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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2008, 04:37:35 pm »
This thread is a treasure. Thank you Bruce!
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2008, 05:10:58 pm »
To all of you who have expressed their thanks for this thread--

Rather than dwell in mourning, I choose to celebrate the life that was Heath Ledger. 

I thank you all for sharing in this celebration with me.

He was among us too briefly, but from the very first time I saw him on screen, I saw something real and raw, beautiful and sad, rich and complex -- and it moved me deeply. 

Our lives were richer for knowing you Heath, and the world seems emptier without you. 

Peace be with you all,

Bruce
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2008, 05:33:15 pm »
To all of you who have expressed their thanks for this thread--

Rather than dwell in mourning, I choose to celebrate the life that was Heath Ledger. 

I thank you all for sharing in this celebration with me.

He was among us too briefly, but from the very first time I saw him on screen, I saw something real and raw, beautiful and sad, rich and complex -- and it moved me deeply. 

Our lives were richer for knowing you Heath, and the world seems emptier without you. 

Peace be with you all,

Bruce


Amen.  And Peace be with you, too.

Marie
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis         ~~~~~~~~~Thurgood Marshall

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.    ~~~~~~~~~ Mark Twain

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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2008, 09:20:55 pm »
Here is Heath on Ellen talking about Brokeback Mountain:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkOpJsdjrEU[/youtube]
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2008, 02:39:39 am »
"... (We) wanted to tell a story of someone who transcends the label of straight or gay; he's a soul that falls in love with another soul within the vessel of a man."

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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2008, 04:25:31 am »
MTV: I hear you play a lot of chess in Washington Square Park.

Heath Ledger: Yeah. I've played since I was a kid. I play at least one game a day.

MTV: That's dedication.

Ledger: Yeah, or obsession.

MTV: Smoking and chess?

Ledger: Yeah, they go hand in hand.

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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2008, 04:30:03 am »
"I would have fun making [action movies], I just wouldn't want anyone to see them. If I could work out a deal like that where I could make the movies, run around, jump off things, shoot guns - OK, that would be fun." to the Canadian Press, September 2006
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2008, 05:02:21 am »
(on playing the Joker in the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight") He's just out of control. He has no empathy. He's a sociopath, psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And I'm just thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying it
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2008, 05:04:29 am »
 I'm the worst auditioner; really, really bad. I mean, you're being judged and I'm just so aware of it that it consumes me. I can't relax, I'm tied in knots, so the voice is very taut and tense.
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Re: Heath Ledger in his own Words
« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2008, 05:06:11 am »



        Thank you for showing us Heath as a real live person.  Not a trumped up flash point on a tv screen
or a movie.  A brilliant, funny, warm, charming, and caring man.        Thank you       janice



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