To my favorite clown
I’ve liked Heath Ledger ever since I saw him on Hollywood’s version of “The Taming of the Shrew” —“10 things I hate about you”. I like his uncomplicated look. Which I found I was comfortable with, unlike actors like Daniel Craig whose intense blue [green or hazel] eyes makes me wanna reach for a glass of water. Or Christian Bell, another favorite actor of mine in the movie, who always impresses me as caught before clearing his throat every time he opened his mouth.
So hearing his death has affected me. As much as the death of an actor who lives a galaxy away can affect a girl. But no where near watching “The Dark Knight” last night (been a slow winter for Briuk Video) did. I don’t know if that is because I watched the movie with a certain tension, due to one of the leading actors dying. Or because of all the publicity and box office success it’s been enjoying, because of one of the leading actors dying. But if you gotta go, I think that’s the best way to go. With the movie in which you gave your best – and haunting – performance (I doubt I’ve seen anything more beautiful, more demented and more funny than that scene of his walking out of the hospital dressed as a female nurse) not yet premiered. Talk about kicking the ball right out of court!
So.. I raise my e-glass to my favorite clown of all times, Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008). May He who give rest to souls give one to yours.
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