Heath Ledger: A rare photo of him posing a fast-food employee in an advertisement appears

Explosion from the past! Never seen photo of teenager Heath Ledger posing as a fast food employee appears online

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A rare photo of Australian legend Heath Ledger, years before he became an award-winning actor, has surfaced.

The never-before-seen photo, allegedly taken in 1996 prior to the star's rise, shows the then teenage actor posing as a fast-food employee in a commercial.

Heath has been uploaded to Facebook by film and TV makeup artist Paula Jane and is wearing a red and yellow colored work uniform.

Flashback! Never before seen photo of a young Heath Ledger and Michael Caton from The Castle has appeared (shown with TV makeup artist Paula Jane)

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Flashback! Never before seen photo of a young Heath Ledger and Michael Caton from The Castle has appeared (shown with TV makeup artist Paula Jane)

He is shown grinning while posing next to Michael Caton of the castle on the set of the advertisement.

& # 39; Today I was cleaning up my office and I found this polaroid from an old & # 39; Chicken Treat & # 39; commercial I did, & Paula wrote.

& # 39; Heath was so sweet. I don't think these commercials were ever broadcasted, & she added.

Young: Heath is reportedly featured in a 1996 fast food outlet & # 39; Chicken Treat & # 39; (pictured above at the Oscars in 2005)

Young: Heath is reportedly featured in a 1996 fast food outlet & # 39; Chicken Treat & # 39; (pictured above at the Oscars in 2005)

Young: Heath is reportedly featured in a 1996 fast food outlet & # 39; Chicken Treat & # 39; (pictured above at the Oscars in 2005)

Speak against Ten daily, Paula revealed that she worked with the actor many times and he was always so sweet & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; I met him years later in a store in Beverly Hills – he gave me a warm hug, & # 39; she said.

After appearing in a number of blockbuster films, including 10 Things I Hate About You and Blackrock, Heath became famous.

Rise to fame: Heath Ledger has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including The Dark Knight and 10 Things I Hate About You (shown as the Joker in The Dark Knight)

Rise to fame: Heath Ledger has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including The Dark Knight and 10 Things I Hate About You (shown as the Joker in The Dark Knight)

Rise to fame: Heath Ledger has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including The Dark Knight and 10 Things I Hate About You (shown as the Joker in The Dark Knight)

He was also nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a gay cowboy in the 2005 Brokeback Mountain movie.

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The Australian actor tragically died in 2008 of an apparent accidental overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 28.

Hollywood stars paid tribute to Heath at the premiere of The Dark Knight, the second last in the Batman series and the last film he completed.

Tragically: Heath died in 2008 of an apparent accidental overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 28 (shown in 2007)

Tragically: Heath died in 2008 of an apparent accidental overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 28 (shown in 2007)

Tragically: Heath died in 2008 of an apparent accidental overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 28 (shown in 2007)

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