Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger

A sympathetic note struck by director-editor-screenwriter Richard Brody on NewYorker.com blog on the death of actor Heath Ledger:

"As we remember Ledger, it’s worth recalling the agonies that actors, from amateurs to stars, have to pull from their guts."

Any day we feel like beating up on ourselves for lack of creative courage, it could be good to remember Brody's kind and soothing thought.

Ledger, who played one of the two cowboys in love in Brokeback Mountain, was one actor with a lot of courage. I'm one of the very many sorry to see him go.


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1 comment:

Debra w said...

I agree, Peggy. Having an daughter who is an actor, I truly understand the truth about how they must pull from places that most of us would rather not go.

Heath's death really affected my daughter and many of her friends. His death was a definite loss for so many. Thank you for sharing this quote. I will pass it along to my daughter.