Heath Ledger's Chronology

Born Apr 4, 1979 – Jan 22, 2008

 1992: Scores his first acting role in Australian film Clowning Around.

1997: Lands a part in Australian film Blackrock and appears on television soap Home and Away. In TV series Roar.

1998: Lands small part in Australian movie Paws.

1999: Stars in Two Hands with Bryan Brown and Hollywood teen film 10 Things I Hate About You.

2000: Stars in The Patriot with Mel Gibson.

2001: Releases films Monster's Ball and A Knight's Tale.

2002: Starts dating Naomi Watts - Stars in The Four Feathers.

2003: Stars in The OrderNed Kelly.

2004: Begins dating Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain.

2005: Releases four films: CasanovaBrokeback MountainThe Brothers GrimmLords Of Dogtown. - October 28, 2005 - Ledger and Williams' daughter Matilda Rose born.

2006: Nominated for a best actor Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain, -
Ledger Returns to Australia to star in Candy with Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush.

2007: One of six actors to portray Bob Dylan in I'm Not There. He films The Dark Knight, in which he plays the Joker. * September Ledger splits with actress partner Michelle Williams.

2008: Jan 22, Ledger found dead in Manhattan apartment aged 28 in what authorities say is a drug-related death.