Heath Ledger: Life in Photos

From being a dad to earning two Oscar nods, see how the actor rose through Hollywood

DARK SIDE

The Oscar nod comes just after a Golden Globe win for his role as the psychotic joker in The Dark Knight, the sequel to 2005's Batman Begins. "It's the most fun I've had with a character and probably will ever have," Ledger said. For his mother, Sally Bell, the posthumous honor left her "bursting with pride," calling it "such a fantastic and wonderful legacy for his daughter."