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Heath Ledger, why did the Joker actor commit suicide?


It is very rare to find a person who does not know the Joker even if he is not a follower of the movies and the strange thing is that the character who mastered the role of the Joker most was Heath Ledger.

Heath Ledger is an Australian actor who was born on April 4, 1979, in Perth, Australia. His father is Kim, a professional racing car driver. Like most artists and the most famous in the world, Heath’s start was very normal at the beginning. Small roles in films or series that were not very budgetary.

But of course, Ledger did not survive in small roles and tried to act in bigger roles until 1997, the year in which Ledger's face will be known to producers and directors. In that year, he appeared for the first time on the cinema screen in a dramatic work called "Blackrock".

And the last point that opened the way for him to the world of stardom was the year 1999 when he appeared in the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" alongside actress Julia Stiles, and this film is what made the last shift in his career.

Years passed until the moment came when Heath Ledger would participate in the best movie role in his entire life, and perhaps the role he mastered just as no other actor has done, which is the role of the Joker in the movie Th Dark Knight.

The role of the Joker was among the most difficult roles he played in his life, Heath said in his diary that he wrote before filming the movie, in which he mentioned the stages of his preparation for the role of "The Joker": “I sat in a London hotel room for about a month, and closed myself away, and proceeded to I wrote small notes, and I tested the character's voices to choose the best of them, it was important to find a voice that was poignant and funny at the same time to some extent, I agreed with myself in the end that I would embody a psychopath, someone who has the least degree of conscience about his actions, he is Just a mentally ill clown, and he kills in cold blood. ”

Although Batman is the hero of The Dark Night, of course, because he is the savior and savior of Gotham City from the bad guys, audiences all over the world and even critics considered that the actual hero of the movie The Dark Night was the Joker, this character that actor Heath Ledger excelled in his performance, and he was able He wears the evil character in all the details, even in the way of moving the features of the face, and perhaps not only that but if you watch the movie with concentration, you will find that the Joker was saying sentences for her after a very deep philosophical and logical dimension, for example, watch this shot.

One of the strange but real things is the famous Joker makeup that was not designed by any of the workers in the film, including engineers and makeup experts, but rather Ledger himself designed this makeup and presented it to director Nolan and was really amazed and asked the makeup team to adopt this design as the basis for the character of the Joker, and repeat Make this look every day.

One of the strange things about this movie is that there was a clip, which is one of the famous shots, which is a snapshot or scene of the famous Joker applause, and in fact, this applause was from Ledger's improvisation and was not mainly present in the script. Director Nolan said about this improvisation: Heath stands suddenly and calmly, applauding the frightening and exciting way you saw in the movie.

Also, there is another shot that actually frightened the actor Michael Caine, not acting during the filming. The shot is the scene of the Joker breaking into Batman's party with the gang, and when he opened the elevator and entered the Joker carrying the gun, the Joker meets Batman's assistant (Michael Caine), who was supposed to say a sentence of what was in the script, but because he sees Ledger for the first time in the appearance of the Joker in the filming, he is afraid and forgot The sentence he's supposed to say

Later, Michael Caine said that the appearance and attendance of the Joker were really terrifying. And when he saw him, he completely forgot what he should have said, and although he forgot the sentence and did not say it, the director ordered the continuation of filming, so the scene was approved exactly as it is in the film.

The Dark Knight was such a success that it was nominated for 8 Oscars during the 81st distribution gala. Where "Heath Ledger" won the award for best-supporting actor for portraying the character of the Joker, and his victory was the first of its kind in the major Oscars categories for a movie that embodies the character of a superhero, Batman, and usually this award is not given to the movies of superheroes. On RottenTomatoes, the movie won 94% approval from critics.

But Heath Ledger was not there to take his award

On January 22, 2008, on Brum Street, New York, Teresa Solomon entered Heath Ledger's room to clean it and thought that the room was empty, but it was not empty. Rather, Heath was lying on the bed. Heath was not asleep but dead and laying on the bed

His body was taken to the hospital, and after the completion of the autopsy, it was found that the cause of death was an overdose of some of the medication that he was taking.

Lots of rumors spread that Ledger had committed suicide for unknown reasons. Some have said that he committed suicide because of the personality of the Joker, which may have dominated him. It was said that he had read dozens of books and almost became ill psychologically because of his preparations to play the role of the Joker character because it is one of the most difficult characters that would meet any representative of the amount of evil in it .. so that Heath himself stated before that he lives psychological and nervous pressure due to this psychopathic personality who does not have an iota of conscience towards her evil deeds.

Of course, the owners of the conspiracy theory is necessary to stick their noses, so they said that Masonry is the one who killed him for unknown reasons

"Heath Ledger" died on January 22, 2008, and it is strange that the day after his death, Heath Ledger's name became the second most searched name on Google, as 10 of the 20 search words included all things related to "Heath", his ex-fiancée and their daughter. " Milda Ledger, his apartment title (421 Broome Street), and his blockbuster Ten Things I Hate About You and Brokeback Mountain.

It is also interesting that the Americans did not know how to spell his name correctly, as it was the second most searched name on Google, using the name “Keith” instead of “Heath”.