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January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger Dead At 28 Due To Likely Drug Overdose

Eh. Seemed like an okay guy.

I'm guessing a suicide. But who knows.

I'll just never understand drug use by the incredibly rich and famous. Guys? You're lives are already an ecstatic surreal hallucination of nonstop pleasure and thrills. Why the hell do you have to gild the lily?

This is going to make his supposedly starmaking turn as The Joker even creepier. I wonder if they'll have to reshoot the ending -- if The Joker dies at the end (not sure he will, of course) they'll probably not want Ledger dying on screen so soon after his actual death.

Which wouldn't bother me at all. The Batman films have killed off far too many of his villains; lock them in Arkham as they do in the comics.

Ledger As The Joker: Michael Caine said that everyone would be talking about his performance, and Michael Caine hasn't lied to me yet.

Well, he did mislead me quite a bit with Jaws IV: The Revenge. And The Island. And Blame It On Rio. And... well, about half the movies he's made.

Okay, Michael Caine has pretty much lied to me nonstop since I first met him at age 6, but I still think he's cool.

An Underrated Movie: A Knight's Tale was goofy but fun.


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