Top 5 Favourite Ben Foster Roles

Ben Foster is easily one of my favourite actors in Hollywood today, he has the ability to almost any role in any film, he has plenty of supporting roles but lacks to many leading roles, but this could change when he plays Lance Armstrong in The Program later this year. Today I am going to pick my favourite five roles out of the 49 names to his name.

5. Matt Arnold – Big Trouble (2002)big trouble

This is a comedy that really was a flop in the box office and had an all-star cast, Matt is the son of one of the main character who ends up getting caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong.

4. Bower – Pandorum (2009)pandorum

Bower wakes on a spaceship halfway through the mission to reach a new planet, but something has gone wrong as he must search the ship to find out what is cause the problems in the first place. This is one of my favourite sci-fi of all time and it all comes off very nicely.

3. The Stranger – 30 Days of Nights (2007)stranger

The stranger walks into the town of Barrow with a warning that the vampires are coming, we don’t learn too much about this character only that he is sent as the messenger.

2. Charlie Prince – 3:10 to Yuma (2007)yuma

This remake western starring to heavyweight actors in Russell Crowe and Christian Bale shows the Foster makes a great supporting character actor as his shines next to them both.

1.       Mars – Hostage (2005)hostage

Mars is the strange member of the group of thieves who ends up having a very psychotic side to how he conducts himself. Mars is easily one of the scariest villains I have seen in action film in recent years.


  1. Every time I see him in some movie I can hardly remember his name if not as the guy that looks like Megamind. LOL That thing is HUGE, his head.
    That and the fact that he is lucky enough to date Robin Wright.

  2. Absolutely, one of the best actors around – I added Hostage to my favourite Bruce Willis films largely because of how good Foster is in it. I want to see Foster as Roland in the upcoming Dark Tower adaptation (though he’d make a good Eddie or Flagg too)

  3. I love Ben Foster too, very cool actor. Nice post Darren 🙂

    30 Days of Night role and Pandorum role would definitely be in my top 5 too!

    Can’t believe you didn’t include his character Axe from Lone Survivor though (sad face!) – that’d be my no.1 slot I think, amazing film.

    I have a soft spot for his X-Men character too 🙂

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