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Patrick Verona
Universe: The Movie
Patrick Verona Heath Ledger
Vital statistics
Hair Brown
Age 18
Relationship Katrina Stratford
Education Padua High School
Family Unknown
Cast Heath Ledger
"Well, she is or she isn't. See first of all, Joey is not half the man you are. Secondly, don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it."
―Patrick Verona

Patrick Verona is an eighteen year old senior student and male protagonist of the film "10 Things I Hate About You", alongside Kat Stratford, the female protagonist, and is portrayed by Heath Ledger.

He is a new student to Padua High School who moved from Milwaukee the same year the movie begins. He is known as the resident “bad boy” who drinks, smokes cigarettes, and can be seen at a pool hall. He speaks in a partial Australian accent (often lapsing into American) because he lived in Australia until he was ten. He is based on Petruchio, the male lead of The Taming of the Shrew, and his last name is a reference to Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet and Petruchio’s hometown in the play.

Personality and Appearance[]

Patrick is fit and tall for his age, which contributes to his intimidating reputation. He has curly, shoulder-length, brown hair, in which matches his eyes in color. He also has golden-natural skin.

Patrick is known to others as scary or unapproachable due to non-sensical rumors about him (like lighting state troopers on fire and spending a year in juvenile before escaping). He is seen smoking and drinking before quitting to be in a relationship with Kat. As the movie proceeds and he and Katarina get closer, he's shown to be loving, caring, and quite satirical.