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Heath Ledger Covers Entertainment Weekly -- The Untold Story

Heath Ledger Covers Entertainment Weekly -- The Untold Story

On January 22—the anniver­sary of Heath Ledger’s passing—Hollywood will unveil this year’s Academy Award nominees, and Heath is consid­ered a lock to secure a posthumous Best Supporting Actor nod for his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

A year after Heath Ledger‘s death, his closest friends finally open up to EW about his last days, life as a father to Matilda and fear of fame.

“I haven’t talked about it until now. I’m really nervous,” says actor Wes Bent­ley, one of Heath Ledger’s closest friends. They costarred in 2002’s The Four Feath­ers. “Heath’s fun clouded its way through a room,” says Wes. “It was infectious …Some people think he’d party too much and take drugs. That wasn’t the case. It was young energy. He was high off life.”

Heath al­ways seemed so mature,” says 10 Things I Hate About You costar Julia Stiles. “I got the sense he was averse to becoming any kind of teen idol. I think he felt like 10 Things had more substance, but he anticipated that if he did more movies like this, he’d get stuck doing teen romantic comedies.”

To read the full cover feature on Heath, visit EW.com (be warned, it’s 28 pages long).

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# 1

Awww… such nice comments about Heath. He was a great actor in his time.

# 2

Heath you’ll be so missed. Nice Man, great father,and a great actor.
My prayers are with you & your family..

# 3

He will definitely be receiving not only the nom but the award itself. Its a sure thing. Shame he didn’t receive it while alive – he was brilliant in Brokeback.

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# 4

Just watching his picture make me so sad.
He had such warm personality…

# 5

I miss him.
It’s been almost a year…
Gosh, I wish he could be with Matilda…

Heath, you’ll be never forgotten

# 6

Even though time passes by, noone will forget Heath..

# 7

Oh please, enough! I can not believe how people keep milking this horrible story!

And no, Philip Seymour Hoffman was better in Capote, Ledger didn’t deserve it for Brokeback Mountain.

# 8
BECKY SMITH @ 01/16/2009 at 11:25 am

MICHELLE MAKE ROOM ON THAT MANTLE FOR ALL AWARDS SINCE
HEATH’S AWARDS ARE GOING TO HER.. TO BAD THE ******* IS
DEAD OR HE COULD HAVE THEM IN HIS OWN LOFT IN NYC..

# 9

Does he deserved or not… i don’t know, i didn’t watch Capote… but i missed him, because of his youth…. he had so much to give.

Becky, technically the award will be given to Matilda (like the Globe was)…your comments are downright offensive, however.

Of course Heath deserved the Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, he was brilliant, but Hoffman deserved it too and he was older, so he got it.

Becky you’re a fckin tool.

Heath was brilliant as Ennis… so much better than Joker.
Joker is too much dark and anxious.
And yes i agree with NativeNYker…

OMG, I *must* get this!!!!!!!

Love you, Heath – you will NEVER be forgotten!

becky your a ******* ignorant ****

High off life? Come on…

no more .. enough of him..

people need to shut the **** up about this guy!!!

HE’S DEAD!!!

end of story.

PS. NO CARES ABOUT THE DEAD CELEBRITIES ANYMORE!!

aww i miss him! he could have done so many great things!
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LeeLabella @ 01/16/2009 at 12:48 pm

Who gives a &#*@!!! I am sick to death of hearing about Heath Ledger. For such a private person who hated being famous, he sure gets a hell of lot of attention. Enough!

love him and miss his zest for life with his daugter. also his acting.

BECKY SMITH @ 01/16/2009 at 1:14 pm

NO I AM NOT A . *********… JUST A PERSON THAT DOES NOT CARE
THAT HE GETS 28 PAGES ..IN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.. WHY NOT
HAS HOWARD K STERN TOO.. SINCE ANNA NICOLE DIED THE SAME WAY… !! NO DIFFERENCE BOTH DIED OF PRESCRIPTION
DRUG OVERDOSE.. AGREE WITH LA LA HE IS DEAD SO GO AHEAD
AND PRAISE THE GROUND HE WALKS ON WITH A 28 PAGE SPECIAL.. WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO BACK THAT FAR .. WHY NOT ASK
HIS BATMAN CAST.. OR BETTER STILL JAKE GYALLANHALL.

jen fan pain BA fan joy @ 01/16/2009 at 1:45 pm

jared why is my comment awaiting moderation

Oh Gosh some people have a really bad soul here!
I miss Heath so much!
He wasn’t a drug addict!
I’m so sick and sad to read that!
I wonder why Jake never talk about Heath…

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