Heath Ledger

1979 - 2008

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Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor. After playing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, he moved to the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career. His work consisted of 20 films in a variety of genres, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Casanova (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Candy (2006), I'm Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two of which were posthumously released. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heath Ledger has received more than 51,876,584 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Heath Ledger is the 431st most popular actor (down from 351st in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Australia (down from 10th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Australian Actor.

Heath ledger is most famous for playing the character of james bond in the movie "the living daylights" and "goldeneye".

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  • 52M

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  • 64.17

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  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Heath Ledger ranks 431 out of 13,578Before him are Donald Pleasence, Jean Harlow, Charlie Sheen, Nebahat Çehre, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Brandon Lee. After him are Cillian Murphy, Bruno Cremer, Emmanuelle Riva, David McCallum, Mark Hamill, and Françoise Dorléac.

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Among people born in 1979, Heath Ledger ranks 1After him are Andrea Pirlo, Diego Forlán, Valentino Rossi, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Markus Persson, Kimi Räikkönen, Anders Behring Breivik, Nicolas Anelka, Roberta Metsola, Chris Pratt, and Diego Milito. Among people deceased in 2008, Heath Ledger ranks 29Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Jacques Piccard, Roy Scheider, and Jules Dassin. After him are Jörg Haider, George Emil Palade, John Archibald Wheeler, Leonid Hurwicz, Mel Ferrer, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Heath Ledger ranks 15 out of 1,143Before him are Cate Blanchett (1969), Elton Mayo (1880), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Margaret Court (1942), and Margot Robbie (1990). After him are Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), Jack Brabham (1926), Peter Weir (1944), and Errol Flynn (1909).

Among ACTORS In Australia

Among actors born in Australia, Heath Ledger ranks 6Before him are Geoffrey Rush (1951), George Lazenby (1939), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Margot Robbie (1990). After him are Paul Hogan (1939), Errol Flynn (1909), Hugh Jackman (1968), Lionel Logue (1880), John Noble (1948), and Rod Taylor (1930).

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