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it actually makes me rather sad that heath ledger is dead. "10 things i hate about you" was pretty much the pinnacle of teenybopper shakespearean modern reinterpretation movies, "knight's tale" was a guilty, queen-infested pleasure, and i was really, really, really looking forward to "the dark knight." i mean, i still am, but man. heath ledger was the hot guy for all the girls who felt rebelliously kat-ish in high school. who doesn't want a guy to like you enough to sing "can't take my eyes off of you" in public with the accompaniment of a high school band? man, i'd still get all fluttery and squealy if someone whipped that out.

definitely the kind of actor you think "hey, hot and talented" rather than "hot but fuckin' retarded." it could have been one of a dozen more likely candidates. ugh. boo.

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vghoul
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
I keep seeing posts about this and I have no idea who Heath Ledger is.
anharaxiel
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
mmmm, you're really probably not missing much, in the overall scheme of things. boils down to hot, talented, australian movie star who was for the most part surprisingly drama-free, and notable for it. apart from being in memorable movies and apparently beginning to turn into a legendary actor, there's not much else you can say, since he seems to have been low-key and generally "serious about his craft" or whatever the cool kids call it. it's not really a cultural zeitgeist moment (at least, i don't think so, but who knows), but you're probably just seeing a general sort of "what? no way...him???? not like, pete doherty? or...britney spears?"

i'm sure that winter, recession, and a general atmosphere of "man, we are embroiled in suckitude" blues are being projected onto this news bit as well. in addition, a lot of dorky girls and boys have a lot of nostalgia for 10 things i hate about you, and a lot of dorky girls and boys populate the internets. there's probably an imbalanced representation in lj.
vghoul
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
I think the HOT part sufficiently explains most of the public pathos, let's be real here.

Now I feel like I missed out on something!
anharaxiel
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
well, since when does HOT not explain most of the public pathos? i mean...you can't be sad about something you weren't attracted to. "DUDE, I AM SO TORN UP ABOUT FRED THOMPSON QUITTING THE ELECTION. DUDE WAS SO UGLY AND APPEALING!"
vghoul
Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
See also: DUDE I AM SO SURPRISED DENNIS KUCINICH ISN'T GETTING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
spongeboob
Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
There goes my goal of having sex with him before I die.
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