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A Tribute to Heath by Alcamin A Tribute to Heath by Alcamin
This is just my small way of paying tribute to a young actor that I admired.

Like a lot of people I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of the Australian actor Heath Ledger yesterday. At only 28 years old he was a young actor that was just starting to find his stride and show his true abilities as a screen actor. His death is a real lose to the movie world and he will be sorely missed.

I may not have been his biggest fan but I always enjoyed seeing him on-screen, even in his smaller, lesser known parts, such as 2002’s “The Four Feathers”. There was a spark and energy about him that always made his performances engaging and fun to watch. It was after 2005’s blockbuster “Brokeback Mountain” however that he really showed his true colours. He showed that he could act with passion, subtlety, and above all, with heart, and from then on it was obvious that this was a man who had a great future ahead of him. His fame and popularity has been growing ever since, which of course makes his death even more tragic.

Whether it was suicide or simply a tragic accident, it doesn’t really matter now; the fact is his death is a terrible waste of young life and talent, and as a movie fan I for one will miss his on-screen presents.

Rest in Peace, Heath.
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Ginnabell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the protector of Italian virginity...
It is really sad he died. He was the best.
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
He was such a great actor and he had so much potential. He was loved here in Australia and in my house. We were in mourning forever. Such a great loss.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Yes, I couldn't agree more. It was very sad, especially as he was just starting to develop and find his stride as an actor. Such a nice guy too. Very popular in this house as well. He will be greatly missed.
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
[link] Alexandra has done it the day we found out about his death. Very much loved in our house, as you can see.

Thanks for the watch. I am not sure it is worth your while, but I am honoured anyway :D
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Don't mention it. Your work is awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing more. :glomp:
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Thank you, you are too kind :glomp:
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:glomp:
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Metal-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
:bow: Featured here => [link] :bow:
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Awesome! Thank you very much! :dance:
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
he was totally awesome

...btw u forgot to put a photo of him as the joker
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
He was a great bloke, that's for sure. He'll be missed.

To address your point, I didn't forget to add the Joker, I simply made a conscious decision not to include a picture of that character. Let me explain: if you look around dA (and pretty much anywhere else for that matter) whenever Heath is mentioned or any tribute is paid to him, his role as the Joker is almost always given centre stage. That is completely understandable of course; not only was it one of his last roles, it was also one of his best (I don't want it to seem like I dislike him in that role, or the film in general, because I really don't), but so often with these things it seems to be the ONLY role he is being remembered for. It seems like when people talk about him now the only thing they talk about is how good he was as the Joker, which to me is rather sad. Simply remembering an actor because of one role, regardless of how good it was, is not the proper way to remember them in my opinion, especially someone with such an interesting filmography as Heath.

In the end, I decided not to include the Joker in this tribute to try and get people to remember Heath as an actor and, more importantly, as a person, not just as a character in a movie. To me, that seems like a much better and far more respectful way to pay tribute to a young man who's life was cut tragically short.

I hope that clears things up. :)
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhh now i get it :)
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
:)
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FeaROfTHeGothAMLadY Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
beautiful job!
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thank you very much! :)
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MissKris11 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Student Photographer
Beautiful stamp. Thanks so much for making it.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
You're very welcome. I felt it was the least I should do after hearing the news.

Glad you like it. :)
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MissKris11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Student Photographer
:)
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MrsJ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
:hug: I love this so much. :heart:
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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God-Forsaken-Blaise Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
It's sad when the world loses someone that so many admire.

Even though he's dead, I hope he gets that Oscar... He deserves it, either way.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
It was a very sad day. He had such a bright future ahead of him. :(

Because I've only just got back from holiday I haven't actually had a chance to see the Dark Knight! Terrible I know but hopefully it will be righted soon. I've certainly heard a lot of Oscar buzz around Heath's performance though. It will be interesting to see if he is awarded the Oscar posthumously. It wouldn't be the first time that's happened.
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MyEscapism Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Heath was an amazing talent =( Though I did not really follow his career path... to hear of his passing at such a young age of 28 is a huge loss =/ He would be remembered as one of the greatest actors in the film industry. May his legend live on!!
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
It was terribly sad to hear of his passing. He will be sorely missed in the film-world, but to leave behind such a young daughter as well is just tragic. R.I.P Heath.
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kuroi-nekochan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
:cries:

I was so sad when I heard the news. Especially since I had just seen Brokeback Mountain the week before. It still remains one of my favourite movies of all time. Alas, I have not seen any of his other movies, but I plan on seeing The Dark Knight as soon as it comes out.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
It was a desperately sad event. I agree, Brokeback Mountain is an extremely good film and in that more than anything else Heath really showed his potential as a great up-and-coming actor. He had a really bright future ahead of him which just makes his passing all the more tragic. I too am looking forward to the Dark Knight and I would highly recommend seeing some of his early work. Knights Tales is a personal favourite of mine (mainly because it's so silly) and The Four Feathers is certainly worth a look if you want something more serious. Heath gave great performances in both at any rate and both are fine movies. R.I.P good sir. :salute:

P.S. Sorry for the late reply.
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Lilith-Aki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Poor Heath. T_T He was SUCH a good actor!!!!!!!!!!
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
He was indeed. It was so sad to hear that he had died in such circumstances. He had such a bright future ahead of him. :( He will be sorely missed.
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favorite actors and I'll miss him. That said, I'm most certainly going to put this stamp up.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Yes, it really was desperately sad. Such a waste of young talent. :( I'm going to miss him.

Thanks for using the stamps!
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice stamp.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Thanks very much! :)
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UltimateShyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I miss heath, one of my favorite all time movies was A Knights Tale...its sad

-pout-
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
It is desperately sad! He was such a promising actor, and to leave behind a young daughter is just tragic! :( Very sad indeed. I love watching A Knights Tale too. It's just such a fun, feel good film. I'll definitely miss Heath's presents on screen. :iconsadnod:
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UltimateShyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
I know. He did every role so well, and accents were no problem for him. -pout- ah well, we shall miss him! Im just glad we got to see what he had to offer.
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I was really shocked when I heard the news of his death.
I really liked him since that TV series about a young celtic warrior (don't know the English title).
R.I.P Heath Ledger
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thank you very much! That really means a lot!

It was terrible sad to hear that he had died. He had such a promising future ahead of him, and to leave behind a young daughter is just tragic! :( It's a big lose, that's for sure.

I don't know the series you are referring to, but I had a look on IMDb, and it looks like "Roar". Is that the one? Sounds interesting so I'll have to check it out sometime.

Thanks again!
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Barefeet-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
You're very much welcome.
Yes, it must be "Roar". It came up a little bit later than Hercules and Xena but was much better because it was earnest and not some ancient super hero flick.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
That certainly sounds like the one. I've never seen it but I think I'm going to have to check it out now. :) It will be interesting to see what it's like. :nod:
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Barefeet-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
As a pity in Germany it isn't available on DVD so far. :(
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I'm not sure you can get it here in the UK either, to be honest. I've certainly never seen it in the shops.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, it WAS sad. 28 is no age you should die at. Especially not if you leave behind a little daughter.

Just as you said, Tom:
Rest in peace, Heath.
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Yes, the fact that he left a young daughter is one of the saddest things of all. :( It's such a big lose! What a terrible waste of life and talent.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
*nods sadly*
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
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gw33t3r-love Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   General Artist
I still am in shock. I found out in a voicemail from my sister after my acting class. We're all going to do something in his honor tomorrow in that class.

He always lit up the screen and I always will enjoy seeing him on it.

Thank you for making this stamp. :heart:
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I was pretty shocked and saddened when I heard about it too. It was just such an unexpected event. To die so young when his career was really starting to take off is just so tragic. :( It's a big lose to the movie world and I personally will miss his presents on-screen.

It's good to hear that you and your class will be doing something too. It sounds like we are all paying our respects in out own way, which is important. I hope it goes well.
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Ashieepants Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
This is so beautiful, do you mind if I put this into my shoutbox?
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Absolutely. I would be honoured if people used it in that way. I just wanted to do something to pay my respects. He was someone that I admired and his death is a big lose to the movie world. It's a very sad time. :(

Thank you for your kind words.
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shichan88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
His death has made me very sad. Thank you for making this stamp. I still can't believe he's gone. :sniff:
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