Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RIP Heath Ledger

I could not have anticipated writing this when I got up this morning to tackle the new crop of Oscar nominees. So superb in Brokeback Mountain, an instantly iconic role that revived his career, followed by a turn as Casanova, an expertly played addict part in Candy, and one of the Dylans in I'm Not There--and the promise of so much more to come, not least of which his turn as The Joker in the Batman sequel. He and his ex, Michelle Williams, and their daughter Matilda lived close by us for a time; I never saw them but they were said to be a nice young family. A week after Brad Renfro's sad passing I am stunned anew at this horrific news. No more words.

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