Oscar Nominee Heath Ledger Got His Start In Soaps

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On the first anniversary of Heath Ledger's death, the actor has received a post-humous Oscar nomination for his role in last year's summer block buster The Dark Knight. But did you know Heath had soap origins? These clips feature Heath in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, where he played the role of Scott Irwin back in 1997.

Heath Ledger was an amazing actor and his performance as the Joker is well deserving of the Oscar nomination nod; once again it just goes to show that soaps can be a fantastic launch pad for actors.