Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Griffiths, Geoffrey Rush,
Directed by: Gregor Jordan
Written by: John Michael McDonagh
Distributor: Focus Features
Kelly (Ledger) and his brother Dan, sons of an Irish
pig thief exiled to the Australian penal colony in 1843,
formed the core of the Kelly Gang (with two other men),
an outlaw gang (they were called "bushrangers",
not "cowboys") that roamed across Australia
for over two wild years. Kelly was a clever bandit,
making his own homemade armor, including steel chest
plates and helmets, to stop bullets from stopping him.
Kelly was first arrested at 16 for horse stealing, but
he became an outlaw when he killed a police officer
who was harrassing his brother.
the incredibly dim and tedious Heath Ledger. Let me
guess though - all the 'English' will be insufferable
evil bastards. Except for the fine piece of English
totty as portrayed by Naomi Watts - who no doubt falls
for the rugged charms of an ersatz Aussie, of course.
Naturally the real bastard - Ned Kelly - will be depicted
as some sort of hero - when in actual fact he was a
raping, murdering evil sonofbitch. But that's movie
history for ya!