“A Knight’s Tale” is turning 20! In honor of the medieval adventure flick’s milestone anniversary, Wonderwall.com is taking a walk down memory lane with a look at some nostalgia-inducing photos of its star, the late Heath Ledger… starting with this pic! Heath is seen here as William Thatcher, the courageous peasant in “A Knight’s Tale, which hit theaters on May 11, 2001. Keep reading for more…
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Could Heath Ledger be any more adorable? The Australian actor is seen here in Sydney in 1996.
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In 2005, Heath Ledger starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the romantic drama “Brokeback Mountain.” Heath earned a 2006 Academy Award nomination for best actor for his performance.
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Suave! Heath Ledger was photographed at Vanity Fair’s Cast Your Ballot party in Los Angeles in March 1999. That same year, he appeared in two films: “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Two Hands.”
Picture perfect! Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams are seen here at a Golden Globes party in 2006. That year, Heath was up for best actor in a drama for his work in “Brokeback Mountain.”
Devoted dad Heath Ledger carried daughter Matilda Ledger on his shoulders during a walk in New York City’s Soho neighborhood in November 2007. Two months later, he was gone.
How handsome! Heath Ledger is seen here during a photoshoot in 2000 — the same year his seventh film, “The Patriot,” was released.
An iconic pairing, if we do say so ourselves! Heath Ledger starred alongside Julia Stiles in the 1999 teen romantic comedy “10 Things I Hate About You.”
Heath Ledger is seen here relaxing next to a fireplace during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in 1999.
Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams began dating in 2004 after meeting on set of “Brokeback Mountain.” Their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born a year later in October 2005. The pair is seen here at the 15th Annual Gotham Awards barely a month after her birth!
One of Heath Ledger’s most iconic performances? His chilling portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” which was released after his death. At the 2009 Oscars, Heath was posthumously honored with the best supporting actor award.
A handsome young man, indeed! Heath Ledger was photographed in July 1999 in Sydney. He was just 19 at the time this photo was taken.
Heath was a doting date at girlfriend Naomi Watts’ movie premiere — her film “The Ring” came out in October 2002 — where they were joined by another Aussie pal, Nicole Kidman.
Heath Ledger is seen here at the premiere of “For Richer or Poorer” — which starred Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley — in 1997.
In 2005, Heath Ledger starred in “Lords of Dogtown,” which chronicles the lives of a group of skateboarders in Santa Monica, California, in the mid-’70s.
In 1997, Heath Ledger appeared on the television series “Roar.” During this time, Heath was dating co-star Lisa Zane (actor Billy Zane’s sister), though they called it quits in 1998.
In 2003, Heath Ledger appeared in the horror film “The Order” alongside Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Benno Fürmann and Peter Weller.
In 1999, Heath Ledger starred alongside Rose Byrne — a fellow Aussie! — in the crime-comedy film “Two Hands.”
Talk about handsome! Heath Ledger was just 20 when he posed for this photo in Sydney in June 1999.
In 2002, Heath Ledger attended the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City alongside actress Shannyn Sossamon. The pair appeared on screen together two times — in 2001’s “A Knight’s Tale” and again in 2003’s “The Order.”
How adorable! Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger attended the New York City premiere of “Brokeback Mountain” together in 2005.
Heath Ledger appeared in one-third of 2009’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” However, due to his untimely death, his role was recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell playing different versions of his character.
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