Why Famous: Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight
- 1999-03-31 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released
- 2005-12-09 "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
- 2008-07-14 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York
- 2009-02-22 Heath Ledger posthumously wins Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight"