Remembering Heath Ledger: The star's most iconic films

11 years after his death, we relive the iconic Aussie actor's on-screen characters.

By TV Week team
January 22, 2019, marked the 11th anniversary of iconic Australian actor Heath Ledger's tragic death. Today, on April 4, 2019, the actor would have celebrated his 40th birthday.
Perth-born Heath was thrust into the spotlight in the 1999 teen Shakespeare adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You, and the actor went on to star in many critically acclaimed films like The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight.
Heath tragically passed away in New York in 2008 from a prescription drug overdose. He left behind a 2-and-a-half year-old daughter, Matilda, and ex-partner Michelle Williams who he had split with in 2007.
To commemorate the acting legend, let's look back at his memorable on-screen characters.

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