Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Turned Down An Oscars Appearance Over ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Jokes

Published on Apr 09, 2020

Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Turned Down An Oscars Appearance Over ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Jokes

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 12 years since the sudden passing of Academy Award-winning actor Heath Ledger. And though his legacy seems to be highlighted by one of his final performances as a psychotic, anarchist clown in “The Dark Knight,” many will fondly remember him for his variety of roles, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in the award-winning film, “Brokeback Mountain.”

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And though the film might draw some snickers and the odd, tone-deaf joke, even 15 years after its release, co-star Jake Gyllenhaal recalls a time when Ledger was not here for those stupid comments.

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Author: Charles Barfield