by: hailey allen
An Australian actor and director. Born April 4 1979, and he died January 22, 2008 at age 28. He is known for his roles in A Knights tale, The Patriot, and the Dark Knight, and Brokeback Mountain.
*academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
*Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor
*Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
*MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
He was very rich for his age his net worth is 16 million dollars, he could make and his role as the Joker in the new Batman movie would have set him up financially for the rest of his life he would have made 20 million dollars, but he was battling depression and drug addiction with the time of his death.