In Honor of His 40th Birthday, Let’s Look Back at Heath Ledger’s Best Scenes and Have a Cry Together

When chameleon actor and heartthrob Heath Ledger passed away in 2008, the world was absolutely devastated by the loss of such an immense talent. It was hard to imagine the movies without him when he’d come to embody some of our most favorite characters. Looking back at his film legacy, it’s almost shocking to realize how big of an impression the Aussie actor made on everyone with a relatively small body of work. It just goes to show the scope of his expertise — and his ability to connect with the world around him. Scroll through the gallery below to relive Heath’s best scenes, in honor of what would have been his 40th birthday.

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