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The Heath Ledger Movie You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

When we think of Heath Ledger, we often think of an individual who was a forceful presence in Hollywood and an actor whose performances have stood the test of time. While Ledger is both of these things, his time in Hollywood was, in actuality, fairly brief. Working from the late 1990s up until his death in 2008, Ledger is most known for his three most famous films –- "10 Things I Hate About You," "Brokeback Mountain," and "The Dark Knight." In total, Ledger had 18 credited film roles, most of which were released in the early-to-mid 2000s.

Despite the relative dearth of well-received content in his filmography –- Ledger struggled to kick the "pretty boy" image he was associated with following his successful turn in "10 Things I Hate About You" –- he is remembered as one of the greatest actors of our time. Certainly, a portion of this remembrance is due to the tragic nature of his death, but when looking back through his repertoire, his acting speaks for itself. Even in his films that were less-than-successful (of which there are many), Ledger never lost the charm and enthusiasm he is so well known for.

If you're not familiar with the entirety of Ledger's filmography, we're here to enlighten you. To give you a sense of where these films fall on an emotional, psychological scale of sorts, we've turned to the stars to evaluate these films more thoroughly. Read on to discover which Heath Ledger movie you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: 10 Things I Hate About You

It makes sense that Ledger's breakthrough role -– his first American film, actually –- would align most closely with Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Born between March 21 and April 19, Arians are passionate fire signs who love competition and being on top. They tend to act before thinking and are easily angered. Nonetheless, they are also courageous, determined, and have a generous spirit underneath their fiery exterior.

In many ways, the sign of Aries represents Kat (Julia Stiles), the main character of the film and Heath Ledger's love interest. Kat is very intelligent but often acts standoffish around her peers and finds high school drama tedious and beneath her. This presents a problem for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), who is not allowed to date until Kat has a boyfriend. To solve this dilemma, Bianca enlists the help of a charming new student, Patrick (Ledger), to woo her prickly sister.

Based on Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," "10 Things I Hate About You" is filled with characters determined to get their way. In particular, Kat is determined to stand her ground and not participate in typical high school activities. Meanwhile, her impatient younger sister –- who also displays several qualities of an Aries -– can't wait for her teenage life to truly begin. Kat and Patrick's romance is naturally fiery, and Ledger's exuberant passion in the film makes it a perfect fit for the restless baby of the zodiac.

Taurus: The Patriot

Born between April 20 and May 20, Taureans are earth signs symbolized by the bull. Very patient and practical individuals, those born under this sign have a reputation for being quite stubborn and set in their ways. They are very responsible individuals who are always devoted to the task at hand, and they tend to be homebodies who like for everything to be in its place.

If we're talking about stubbornness and devotion to one's home, we're obliged to mention "The Patriot," the 2000 film starring Mel Gibson. Gibson plays Benjamin Martin, a former military captain and widower who now lives on a farm with his seven children. After refusing to join the military at the start of the Revolutionary War, Martin is forced to join the effort when one son is brutally murdered by a British officer, and another (played by Ledger) joins the Army. Despite his previously held pacifist beliefs, Martin's efforts become pivotal to the struggle.

"The Patriot" follows a stubborn father who is dedicated to providing stability for his family, which is why the sign of Taurus aligns most closely with the film. Ledger's character in the movie is also extremely stubborn, even going so far as to join the Army explicitly against his father's wishes. It may be an overblown (and historically inaccurate, as the Los Angeles Times noted when the film was released) war epic, but it can't rightly be overlooked in terms of Ledger's career trajectory. We have to include it because we're just stubborn that way.

Gemini: I'm Not There

The 2007 film "I'm Not There" is, to put it simply, an unconventional biographical film about the life of Bob Dylan. The film follows six different personas inspired by Dylan at different times in his life, each played by a different actor. The cast of the film includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, and Ben Whishaw. Heath Ledger plays Robbie Clark, an actor portraying singer Jack Rollins (the Dylan character played by Bale).

"I'm Not There" depicts Bob Dylan as an extremely, adaptable, chameleon-like person, which is why it fits in with the sign of Gemini. Born between May 21 and June 20, Geminis are known as the communicators of the zodiac, and they are symbolized by the twins. They are especially known for their versatility, something that, at times, can come off as superficiality or flakiness. Geminis are quick-witted people who love to entertain, and part of their versatile nature comes from the fact that they are extremely curious and love to learn new things.

More so than any "biographical" film in recent memory, "I'm Not There" takes a fragmented, mutated look at its subject. For those with a Gemini mentality, this makes a lot of sense –- people are never just one thing for their entire lives, after all. "I'm Not There" takes that supposition quite literally, with fascinating results.

Cancer: Brokeback Mountain

Even if you've never seen "Brokeback Mountain," you probably know about "Brokeback Mountain." The 2006 film was notable for being one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to feature a gay love story and be met with critical acclaim. Though it missed out on best picture and acting awards – For Ledger, Gyllenhaal, and Williams – it won filmmaker Ang Lee the Oscar for best director.

Set in the 1960s, the film follows two men, Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Ledger), who are hired as shepherds in the mountains of Wyoming. They begin a love affair one night on Brokeback Mountain, and their relationship continues sporadically for twenty years, even though they both marry women (played by Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway).

"Brokeback Mountain" is a very heartfelt, earnest film, which is why it pairs well with the sign of Cancer. Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are emotional water signs who have a strong connection to home and family. Empathetic and very loyal, Cancers tend to hold on to their loved ones very tightly. Because of their emotional, imaginative nature, they are often very nostalgic individuals. All of this connects perfectly to "Brokeback Mountain," especially since both men –- especially the quiet, thoughtful Ennis -– refuse to let go of one another, even when all hope is lost. Plus, if you're a Cancer, there is a high likelihood you will cry while watching this film, which is what it's all about, right?

Leo: Casanova

The sign of Leo –- which represents those born between July 23 and August 22 –- is a sign associated with passion, creativity, and fire. Those born under this sign are said to be confident, extravagant individuals who have a strong desire to stand out and receive respect and admiration from their peers. They love to entertain while basking in luxury and are often associated with royalty like their corresponding animal, the lion.

The most passionate, dramatic character in Ledger's filmography has got to be none other than Casanova himself, as depicted in the 2005 film of the same name. Ledger embodies the famous womanizer with charm and panache, reveling in Casanova's passion for seduction. The turning point in the film comes when Casanova finds himself falling for Francesca (Sienna Miller), an independent woman who writes feminist literature in secret and despises Casanova's philandering antics. To get closer to her and avoid expulsion from his city, Casanova disguises himself with several different identities that provide him with relative anonymity.

"Casanova" is all about passion without temperance, a theme that aligns well with the particularly hedonistic sign of the Leo. Casanova does learn his lesson in the end -– Leos are not without introspection, after all -– but his legend lives on, as we very well know. It's Ledger at his most Leo-like, and we can't complain about that.

Virgo: The Order

By all accounts, "The Order" is not a good film –- it has a single-digit score on Rotten Tomatoes –- but we're inclined to include it, for posterity's sake. Ledger plays Alex, a young priest who is sent to Rome to investigate the suspicious death of an excommunicated priest. While there, Alex gets sucked into an ancient mystery involving "sin eaters," individuals with the power to take away sin and send even the most debased among us to heaven.

Born between August 23 and September 23, Virgos are analytical, hardworking individuals with a keen eye for detail. You can always find Virgos processing information and trying to create practical solutions to problems. Because they are so hardworking, they can sometimes come across as uptight and in need of a break and some relaxation.

The central plot of "The Order" follows Ledger's character as he gets embroiled in a mystery from which he cannot escape. In Virgo fashion, Alex refuses to abandon the issue, which puts him and those around him in mortal (and immortal) danger. As Alex soon finds out, this may be one mystery that is better left unsolved.

Libra: Ned Kelly

It may not seem like it at first, but the 2003 film "Ned Kelly" is all about justice –- or the lack thereof. The film follows our titular character (Ledger), a 19th-century bushranger in Victoria. After being imprisoned and arrested for crimes he did not commit, Kelly, along with his brother, Dan (Laurence Kinlan), and two friends (Orlando Bloom and Philip Barantini), go on the run to evade the heroes. Along the way they begin robbing banks to survive, distributing the funds to poor families, and becoming folk heroes in the process.

"Ned Kelly" depicts its lead characters as individuals trying to find justice in an unjust world, which is why it is best represented by the sign of Libra. Born between September 23 and October 22, Libras are symbolized by the scales and associated with the archetype of the diplomat. They tend to be interested in justice and equality, with an inherent dislike of disorder and conflict.

While Ned Kelly and his gang certainly see their fair share of conflict in the film, everything they do is the result of desperation. Had they been given a fair run of things, there would have been no need for them to become outlaws and commit the crimes they were forced to commit. It's only because they were dealt such unfair cards that they decided the only thing they could do was go on the run and retaliate, something that, to them, was the only justice they could imagine.

Scorpio: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" was the last film Heath Ledger ever starred in and was released a year after his death following a delay in production. The film follows Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), the elderly leader of a traveling theater troupe. Doctor Parnassus is even older than he seems, as he made a deal with the devil many years earlier that promised him immortality. The only catch is that his firstborn daughter, Valentina (Lily Cole), has been promised to the devil when she turns sixteen. To reverse her fate, Doctor Parnassus makes another deal with the devil, promising that he will deliver him five souls in exchange for his daughter's.

Doctor Parnassus can accomplish this using his Imaginarium, a magical world that transforms according to patrons' desires. If they choose the journey to self-fulfillment, their souls are saved, but if they choose to live in easy ignorance, their souls belong to the devil. Doctor Parnassus' attraction is made all the more alluring with the addition of a new "barker," played by Ledger.

Sorry to all the Scorpios out there –- the devil is a total Scorpio. Born between October 23 and November 21, Scorpios are incredibly intuitive, cunning, and strategic. They tend to have a mystery and an intensity about them and, out of all the signs, are most inclined to exhibit controlling behavior. Doctor Parnassus' Imaginarium is all about intuiting people's deepest desires for material or spiritual gain, a dangerous trick that is especially representative of a Scorpio frame of mind.

Sagittarius: Lords of Dogtown

Helmed by "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke, 2005's "Lords of Dogtown" looks at the skateboarding scene that began in Venice Beach in the 1970s. The film follows a group of skaters known as the Z-Boys –- Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk), and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch) — along with their manager, board designer Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger). When a drought hits Southern California, all the pools in the city are emptied, and the Z-boys –- normally surfers -– hit the empty pools with skateboards, creating an entirely new sport.

Skateboarding is one of the most rule-breaking, open-ended sports out there, which is why it makes the most sense that "Lords of Dogtown" be associated with the sign of Sagittarius. Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarians are known as the travelers of the zodiac, and they are symbolized by the archer. Those born under this sign are said to always be striving for self-improvement and on a quest for knowledge and truth. Out of all the signs in the zodiac, Sagittarians are the ones most predisposed to spontaneity and rule-breaking, and they tend to have very restless energy.

Skateboarding is an inherently restless, anti-establishment sport, especially since skaters are often associated with things like trespassing. For the skaters in "Lords of Dogtown," this restless, energetic spirit leads them to fame and success, but it also becomes a downfall for some of them. As is true with every sign in the zodiac, each sign's strengths can become weaknesses, depending on the circumstances.

Capricorn: A Knight's Tale

Born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorns are practical earth signs associated with the archetype of the leader. They tend to be those friends you have who are highly responsible and have acted like adults since childhood. Capricorns are very motivated by the idea of success and are often said to repress any pesky emotions that might get in the way of them achieving their goals. They have a lot of discipline and self-control, often considering themselves very self-reliant individuals.

The 2001 film "A Knight's Tale" follows an unlikely hero who succeeds despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Heath Ledger plays William Thatcher, a peasant working as an apprentice under a knight named Hector. When Sir Hector dies in the middle of a tournament, William takes his place, going on to win the tournament and subsequently disguise himself as a noble knight. With the help of the other apprentices (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), William trains and takes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

Because he had to support himself from a young age, William is a very hardworking, responsible person. His father told him when he was younger that it was his duty to "change his stars," which is why he seizes the opportunity to become the knight he had always wanted to be. It's a tale of leadership, fate, and discipline, which is a very Capricorn story indeed.

Aquarius: The Dark Knight

Born between January 20 and February 18, Aquarians are cerebral air signs known as the humanitarians of the zodiac. They tend to have big ideas about how to change the world, but their radical views often mean they are relegated to the fringes of society. Though they can often be found thinking about how to better humanity, they have a tendency to be disconnected from other human beings themselves. Eccentric, progressive individuals, Aquarians are true originals.

At its core, "The Dark Knight" -– the role Ledger is perhaps best known for -– is about two opposing perspectives on what the world should be. On the one hand, Ledger's Joker wants to sow the seeds of destructive chaos and doesn't think the world deserves saving. Christian Bale's Batman does want to save the world and thinks it can be better than it is, despite his stubborn insistence on separating himself from it.

Both characters represent this Aquarian impulse to manifest change, even if their strategies for doing so may be quite different. What they do both have in common is a sort of disconnect between their own personas and the world around them, a problem that tends to plague Aquarians in particular. They are both outcasts, but they understand their roles as the "saviors" of humanity very differently. This dichotomy is what makes the film so great, and Ledger's haunting performance only further solidifies this central tension.

Pisces: The Brothers Grimm

2005's "The Brothers Grimm" takes the real-life story of its titular characters and gives it a fantastical Hollywood twist. In this telling of the story, Wilhelm (Matt Damon) and Jacob (Heath Ledger) are not folktale experts but con men. Their con involves them creating a fictional creature or monster to terrify a community and then vanquishing the beast themselves –- all for money, of course. Everything changes when they are hired by a man named Cavaldi (Peter Stormare) to fight an actual curse that has caused 10 girls to be kidnapped from a village.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and it applies to those born between February 19 and March 20. Those born under this sign are associated with fantasy and the dream world, and they are said to be the most intuitive of the entire zodiac. Pisces are often said to be divided between fantasy and reality, which often makes them exceedingly romantic and imaginative individuals.

While these qualities may not immediately describe the Brothers Grimm, the business in which they work is very much connected to the realm of the Pisces. They quite literally traffic in fantasies and dreams (or nightmares, to be more specific), a topic often associated with the sign of Pisces. Moreover, their encounter with actual magic and curses points them in the direction of their true calling –- recording these magical tales before they are forgotten.