In a year of striking film images(2008), perhaps the most unforgettable was that of a man with his face smeared in clown makeup, freely sticking his head out of a speeding car, relishing the night wind and the chaos he has unleashed on the streets of Gotham city. Menacing, mercurial and diabolical, Heath Ledger as the “Joker” in “The Dark Night” kept us all on edge, anxious to see what act of appalling mischief he might commit next.
With his performance, Heath Ledger left us an enduring and original legacy. His death has been painful for many of us, especially after knowing the fact that he would receive an Oscar later in 2009, for his monumental performance in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Night”.
People not only in Hollywood but in Bollywood also have been inspired by his work. Ace director-producer Shekhar Kapoor has shared an old picture of him with Heath Ledger, lately on Twitter, which instantly reminds us of the latter’s acting prowess and an aura which left us stunned, inspired and proud altogether.
Here is the picture –
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) May 9, 2017
This brought back many memories of the star, who left the world too soon!