Heath Ledger's film legacy has been memorialized by James Franco. The late actor's body of work is the subject of a new poem included in James' new book, Directing Herbert White, which reveals that both actors were up for many of the same roles prior to Ledger's death in 2008.
"There had been a time
The collection also includes pieces written from the perspective of the late River Phoenix and Lindsay Lohan.
When we were up for the same roles,
10 Things I Hate about You
(Based on The Taming of the Shrew),
And The Patriot --
Funny, you were Australian and so was Mel --
You were the knight in A Knight's Tale..."