Heath Ledger

Stephen Vaughan and DC Comics; Ash Knotek/Snappers/ZUMA Press

For all those malcontents out there who think I did so badly by Heath Ledger, since I was one of the first—if not the first—to blab globally that Ledger's untimely, horrific death was due largely to his drug habits, I can sorta make amends here:

There's some great benevolence going on in the mucho talented actor's professional absence.

Australians in Film, the fab Aussie movie organization that just got eclipsed by native Abbie Cornish when she debuted baddie BF Ryan Phillippe at their last awards gala, is sponsoring a scholarship in the Dark Knight star's name.

Check it out, it's a great opportunity for anybody with a modicum of edgy chutzpah, the kind that was so evident in Ledger's work. Specifically, to be sure, I mean his role as The Joker, which is so garnering him a posthumous Oscar, according to everybody Oscar-connected I dish with.

Certainly hope so, he was, by far, the best thing in the movie, so do him proud more so, all you aspiring flickmakers! If ya do, I hear such famous Australians as Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman, among others, are "dying" to help out and contribute big bucks, so should be a very sweet award here, folks. Very.

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