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'I Am Heath Ledger': Spike Doc Looks Inside Late Actor's Life

The official trailer for Spike's documentary "I Am Heath Ledger" shows the personal side of the late actor. (YouTube)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017 05:42 AM

Spike will air a new documentary on Heath Ledger as part of its “I Am” series this May. The documentary will feature private videos taken of Ledger and interviews with his inner circle.

Ledger, who starred in movies including “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and “The Dark Knight,” died nine years ago at age 28 from an accidental prescription drug overdose, according to People.

Ledger was considered one of the top actors of his generation who threw himself into his roles with abandon. He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Brokeback Mountain,” People reported. Ledger also won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

In a newly released trailer for the film, childhood friend Trevor DiCarlo said that Ledger had always wanted to direct movies, and that “acting was just a way to get there.”

Filmmaker Matt Amato said of Ledger, “He wanted fame, and then when he got it, he didn’t want it.” The documentary also features interviews with sister Kate Ledger and “Brokeback Mountain” director Ang Lee.

The film will premiere on April 23 at the Tribeca Film festival. It will run in select theaters beginning May 3 and will air on Spike TV on May 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, USA Today reported.

Ledger fans are already grabbing their tissues and commiserating on Twitter.

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Spike will air a new documentary on Heath Ledger as part of its “I Am” series this May. The documentary will feature private videos taken of Ledger and interviews with his inner circle.
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