A Look Back at Heath Ledger’s Life on the 10th Anniversary of His Death

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The Australian actor died from a tragic overdose, but his brilliant performance in 'The Dark Knight' scored him big. With 'The Dark Knight' grossing $991 million in box office revenue worldwide, Ledger would've made an estimated $20 million that year.
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Film goers watch The Dark Knight featuring Heath Ledger during a public tribute outdoor movie night to the late actor at Burswood Park on Feb. 12, 2011, in Perth, Australia. Australian actor Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight.
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Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger share a joke at the premiere for the in-competition film "Brokeback Mountain" at the Palazzo del Cinema on the third day of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2005, in Venice, Italy.
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Actor Michael Angarano and Heath Ledger attend the after party for the premiere of TriStar Pictures "Lords of Dogtown" at The Avalon on May 24, 2005, in Hollywood, California.
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Actors Matt Damon, left, and Heath Ledger arrive for the photocall for "The Brothers Grimm" on the fifth day of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4, 2005, in Venice, Italy.
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Actor Heath Ledger and girlfriend actor Michelle Williams attend the Independent Feature Project's 15th Annual Gotham Awards at Chelsea Piers Nov. 30, 2005, in New York City.
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Oscar nominated actor Heath Ledger was found dead from an accidental prescription drug overdose in New York City on Jan 22. The Australian born actor was 28.
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Left to Right: Verne Troyer as Percy, Andrew Garfield as Anton, Christopher Plummer as Parnassus, Lily Cole as Valentina, and Heath Ledger as Tony
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Left to Right: Heath Ledger as Tony, Lily Cole as Valentina
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Heath Ledger as Tony
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Left to Right: Heath Ledger as Tony, Andrew Garfield as Anton
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Oscar nominated actor Heath Ledger directed a boyhood pal's rap video before his fatal overdose.
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Mary-Kate Olsen wanted immunity from prosecution before she talked to federal officials about the death of close friend Heath Ledger. Olsen was the first person called by a masseuse who found the 28-year-old “Dark Knight” actor’s lifeless body in his Manhattan apartment.
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Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon in 2006.
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Actor Heath Ledger attend the "I'm Not There" photocall in Venice during day 7 of the 64th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4, 2007 in Venice, Italy.
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Actress Heather Graham and actor Heath Ledger arrive for the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "A Knight's Tale" at the Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, May 8, 2001.
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Actress Shannyn Sossamon and actor Heath Ledger arrive for the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'A Knight's Tale' at the Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, May 8, 2001.
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Actors Heath Ledger, left, and Ian Ziering attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets on March 30, 2004, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive at the premiere of "The Brothers Grimm" at the DGA Theater on August 8, 2005, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive at the premiere of "The Brothers Grimm" at the DGA Theater on August 8, 2005, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger poses for a portrait while promoting his film "Brokeback Mountain" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, 2005, in Toronto, Canada.
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Actor Heath Ledger poses for a portrait with a Polaroid camera, while promoting his film "Brokeback Mountain" at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 10, 2005, in Toronto, Canada.
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Actors heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive to the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 16, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger present a nominee plaque onstage during the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Jan. 28, 2006, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actors Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29, 2006, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger speak onstage during the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29, 2006, in Los Angeles, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger attends the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Lobera Theatre on Feb. 8, 2006, in Santa Barbara, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger and actress Michelle Williams arrive at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 13, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger arrives at The London Party at the Spencer House on Feb. 18, 2006, in London, England.
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Actors Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on Feb.y 19, 2006, in London, England.
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Actors Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006, in Hollywood, California.
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Actors Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams arrive to the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006, in Hollywood, California.
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Actor Heath Ledger from the film "Candy" poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2006, in Toronto, Canada.
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Actor Heath Ledger from the film "Candy" poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2006, in Toronto, Canada.
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Actor Heath Ledger from the film "Candy" poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2006, in Toronto, Canada.
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Actor Heath Ledger takes photographs with fans as he arrives at the L'Oreal Paris 2006 AFI Awards at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Dec. 7, 2006, in Melbourne, Australia.
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Comedian Magda Szubanski, left, and singer Dannii Minogue kiss actor Heath Ledger, who poses with his News Limited Reader's Choice Award, in the Awards Room backstage at the L'Oreal Paris 2006 AFI Awards at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Dec. 7, 2006, in Melbourne, Australia.
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Heath Ledger attends the Leone d'Oro del 75th closing ceremony in Venice during day 11 of the 64th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2007 in Venice, Italy.
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Actor Heath Ledger and Director Todd Haynes attends the dinner for a screening of "I'm Not There" at The Bowery Hotel hosted by The Cinema Society and Hogan on Nov. 13, 2007, in New York City.
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Michelle Williams and Kate Ledger arrive at the private wake for Heath Ledger at the Indiana Tea House on Feb. 9, 2008, in Cottesloe, Australia. The late Australian actor was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22, 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
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Actor Heath Ledger arrives for the premiere of the in-competition film "Brokeback Mountain" at the Palazzo del Cinema as part of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2005, in Venice, Italy.
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Michelle Williams watches the sunset with friends & family for Heath Ledger at the Indiana Tea Room, Cottesloe Beach on Feb. 9, 2008, in Perth, Australia. The late Australian actor was found dead in his New York apartment on January 22, 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
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Kate Ledger, center, sister of late Heath Ledger, accepts the award for Best Supporting Actor for "The Dark Night" with father Kim, left, and mother Sally, right, during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on Feb. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.
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