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Heath Ledger

1979 - 2008

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Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor 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 develop his film career further. 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 44,415,220 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Heath Ledger is the 352nd most popular actor (down from 325th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Australia (down from 8th 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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  • 44M

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  • 64.76

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  • 94

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Heath Ledger ranks 352 out of 9,996Before him are Maurice Chevalier, John Cazale, Bibi Andersson, Carrie Fisher, John Cleese, and Sally Field. After him are Nancy Reagan, Frances McDormand, Bela Lugosi, Olivia Newton-John, Brandon Lee, and Tim Robbins.

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Among people born in 1979, Heath Ledger ranks 1After him are Kimi Räikkönen, Valentino Rossi, Andrea Pirlo, Markus Persson, Jawed Karim, Chris Pratt, Diego Forlán, Rosamund Pike, Anders Behring Breivik, Jason Momoa, and Gong Yoo. Among people deceased in 2008, Heath Ledger ranks 23Before him are Richard Widmark, Miriam Makeba, Richard Wright, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, and Michael Crichton. After him are Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, John Archibald Wheeler, and Edward Norton Lorenz.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Heath Ledger ranks 10 out of 925Before him are Geoffrey Rush (1951), Cate Blanchett (1969), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Elton Mayo (1880), Errol Flynn (1909), and Truganini (1812). After him are Chris Hemsworth (1983), Hugh Jackman (1968), Jack Brabham (1926), Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), and Steve Irwin (1962).

Among ACTORS In Australia

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

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