ACTOR

Heath Ledger

1979 - 2008

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Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor, photographer, and music video director. After playing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career. His work consisted of twenty films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), 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 being posthumous releases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heath Ledger has received more than 34,925,669 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia. Heath Ledger is the 325th most popular actor (up from 373rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Australia (up from 17th in 2019) and the 5th 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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  • 35M

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  • 73.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 93

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Heath Ledger ranks 325 out of 10,030Before him are William Shatner, Mickey Rooney, F. Murray Abraham, Alan Arkin, Sam Neill, and Frances Farmer. After him are Ali MacGraw, Robert Mitchum, Emma Thompson, Matt Damon, Wentworth Miller, and John Cleese.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1979, Heath Ledger ranks 1After him are Andrea Pirlo, Valentino Rossi, Anders Behring Breivik, Kimi Räikkönen, Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, Markus Persson, Travis Fimmel, Eric Abidal, Diego Milito, and Nicolas Anelka. Among people deceased in 2008, Heath Ledger ranks 23Before him are Roy Scheider, Richard Widmark, Richard Wright, Miriam Makeba, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Yma Sumac. After him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Jules Dassin, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, Mel Ferrer, and Michael Crichton.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Heath Ledger ranks 8 out of 790Before him are George Lazenby (1939), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Paul Hogan (1939), Errol Flynn (1909), Elton Mayo (1880), and Jack Brabham (1926). After him are Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Rod Laver (1938), Colleen McCullough (1937), and Truganini (1812).

Among ACTORS In Australia

Among actors born in Australia, Heath Ledger ranks 5Before him are George Lazenby (1939), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Paul Hogan (1939), and Errol Flynn (1909). After him are Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Hugh Jackman (1968), Margot Robbie (1990), Lionel Logue (1880), Rod Taylor (1930), and Simon Baker (1969).

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