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“He was the most alive human, and if it wasn’t on the edge, it didn’t interest him,” the I Am Heath Ledger trailer begins.

Brace yourself for a monsoon of tears. The I Am Heath Ledger trailer, released April 4 in honor of the late icon’s 38th birthday, offers a rare glimpse into the notoriously private actor’s life. The film features heartbreaking interviews and anecdotes from Ben Harper, Ang Lee, Ben Mendelsohn and many of Ledger's other closest friends, family and confidants. Fans will also have a chance to view never-before-seen footage, shot by Ledger himself.

I Am Heath Ledger will be released in select theaters beginning May 3 and will air on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET/PT on May 17.

In the meantime, we'll just be applying waterproof mascara and watching a 10 Things I Hate About You marathon.

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