I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey.
[referring to how Heath learned character acting from Mel Gibson while they filmed The Patriot]
he used to say it's not always about what Mel says, it's about what he doesn't say
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A documentary remembering the life, and career, of actor Heath Ledger;
through interviews with his family and friends. It was directed by
Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray, while Hart Snider wrote the
screenplay. Interviews include Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, Ben Mendelsohn,
Djimon Hounsou, Emile Hirsch, Catherine Hardwicke, Ben Harper and many
others. Considering the subject matter, I was hoping for a lot more.
Still the movie isn't a complete waste of time.
The film chronicles the acting career of Heath Ledger, and his life
during that time, through interviews with his friends and family. Most
of his friends interviewed are other people in the film (or music)
industry, that he worked with. There's also video that Heath filmed of
himself, with his own personal camera. The movie centers on his life
from the time he first got into the movie business, until his death.
The stories that Heath's friends and family tell about him are
interesting, and you can definitely tell he was greatly loved, but I
don't think this movie really gives you a strong idea of what Heath was
really like. It's all told from other people's perspectives, and the
video he filmed of himself is not very insightful at all. I wish there
was more video of Heath doing some of the things described by his
friends, that actually gives the viewer more of an idea of who he
actually was. I also wish some more intimate people in his life (like
Michelle Williams, their daughter, or Jake Gyllenhaal) would have
participated in this documentary as well. The film is at least never
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