4th April ~ notable birth date ~ Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008) ~ our birthday wishes for today go to ~ Robert Downey Jr ~ Jill Scott ~ Hugo Weaving & Curren$y ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

Heath Ledger

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Heath Ledger
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Born Heath Andrew Ledger
4 April 1979
PerthWestern Australia
Died 22 January 2008 (aged 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death
Prescription drug intoxication
Occupation Actormusic video director
Years active 1992–2008
Partner(s) Michelle Williams (2004–2007)
Children Matilda Rose Ledger (b. 2005)

Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Monster’s Ball (2001), Ned Kelly (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Casanova (2005), Candy (2006), I’m Not There (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus(2009).[1] He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.[2]

For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role[3] and for the Academy Award for Best Actor.[4] 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.[5]

Ledger died on 22 January 2008[4][6] from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs.[7][8][9] A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. His death occurred during editing of The Dark Knight and in the midst of filming his last role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. His untimely death cast a sombre shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $180 million Batman production.[10] Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his critically acclaimed performance in the film, including the Academy Award forBest 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),[11] the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture,[12] and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Robert Downey, Jr.

 

Robert Downey, Jr.
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Downey in Paris at the premiere of Iron Man 3, April 14, 2013
Born Robert John Downey, Jr.
April 4, 1965 (age 48)
ManhattanNew York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, comedian
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s)
Children 2
Parents Robert Downey, Sr.

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor who made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father Robert Downey, Sr.‘s film Pound. He has appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as Less Than Zero and Weird Science. Other films he has starred in include Air AmericaSoapdish, and Natural Born Killers. He starred as Charlie Chaplin, the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, earning him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000 for drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart‘s love interest. His performance was praised and he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved sobriety.

His more recent films include The Singing DetectiveKiss Kiss Bang BangA Scanner DarklyGothikaZodiac and Tropic Thunder, for which he was nominated an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2008, Downey played the role of Marvel superhero Tony Stark / Iron Man in the live action film Iron Man, a role he reprised in Iron Man 2Marvel’s The Avengers, and Iron Man 3. He reprised his role in a cameo appearance in The Incredible Hulk. He will again reprise his role in the upcoming films, Avengers: Age of Ultron and another Avengers sequel. In 2009, he played the title character in Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes and again in 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Downey has starred in six movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Two of those films, The Avengers and Iron Man 3, each earned over $1 billion. Downey tops theForbes list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors with an estimated $75 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013

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Jill Scott

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Jill Scott
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Scott performing as part of “Jazz in the Gardens”, March 17, 2012
Background information
Born April 4, 1972 (age 41)
Origin PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaU.S.
Genres Contemporary R&Bhip hop,soulneo souljazzspoken word
Occupations Singer-songwriterpoetactress
Years active 1999–present
Labels Hidden Beach (2000–2010)
Blues Babe / Warner Bros.(2011–present)
Website www.missjillscott.com

Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter, actress, and poet. Since 1999, Scott has made a reputation for being a classic, thought provoking artist gained by her 2000 multi-platinum selling debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. Her followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 released in 2004, and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 released in 2007 both achieved gold status. She made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. She also appeared as the lead role in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

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Hugo Weaving

 

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Hugo Weaving
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Weaving at the premiere of The Turning at the2014 Berlin Film Festival.
Born Hugo Wallace Weaving
4 April 1960 (age 53)
IbadanNigeria
Residence SydneyNew South Wales,Australia
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1980–present
Partner(s) Katrina Greenwood (1984–present)
Children 2
Relatives Samara Weaving (Niece)

Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian film and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy and Elrond in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy. He first rose to prominence for his performance as Martin in Proof. Other notable works include Tick in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertV in V for VendettaRed Skull inCaptain America: The First Avenger and multiple roles in Cloud Atlas. He has also provided the voice Rex in BabeNoah in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two and Megatron in the Transformers film series as well as starring in numerous Australian character dramas. He has received many award nominations and wins during his career, including a Satellite Award, an MTV Movie Award and several Australian Film Institute Awards.

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Currensy

Curren$y
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Background information
Birth name Shante Scott Franklin
Born April 4, 1981 (age 32)
Origin New Orleans, LouisianaU.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2002–present
Labels Jet Life Recordings, Warner Bros. Records (current)
No Limit RecordsCash Money RecordsYoung Money EntertainmentRoc-A-Fella RecordsDef Jam (former)
Associated acts Jet LifeSoulja SlimWiz Khalifa,Ski BeatzThe AlchemistHarry FraudStyles PSmoke DZA,FiendLil Wayne504 Boyz
Website www.currensyspitta.com

Shante Scott Franklin (born April 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Curren$y is an American rapper from New OrleansLouisiana.

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