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The Resource Heath Ledger : Hollywood's dark star, Brian J. Robb

Heath Ledger : Hollywood's dark star, Brian J. Robb

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Heath Ledger : Hollywood's dark star
Title
Heath Ledger
Title remainder
Hollywood's dark star
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Brian J. Robb
Title variation
Heath Ledger
Title variation remainder
Hollywoods dark star
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Heath Ledger was one the most charismatic and powerful screen presences of his generation. Having established a high-profile acting career by the age of 21 with the lead in 'A Knight s Tale', the young Australian went on to pursue a succession of increasingly diverse and often subversive roles that challenged the film industry s initial impression of him as a mere teen-idol. While a limited number of his early roles would hint at the greatness of which he was capable, it was not until his melancholy, Oscar-nominated performance in Ang Lee s modern classic 'Brokeback Mountain' that Heath proved beyond question the blistering extent of his abilities and secured his place amongst the Hollywood elite, bringing to this new status a depth of artistry absent in all but the most accomplished of his contemporaries. His sudden death at the age of 28 rocked the film industry to its core, created an international media storm, and threw a poignant shadow over the completed body of work that has now become his legacy
  • This book explores Heath s relationships with actresses Heather Graham, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams (his ex-fianc⥥ and the mother of his daughter Matilda), recounts the full story of the making of 'Brokeback Mountain', and details that film s subsequent impact. It charts Ledger s increasingly troubled state of mind as the role of the Joker in 'The Dark Knight' took a disturbing physical and psychological toll, and examines the dissatisfaction with his own performances that plagued him until the very end. 'Heath Ledger: Hollywood s Dark Star' is the definitive story of the life and times of a compelling and intense young man whose loss will be profoundly felt for many years to come
Summary
A profile of, and tribute to, the late actor covers such topics as his early entry into Hollywood stardom and his portrayal of diverse and subversive characters that challenged his image as a teen idol, in an account that traces the events around his sudden death and his relationships with Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, and Heather Graham
Biography type
individual biography
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287595
Cataloging source
BT
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Robb, Brian J
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ledger, Heath
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
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Hollywood's dark star
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Heath Ledger : Hollywood's dark star, Brian J. Robb
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Publication
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Originally published: London : Plexus, 2008
Control code
000043482684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781740666862
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
Label
Heath Ledger : Hollywood's dark star, Brian J. Robb
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Plexus, 2008
Control code
000043482684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781740666862
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports.

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