Star Focus – Wes Bentley

mainWes Bentley

Age: 36

Number of Roles: 43

Biggest Films: American Beauty (1999)

Awards: All his awards wins and nominations are for American Beauty

  • BAFTA Actor in a supporting role Nomination
  • Chicago Film Critics Association – Most Promising Actor
  • National Board of Review – Breakthrough Performance
  • Online Film & Television Association – Best Breakthrough Performance
  • Young Hollywood Awards – Best On-screen Chemistry

Debut Role: Julian Fincher – Three Below Zero (1998)3 below zero

Early Career: In 1998 Wes got his first two films, ‘Three Below Zero’ and ‘Beloved’. After these two roles he got his big break.

Television Roles: Wes hasn’t entered into the world of Television yet but is scheduled for American Horror Story Season 4.

1

American Beauty

Break Out Role: Ricky Fitts – American Beauty. This was his breakout role that got him right on the map in Hollywood, he got nominated for multiple awards for the role in the Oscar winning film.

Career: Following his success Wes went on to make comedy crime caper ‘The White River Kid’, Thomas Hardy novel ‘The Claim’, horror ‘Soul Survivor’ and remake ‘The Four Feathers’. After taking a few years away from film he returned for historical sports drama ‘The Game of Their Lives’ before being cast as the villain in ‘Ghost Rider’. He followed this up with a string of flops but has openly admitted he was taking roles just to pay for his addiction habits.

2

The Hunger Games

Recent Years: In 2010 he got a supporting role in ‘Jonah Hex’ uncredited role in ‘Underworld: Awakening’ thriller ‘Gone’ and the smash hit ‘The Hunger Games’. He has gone on to try and bring his career back on track by taking supporting roles or low budget films. Only time will tell how far his career can go.

Next Big Role: Interstellar

My Favourite Role: American Beauty

My Least Favourite Role: Soul Survivors

Films I Want to See That I Haven’t Seen: Dolan’s Cadillac, Pioneer

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