When Heath Ledger passed away unexpectedly, his death attracted attention from the media, fans, and from his colleagues in the film-making industry. Ledger had recently completed filming the role of the Joker in Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins. Chris Nolan, in Newsweek, shared his thoughts about the actor.
Nolan described Ledger as having "real charisma - as invisible and natural as gravity." He also says that Ledger was "bursting with creativity. It was in his every gesture." Nolan relates the fact that Ledger "once told me that he liked to wait between jobs until he was creatively hungry. Until he needed it again. He brought that attitude to our set every day. There aren't many actors who can make you feel ashamed of how often you complain about doing the best job in the world. Heath was one of them."
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On a related note, at the Screen Actors Guild award ceremony, Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded the Actor for his role in There Will Be Blood. At the ceremony, Day-Lewis dedicated his award to Heath Ledger - an actor he had never personally worked with.
Watch below to see video of Daniel Day-Lewis making his dedication.