‘The Dark Knight’ Fans Honor Heath Ledger 11 Years After His Passing

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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:

https://twitter.com/badpostheath/status/1087678296106647554

https://twitter.com/woIgang/status/1087582780546899970

https://twitter.com/galensdeathstar/status/1087821476319948807

https://twitter.com/WillamKelley/status/1087874190139686918

https://twitter.com/justgyllenhaal/status/1087793560714395654

https://twitter.com/Captain_Fontana/status/1087739980221501440

What is your favorite performance in a comic book movie? Comment below!

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.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.