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 Order, Ned Kelly.
2004: Begins dating Michelle Williams, whom he met on the set of Brokeback Mountain.
2005: Releases four films: Casanova, Brokeback Mountain, The Brothers Grimm, Lords 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.