The 2001 Premiere of 'A Knight's Tale'
On May 11, 2001, A Knight’s Tale arrived in theaters with then-rising star Heath Ledger acting as leading man. The late actor, who earned one of his first big-screen credits for the gig, played William Thatcher, a squire with a talent for jousting. Also featuring Shannyn Sossamon (pictured above), Rufus Sewell, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, and Paul Bettany, the movie brought in $117.5 worldwide and became a favorite among viewers. See photos from A Knight’s Tale‘s 2001 premiere, ahead.