Heath Ledger: Talented Actor: Talented Actor

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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The Joker in 2008's mega-hit movie The Dark Knight was an incredible, Oscar-worthy performance by this young and troubled actor. Tweens and teens were crazy about the film, and the world mourned when Ledger died. This book examines Ledger's brief career, background, and personal life, as well as the controversies surrounding his death. From his breakout role in the teen flick 10 Things I Hate About You to his Oscar nomination for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger's biography is bound to intrigue young movie fans. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

The Price of Fame
6
Growing Up Down Under
14
Ledger Gets Noticed
24
Hollywood Bound
32
Rising Star
42
Brokeback Mountain
54
Falling in Love
64
Final Roles
74
Timeline
96
Quick Facts
100
Additional Resources
102
Glossary
104
Source Notes
106
Index
110
About the Author
112
Copyright

Tragic Death
84

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About the author (2010)

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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