Heath Ledger

Ledger at the 2006 Berlin International Festival

Heathcliff Andrew "Heath" Ledger (4 April 1979-22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director who played the role as the psychopath The Joker in The Dark Knight which he died before the film was released. He was born on April 4, 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia and died on January 22, 2008 in New York City, New York, America at age 28.