Williams told Variety the "Succession" actor helped "hold the weight of a child's broken heart."
"I just wanted to get something that Heath had," the actor said of his late co-star.
Joker's origins in "The Dark Knight" might have been different.
The actor said his late co-star "refused" to participate in an opening monologue that poked fun at the film's gay love story.
Joaquin used his acceptance speech to honor the late actor, who played the Joker in "The Dark Knight."
Michelle Williams went from the teen troublemaker of “Dawson’s Creek” to an award-winning film and television actor who starred in “Brokeback Mountain” and “Fosse/Verdon.”
The “Spider-Man: Far From Home” actor said his "Brokeback" co-star, who died in 2008, "would never joke" about the gay romance at the heart of their film.
The 38-year-old starred in the iconic 1999 romantic comedy alongside the late Heath Ledger.
Julia Stiles, the director, Ledger's agent and other insiders share an oral history of the beloved 1999 teen movie.
The two separated months before he died of an accidental drug overdose.