Gyllenhaal Supports Ledger Oscar Nod

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL is backing the campaign to have her late THE DARK KNIGHT
co-star HEATH LEDGER posthumously honored with an Oscar.

Christian Bale and Sir Michael Caine have both supported calls for Ledger to
receive a gong at next year’s (09) Academy Awards for his portrayal of The

And the actress believes Ledger deserves an award because his role was
inspiring to other actors.

She tells FanBolt, “In order to be a good actor you have to find a place where
you are free, but it’s very unusual to be absolutely free in the way that he
was in this movie.

“It was inspiring working with him. It was such a pleasure.

“In a way I feel funny about thinking about Oscars when he isn’t alive, but
at the same time I’m a member of the Academy and I would vote for him.”



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