Both actors worked together on
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
before Ledger’s untimely death in 2008. “(
The Dark Knight
) wasn’t out, but I knew how excited he was. I was talking to his friends about it, who had been involved in the process, and they were so jazzed about how people were going to react to him,” said Garfield.
The actor says whatever he has learned from Ledger, he will incorporate that in his style of acting. “What I learned from watching him in that movie was that it was so honest and specific. Somehow he made this very broad character incredibly honest and human. There’s so much to be learned from that,” he said.