If you’re a 90’s baby like me, there was little you swooned over more than Heath Ledger in “10 Things I Hate About You”. The Australian bad boy who whose lip clung closely to his cigarette as he fell in love with the rebellious girl you always wanted to be – played by Julia Stiles, of course. And oh that smile!
The day Ledger’s death was announced, fans around the world were shaken by the loss of such a young and promising star. One of the most loved actors of our time, his image was swarmed with allegations of suicide, later stated to be false. At only 28 years of age, after ending one of the most defining roles of his career as Joker in the “The Dark Knight”, the actor’s life was tragically cut short due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
” I Am Heath Ledger“, a documentary by SpikeTV, chronicles Heath Ledger’s life and the trailer alone will have you reaching for tissues. Described as “the most alive person” by friend, musician Ben Harper, the documentary shows the hidden sides of Ledger featuring never-before-seen, intimate footage shot by the actor himself as well as interviews with his family, friends and colleagues.
The documentary will be premiering on April 23rd at the Tribeca Film Festival, and on SpikeTV on May 3rd.
Watch the touching trailer for “I Am Heath Ledger” below: