Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rest Peacefully Heath

You know, it really sucks when anyone dies in their prime. Heath Ledger was found dead today in his apartment in Manhattan. I could care less about the circumstances at the moment; he had a such potential and had some much talent. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Brokeback Mountain, he had a powerful performance in Monster's Ball, and he is going to be the Joker in the Dark Knight (he had finished filming before his death.) What makes this situation so disappointing is he was only 28, whatever performances that he could have given in the future will never happen now.

It's sad really, because I really liked him for one good reason. He was not like these Hollywood celebrities who need you to know everything that is happening to them right then and there. He got my respect for his skillful performances and he didn't make waves. No matter what you believe, God or not, this goes to show that are lives are short. He lived his life, and I only hope that he finds peace in the next life.

[EDIT] Since I found out about Heath's passing all I could think about was one of my favorite movie quotes. Coincidently it comes from another talented, ill-fated actor James Dean:
"I never thought I'd live to see eighteen. Isn't that dumb? Every day, I look in the mirror and say, What? You still here? Man! Like even today. I woke up this morning, you know? And the sun was shining and everything was nice, and I thought this is going to be one terrific day, so you better live it up, boy because tomorrow maybe you'll be gone." ~ James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause

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