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Heath Ledger was a fantastic actor and a great friend, but did you know that he was also a committed, rather excellent chess player? This oddly pleasing, random fact about the late, great Heath Ledger recently resurfaced on Reddit and it's totally worth sharing.

In an interview with MTV, Ledger once revealed "I’ve played since I was a kid. I play at least one game a day," and other chess players at New York's famed Washington Square Park chess world confirmed his passion for the game.

Heath reclines seductively as Casanova / Buena Vista Pictures
Heath reclines seductively as Casanova / Buena Vista Pictures

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Chess regular Earl Biggs told People magazine:

"I saw him a few times... He seemed like a nice guy. He’d usually lose. We played for a couple of dollars and he’d lose a few dollars. He just had fun, he loved it. We’d talk trash talk at the chess table … Oh, you don’t want to know what we’d say! We’d say things to him like, ‘How can you make that move! How can you make a move like that!!!’ And he’d just laugh. Heath would just come around and jump into a game. People walking by didn’t bother him. We didn’t talk about anything personal except, 'Hey, you owe me five dollars!'"

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[Source: Reddit, People]


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