Date: 29th August 2001
Australian actor HEATH LEDGER is flattered to be compared to his countryman MEL GIBSON - though he's not pinning his hopes on the similarity.
The broody actor co-starred with legend Mel in PATRIOT, the (2000) , and now with the release of his first major star turn KNIGHT'S TALE, a (2001), he's expected to hit the same dizzy heights of stardom.
But down-to-earth Heath laughs, "It's incredible to be mentioned in the same breath as Mel, but the trouble is there's been seven or eight new Mel Gibsons in the last year. He's one of my heros. " (NFA/H)