Batman fans honor Academy Award winner & The Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger on the 11 year anniversary of his unexpected passing.
On this day 11 years ago, Heath Ledger was tragically found dead after mixing prescriptions. The actor had already filmed his Joker role by that point and become one of the greatest performances on film. Heath Ledger’s unforgettable Joker performance earned him an Academy Award for best supporting actor posthumously in 2009. With the win, Heath Ledger became the first actor to earn a major award for a comic book film. Today, The Dark Knight fans honored Heath Ledger’s legacy across social media on the anniversary of his death:
Today its 11 years since Heath Ledger passed away. The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) is and will always be my favorite preformance of all time. I miss him so much.
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/HXlQscTj5M
— molly (@miovies) January 22, 2019
In Loving Memory of Heath Ledger
April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008 pic.twitter.com/KJo4j3ozGa
— femme fatale (@eliesaaab) January 22, 2019
11 years gone and the world still misses you… Rest in peace and may your art outlive us all. You're unforgettable ♡
Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) pic.twitter.com/71MbfgchCD
— 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑎 ♡̷̸ (@skypoetic) January 22, 2019
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Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to play the clown prince of crime, here is the synopsis for Joker:
Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy is available now in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.