If I was a young up and coming actor in Hollywood, I would probably consider turning down any roles that involve a dark, gothic theme, white clown makeup, bad eye liner, and long, greasy hair. Although Heath Ledger was far more established in the acting community, Brandon Lee had a lot of potential as well. Although purely speculative, my gut tells me that Heath Ledger's death was accidental, similar to Brandon Lee's death. They both died at the age of 28 – another eerie similarity between these 2 young actors. I'm not particularly superstitious, and it's probably just a coincidence. But it made me pause and think.
I wonder what kind of work Brandon Lee would have done had he lived. And now, Heath Ledger joins the ranks of unfortunate unmet potential.