Monday, September 15, 2008

Chivalry Still Exists in Hollywood...


...thanks to Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell.

The original story can be found here.

'Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' stars donate to Heath Ledger's daughter
By KORIN MILLER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Little Matilda Ledger's bank account just got a boost thanks to three generous actors.

Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, the actors who played variations of Heath Ledger's character Tony in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," have donated their pay from the film to the late star's 2-year-old daughter.

The actors made the donation out of concern for Matilda's financial future, as her father did not update his will to include the toddler after her birth.

"They didn't take money — it goes to Heath's daughter," director Terry Gilliam told Britain's The Sun newspaper.

"That's extraordinary! And wonderful . . . and when you're part of that, you think, 'Ah, this is maybe why I went into the movies in the beginning. I thought it would be full of wonderful people.'

"We've got a movie full of wonderful people who did extraordinary things to help."

Production on the film shut down for two months following Heath's death of an accidental drug overdose in January.

Donation aside, it's unlikely Matilda will be hard-up for cash in the future. The tike's mom, Michelle Williams, has three movies coming out in 2009, according to IMDB.com.

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May the gods smile upon these three men for taking care of Matilda in this way. They should be honorary godfathers - 'Three Men and a Baby' style! It is truly inspiring.

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