A born director. A fearless actor. An unforgettable artist.
The first trailer for the “I am Heath Ledger” documentary has been released and it’s already reducing fans around the world to tears.
The emotional clip, which was released on Tuesday, features never-before-seen footage of the Australian actor, most of which was recorded by himself, as well as powerful tributes from his family, friends and Hollywood cast mates.
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At the beginning of the trailer, Ledger’s former girlfriend, model Christina Cauchi reminisces on Ledgers love for cameras.
“There were always cameras around, a video camera, a polaroid camera or the film camera. That’s the only way I think of him,” she says.
Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee then touched on his memories of the star.
“even as a supporting actor – he would always steal the show. That’s the power of Heath Ledger,” he said.
The much-loved actor passed away in 2008 after an accidental drug overdose.
The documentary “I Am Heath Ledger” will debut at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on April 23 before airing on Spike TV on May 17.
If you haven’t already grabbed the tissues, I recommend you do.