10 Things I Hate About You is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. In it, new student Cameron wants to date Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) but her father's strange rule prohibits it: she can't date until her older, anti-social sister Kat (Julia Stiles) does. Cameron then pays bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date Kat. This movie marked the grand debut of Heath Ledger, The Heartthrob. It had everything: underage drinking, awkward emotional outbursts, a musical number, unrequited crushes, grand romantic gestures, a prom, plus a very tiny Joseph Gordon Levitt.