partner in the New York eatery Five Leaves, and tattoo artist Scott Campbell became firm friends with the actor after Ledger's Oscar-nominated performance in Brokeback Mountain.

Campbell had done seven tattoos for Ledger.

"We would all hang out in the West Village, and he was just like the guy with a cigarette," Campbell told the New York Times.

"He loved when anyone would react to him as a normal person. He really appreciated that."

Ledger would give out his cigarettes and strike up a conversation with just about anyone, he said.

But the minute anyone said, 'You're Heath Ledger', the conversation would become stilted, Campbell said.

Ledger, 28, died on January 22 from an accidental overdose of a cocktail of medications. He was found dead in his Soho apartment by a masseuse.

The actor had just completed his last film, The Dark Knight.

In 2005 Ledger and Mongell met at a beach party in Australia and as their friendship developed, they planned an Australia-meets-America cafe bar.

The nautical-themed eaterie, specialising in oysters, opened on September 17, in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn where Ledger had spent some time.

The area is known for its arts community and ethnic flavours.

"After a while, Heath had all his regular spots around here, and no one would call Page Six (the gossip page of the tabloid New York Post) anymore when he walked in the door, because nobody cared," Campbell told the paper.

"This (the cafe bar) would have been Heath's hangout," Mongell told the Times.

Mongell runs Five Leaves with his wife.

He still refers to Ledger as an equal partner in the business and says Ledger's father, Kim, manages the business finances.

Mongell said the actor took New York to his heart.

"He taught his daughter how to skateboard. He rode his bike over the Williamsburg Bridge. He visited farmers markets. He played chess in Washington Square Park and he brought coffee for the paparazzi," he told the newspaper.

"He was just one of us, man."

http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=526796

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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #266 on: October 31, 2008, 12:57:37 pm »



      Well what with the three guys that finished "Imaginarium" and all the money he should receive for
TDK, little Matilda should be a very rich little girl.  I am very glad to see that. 



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« Reply #267 on: November 04, 2008, 04:43:36 pm »
BARNETT ACCUSED OF CAUSING LEDGERS MORE GRIEF

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November 4, 2008 - 12:39PM

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/barnett-accused-of-causing-ledgers-more-grief-20081104-5hdw.html
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« Reply #268 on: November 04, 2008, 04:50:23 pm »
NZ pizza chain withdraws Heath Ledger ads

November 3, 2008 - 4:42PM

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/people/heath-ledger-pizza/2008/11/03/1225560725515.html
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« Reply #269 on: November 05, 2008, 03:24:24 pm »
Dark Knight Fan Cooks Up 'Audacity of Joke'



A Dark Knight fan mashed two of this year's most-copied visuals to create a cool Election Day image.

James Lillis subbed an image of Heath Ledger's Joker into artist Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster for Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama. Lillis calls the resulting image "The Audacity of Joke."

The inspiration was definitely Dark Knight, not the 2008 presidential election, Lillis said in an e-mail interview.

"I don't get inspired by elections," he said. "Democracy is overrated."

Ledger's performance, on the other hand, spurred Lillis into action.

"Heath Ledger's Joker will have to go down as one of the all-time great movie villains," said Lillis, a 32-year-old professional speaker from Brisbane, Australia. "

Having watched his scenes over a few times, you'll find there's a lot more to the character than you first assume. His logic is actually quite consistent!

"At the risk of getting too philosophical, he comes across as some demonic spawn of Nietzsche and post-modernism. Which is why everyone has such a hard time understanding him -- he rejects popular ideals of rationalism and modernism."

So, who does Lillis think the grease-painted anarchist would support in this year's presidential election?

"Perhaps the Joker would vote, but for very different reasons than your average voter," Lillis said. "I think he would vote for the person he would most like to 'play with.'

However, having said that, the Joker does love to play with politicians with strong moral foundations -- so I really can't see him showing much interest in U.S. politics."
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