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Heath's Final Film Might Be Salvaged

Heathledger_ap_focusfeatures_2 When an actor dies during filming, most projects get scrapped. For example, as reported by E! Online, singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001 before completing her scenes on the last two Matrix movies, and the Wachowski brothers couldn't salvage her footage. When River Phoenix overdosed on the sidewalk in front of the Viper Room in 1993, his last project, Dark Blood, was scrapped immediately.

However, when Brandon Lee was infamously -- and accidently -- shot by a faulty prop gun on the set of The Crow, only eight days of production were left and director Alex Proyas soldiered on. A stuntman was used as a body double, and Proyas used special effects to put Lee's face on the stuntman's body.

Now it seems Terry Gilliam is looking to keep Heath Ledger's last work alive with the magic of CGI as well. Ledger's co-star on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and veteran actor Christopher Plummer told PEOPLE that "Terry's throwing himself into the job of trying to salvage the picture," in the hope of being able to dedicate the $30-million picture to the late Australian actor.

--Anna Bengel

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Brandon Lee carried the torch bravely. May the Legend of Bruce Lee live on in our hearts and minds. Let us never forget what Bruce Lee lived for.

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