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James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --James Franco has recently released a book of poetry called "Directing Herbert White."
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Michelle Williams splits from Dustin Yellin

Michelle Williams splits from Dustin Yellin

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --Michelle Williams and boyfriend Dustin Yellin have decided to end their relationship after one year.
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James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

March 27 (UPI) -- James Franco discussed his book of poetry, "Directing Herbert White," and denied claims that he slept with Lindsay Lohan in a recent interview.
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List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

March 12 (UPI) -- A list of Lindsay Lohan's lovers has gone public -- and sources say the actress penned it herself.
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Report: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel break up

Report: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel break up

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- New York-based actress Michelle Williams and Hollywood actor Jason Segel have broken up after about a year of dating, UsMagazine.com reported Tuesday.

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Heath Ledger's parents say they are close to his daughter Matilda

Heath Ledger's parents say they are close to his daughter Matilda

PERTH, Australia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger's parents say they have a wonderful relationship with the late Australian actor's 7-year-old daughter, who lives in New York.

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Report: Williams and Segel dating

Report: Williams and Segel dating

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- American actress Michelle Williams recently began dating her longtime friend, actor-writer Jason Segel, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Michelle Williams wins Spirit Award for portrayal of Marilyn

Michelle Williams wins Spirit Award for portrayal of Marilyn

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- To prepare for her role in "My Week with Marilyn," Michelle Williams learned to sing, dance, walk, talk and flirt like Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
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'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "The Descendants" and "The Artist" won the top-film prizes at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Williams opens up about losing Ledger

Williams opens up about losing Ledger

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Michelle Williams says she found comfort in Joan Didion's book "The Year of Magical Thinking" after the death of her former beau, Heath Ledger.
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Australian actor Heath Ledger, shown in a scene from "Brokeback Mountain" in this undated publicity photo, died at the age of 28 on January 22, 2008. Ledger was found dead at a downtown Manhattan residence in a possible drug-related death, police said. (UPI Photo/Focus Features/Handout/Files)
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Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work encompassed nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), Monster's Ball (2001), A Knight's Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.

For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 "Best Actor" award from the Australian Film Institute and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the 2006 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Posthumously he shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the rest of the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director for the film I'm Not There, which was inspired by the life and songs of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. In the film, Ledger portrayed a fictional actor named Robbie Clark, one of six characters embodying aspects of Dylan's life and persona. Ledger was nominated and won awards for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Best Actor International Award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards, for which he became the first actor to win an award posthumously, the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He died at the age of 28, from an accidental "toxic combination of prescription drugs." A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his penultimate performance, as the Joker in The Dark Knight, his death coming during editing of the film and casting a shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $180 million production. At the time of his death, on 22 January 2008, he had completed about half of his work performing the role of Tony in Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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