Depp, Farrell and Law Donate Paychecks To Matilda Ledger

August 14, 2008 By:
Depp, Farrell and Law Donate Paychecks To Matilda Ledger

Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell , and Jude Law all took over for the role Heath Ledger started to play in his last movie before his death, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. The three all play different versions of the character in the fantasy-like film.

Because Heath left all of his money to his father at the time of his death, Johnny, Colin, and Jude wanted to make sure Matilda wasn't being left out, so they've all donated their paychecks from the film to her.

Director Terry Gilliam says of his leading men,"The three actors were totally heroic coming in. This doesn't happen very often . . . where there's a tragedy like this, and very famous, very successful actors suddenly say, 'Okay, we'll do whatever it takes to help.' They came; they did the work; they allowed the movie to be finished; they didn't take money–the money goes to Heath's daughter. 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.' And in our case, we've got a movie full of wonderful people, who did extraordinary things to help."

Wow that just brought tears to our eyes. Bravo!