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Heath Ledger

Ledger at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2006
Born Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
(1979-04-04)4 April 1979
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died 22 January 2008(2008-01-22) (aged 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Cardiac arrest brought on by prescription drug intoxication
Occupation Actor, music video director
Years active 1993–2008
Partner(s) Michelle Williams (2004–07)
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If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
Had I listened to my agent, I'd be running around in tights, climbing buildings and stuff.
Heath Ledger
I want to do theatre. I love theatre.
I have a lot of great distractions outside of acting.
I don't feel like I have anything to lose, so I don't really understand what I'm putting at risk.
Heath Ledger
You learn more about yourself through your child, I guess.
I apologize for my terrible interview skills.
I never want to feel like I've achieved my goal. It's like Chinese farmers. They never admit that it's a good season. They feel like they'll be punished.
Heath Ledger
The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they're dancing and singing. As long as you're having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they're gonna feel that.
Heath Ledger
I love acting and I have a lot of fun.
If you make decisions based upon people's reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.
Heath Ledger
I'm still a kid. I'm like six years old. But it's just a matter of wanting to get up, it's just a big journey. I felt like when I left home that I was on a journey, and I still am.
Heath Ledger
You know, I'm not in a hurry, and everybody else in Hollywood – particularly agents and managers – they're all in a hurry.
Heath Ledger
I thought, I need to be more cautious about my choices – it reflects on who I am.
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I've never figured out who 'Heath Ledger' is on film: 'This is what you expect when you hire me, and it will be recognizable.'
Heath Ledger
When I'm not acting, I do like to take a year off at a time, at least if I can, just in order to keep acting exciting – otherwise I get bored very quickly.
Heath Ledger
It's rare that there's a role that requires an Australian accent.
I didn't want to raise my child in Hollywood.
Anyone that has a job that takes them away from home, I think, can understand the difficulties in maintaining consistency, not only with your family and those you love but with your friends.
Heath Ledger
I am not a public speaker and never will be.
I felt like my career was out of my hands.
When I first started acting, I was just crap.
From 18 to 22, I was alone, living in L.A. with a bunch of friends, partying.
Heath Ledger
My life is together, both professionally and socially.
I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away.
Heath Ledger
In a way, I was spoon-fed, if you will, a career. It was fully manufactured by a studio that believed that they could put me on their posters and turn me into their bottle of Coca-Cola, their product.
Heath Ledger
I like to do something I fear.
I generally don't think most situations can be labeled as black or white.
Heath Ledger
I like to set up obstacles and defeat them.
I'm happy without money.
I wasn't going to have fun doing a teen movie again.
When I started to watch some of the films I'd done, I realized I was doing movies that I might not actually want to see.
Heath Ledger
If you spend all day on horseback, and you hop off, you walk around like you still have a horse between your legs. And it affects your shoulders. They fall.
Heath Ledger
In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave.
I'm not good at future planning. I don't plan at all. I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't have a day planner and I don't have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.
Heath Ledger
I don't know, as long as I get to evolve and grow as an actor and as a person, that's the stuff I'm after.
Heath Ledger
It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself.
It's kind of a rule of thumb for me to self-doubt going into any kind of project. I always think that I shouldn't be doing it and I don't know how to do it and I'm going to fail and that I fooled them. I always try to find a way out.
Heath Ledger
I'm kind of addicted to moving.
If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
I don't have that much forward planning about what I want to do next, or in the future.
Heath Ledger
I'm in control of my life, not anyone in Hollywood.
I feel like I've never been in a film that people have liked before.
It's odd, that's why I don't like telling people I played field hockey. It's real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, 'Oh, you girl!'
Heath Ledger
I never took an acting class, so I've made all my mistakes on film.
I'm just not one of those naturally funny, relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it.
Heath Ledger
In order not to hold a frame with someone, you have to be intimidated by them.
Heath Ledger
There's nothing like working with your mates – it's the way it should be, as far as I'm concerned.
Heath Ledger
I feel like I'm wasting time if I repeat myself.
I do keep pre-occupied.