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|Competition, action, occasional maiming and -- unlike figure skating -- there's an unbiased way to keep score. Jousting has all the ingredients of a successful sport in the new film, "A Knight's Tale," which debuts May 11.
So, Page 2 asked the movie's star, Heath Ledger, 10 burning questions that others wouldn't dare to ask.
Ledger: Physically, William in "A Knight's Tale." He can joust! He can knock people off horses! 2. What are the skills a good jouster needs? Do you have them?
Ledger: Good balance and a really strong forearm. I have good balance. 3. Will jousting make a comeback? Should it be in the Olympics?
Ledger: No, of course it won't make a comeback. But why not put it in the Olympics? It'd be funny. 4. You like musicals. What's your favorite?
Ledger: Yeah, it was OK. I think my mom liked it a bit more, though. 6. Why is Australian rules football better than American football?
Ledger: Australian rules players are more aerobically fit. They don't stop running, and they score goals constantly. 7. Do you follow any American sports?
Ledger: Yeah, basketball. I like the Lakers. Just because I live in L.A., I guess. I just follow the crowd. 8. After "10 Things I Hate About You," why did you refuse to make any more teen movies?
Ledger: The scripts were boring. 9. What's the worst thing about having millions of teenage girls adoring you?
Ledger: The ability to fly. Definitely. I mean, what can you do with the strength of 100 men? Crush someone? Flying is the ultimate. You're free. Send this story to a friend | Most sent stories
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