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Ledger a Cultural Icon?

Saturday, February 21st, 2009


Ledger’s legacy: Will he become a cultural icon?


Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger


It’s hard to shake the image of James Dean when thinking about Ledger




NEW YORK (AP) – It was a decade ago, and director Gil Junger was seeking fresh talent for his upcoming movie, “10 Things I Hate About You.” He’d already seen 250 or 300 kids. In walked a young Australian TV actor looking for work.


After a quick line reading and a bit of improv, “I was stunned,” Junger says now. Certain he was looking at someone with enough raw magnetism to be a movie star, he turned to his casting people. “Hire him immediately,” he recalls saying of Heath Ledger.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)