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Heath Ledger: Hollywood's Dark Star

Heath Ledger Hollywood s Dark Star Heath Ledger was one of the most charismatic actors of his generation After establishing a high profile Hollywood career at the age of with the lead in A Knight s Tale Ledger pursued a series of i

  • Title: Heath Ledger: Hollywood's Dark Star
  • Author: Brian J. Robb
  • ISBN: 9780859654272
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heath Ledger was one of the most charismatic actors of his generation After establishing a high profile Hollywood career at the age of 21 with the lead in A Knight s Tale, Ledger pursued a series of increasingly diverse, often subversive roles that belied his image as a teen idol Edgier films such as Monster s Ball gave tantalizing hints of his talent, but it wasn Heath Ledger was one of the most charismatic actors of his generation After establishing a high profile Hollywood career at the age of 21 with the lead in A Knight s Tale, Ledger pursued a series of increasingly diverse, often subversive roles that belied his image as a teen idol Edgier films such as Monster s Ball gave tantalizing hints of his talent, but it wasn t until Brokeback Mountain that he proved beyond question the full extent of his abilities His sudden death rocked the film industry and threw a poignant shadow over the body of work that has now become his legacy Here, Brian J Robb explores Ledger s relationships with actresses Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, and Heather Graham, recounts the making of Brokeback Mountain and the film s impact, and charts Ledger s increasingly troubled state of mind Heath Ledger Hollywood s Dark Star paints a memorable portrait of a compelling and intense young man whose loss will be felt for years to come.

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    About "Brian J. Robb"

    1. Brian J. Robb

      Brian J Robb is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer of Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt He has also written books on silent cinema, the films of Philip K Dick, Wes Craven, and Laurel and Hardy, the Star Wars movies, Superheroes, Gangsters, and Walt Disney, as well as science fiction television series Doctor Who and Star Trek His illustrated books include an Illustrated History of Steampunk and a guide to J.R.R Tolkien s Middle earth Winner, Best Book, Tolkien Society Awards He writes and edits the Chaplin Film by Film centenary blog site and is co editor of the Sci Fi Bulletin website He lives in Edinburgh.

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    1. I was really disappointed about this book. Heath Ledger is my favourite actor and I wanted to get to know more about his life and character - and of course his early death.This book gave me the facts - but that was all. I had hoped for a nice read, personal and special but no matter which part of his life was described, there always remained a distance and the question in my head: 'Why does Robb suddenly think he knows Heath Ledger?' After having read this I am quite sure that Robb never met Hea [...]


    2. I bought this book back when I was extremely obsessed with Heath Ledger lol so his death was a shock to me, and I proceeded to obsess over him all the much harder.The book is good. Great, even. It tells the story of his life pretty well and what exactly happened on the day (or actually, night) that he died. But that's it. If you're only interested to know more about him, go ahead and read it (though honestly, I'm sure you can find the very same information online for free lol).I thought it would [...]


    3. This is pretty much what I expected: A superficial bio rushed out immediately after Ledger died, trying to cash in on the lurid interest that always arises after a 'sleb dies. It's cobbled together from old interviews and his Internet Movie Database resume. Apparerently it was rushed into print so quickly that no one bother to proofread; there are typos throughout the book. Makes you wonder how carefully the author checked his facts if he didn't even bother to check his spelling. Ledger was a fi [...]


    4. Checked this out from the library after being hugely disappointed by John McShane's biography of Heath Ledger. Still a little superficial and reliant on material quoted from elsewhere, but at least this one was readable and grammatically correct, and had lots of pictures. I think my Heath curiosity is satisfied for now.


    5. Stunning. I couldn't stop reading the book. Heath's life story is really amazing to read and once more I realize what a tragedy and great loss his death was. :(You don't need to be a huge Heath Ledger fan to read the biography.


    6. I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money's not gonna come with me. My movies will live on, for people to judge what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious.Heath Ledger is still one Of my favorite actors! He's a legend RIP


    7. This was a good book as far as Biographies go. It was well written and allowed the reader to see the many sides of this person. As a teacher, I do not think that I would require this as a read, but if a student wished to read this as a choice that would be fine.



    8. I really liked this book. Heath was an incredible actor, and his tragic death was heartbreaking. I almost cried during the last chapter! He will be greatly missed!


    9. found this an interesting insight into his career and the decisions he made but was still left wanting to know more about him as a person.




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