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Ben Foster is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 29 october 1980 at Boston (USA)

Ben Foster

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Birth name Benjamin A. Foster
Nationality USA
Birth 29 october 1980 (38 years) at Boston (USA)

Benjamin A. "Ben" Foster (born October 29, 1980) is an American actor. He has had roles in films including The Laramie Project, Liberty Heights, Get Over It, The Punisher, Hostage, X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, 30 Days of Night, The Messenger, Bang Bang You're Dead, The Mechanic, Contraband, Pandorum, and Lone Survivor. He received best supporting actor nominations from both the Saturn and Satellite Awards for his 2007 role in the film 3:10 to Yuma.

Biography

Né à Boston, dans le Massachusetts, ses parents Gillian et Steven Foster ainsi que son frère Jon sont d'origine juive par leur grand-mère paternelle qui est d'origine russe.

Ils démémagent à ses quatre ans à Fairfield, Iowa, après un cambriolage traumatisant. Il pratique la méditation transcendentale depuis et rejoint la Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment.

À seize ans, il quitte l'école pour Los Angeles afin de se lancer dans une carrière d'acteur.


Carrière


Lors de ses douze ans, il a écrit, réalisé et interprété un rôle dans une pièce de théâtre qui obtient un prix international.

En 1996, il est engagé pour la première fois dans une série télévisée Disney Channel Flash Forward. La même année, il débute sa carrière au cinéma avec un rôle secondaire dans le film Kounterfeit.

En 1998, il auditionne pour le rôle du film Donnie Darko qu'il n'obtient pas (le rôle a été obtenu par Jake Gyllenhaal).

C'est en 1999 qu'il obtient son premier rôle principal (Ben Kurtzman) qui le fait connaître du public dans le film Liberty Heights de Barry Levinson.

En 2005, il se fait connaître davantage grâce au rôle de Russell Corwin dans la série télévisée Six Feet Under.

En 2006, il obtient le rôle de Warren Worthington III / Angel dans X-Men : L'Affrontement final (X-Men: The Last Stand).

En juillet 2013, il a été choisi pour incarner le rôle de Lance Armstrong dans le prochain film de Stephen Frears.

Best films

Warcraft (2016)
(Actor)
Inferno (2016)
(Actor)
Lone Survivor (2013)
(Actor)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
(Actor)
Contraband (2012)
(Actor)
The Punisher (2004)
(Actor)

Usually with

Oren Moverman
Oren Moverman
(2 films)
Peter Berg
Peter Berg
(3 films)
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Foster (38 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Hostiles
Hostiles (2018)
, 2h14
Directed by Scott Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons
Roles Sergeant Charles Wills
Rating71% 3.5943253.5943253.5943253.5943253.594325
En 1892, le capitaine Joseph J. Blocker, légende de l'armée américaine, est chargé d'une mission qu'il accepte à contrecœur. Avec ses hommes, il doit escorter Yellow Hawk, un chef de guerre cheyenne mourant, ainsi que sa famille, pour retourner sur leurs terres tribales. Durant le voyage entre le Nouveau-Mexique et le Montana, les militaires et les Cheyennes vont devoir faire preuve de solidarité et d'entraide, pour survivre au périple, aux Comanches et aux trappeurs hostiles qu'ils vont croiser. Ils vont aussi croiser la route d'une veuve dont la famille a été assassinée par un raid comanche.
Rock'n Roll, 2h3
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Johnny Hallyday, Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Camille Rowe, Philippe Lefebvre, Gilles Lellouche
Roles Ben Foster
Rating59% 2.9924352.9924352.9924352.9924352.992435
Guillaume Canet, comédien de 43 ans, se remet en question le jour où, sur un plateau de tournage, sa jeune partenaire à l'écran lui dit qu'il n'est plus un objet de désir pour les femmes de la jeune génération. La raison ? Sa vie de famille bien rangée avec Marion Cotillard, son fils Lucien, sa maison de campagne, sa passion pour les chevaux. Guillaume comprend qu'il faut tout faire pour changer cette image ringarde et plus vraiment sexy.
The Finest Hours, 2h7
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Pine, Graham McTavish, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Josh Stewart, Holliday Grainger
Roles Richard Livesey
Rating67% 3.3968053.3968053.3968053.3968053.396805
The rescue mission took place in 1952 off the Cape Cod coast after two oil tankers, SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton, were destroyed by treacherous winter winds and waves. The crew of motor life boat CG 36500 and the crew of a surfboat from the USCGC Yakutat heroically rescued nearly all the tankers' crewmen.
Inferno
Inferno (2016)
, 2h1
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Poésie, Films about religion, Adaptation d'un poème
Actors Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Roles Bertrand Zobrist
Rating61% 3.0949053.0949053.0949053.0949053.094905
Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days. He then teams up with the doctor Sienna Brooks, to help him recover.
Comancheria
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Western
Themes Heist films
Actors Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey, Kevin Rankin
Roles Tanner Howard
Rating75% 3.7973353.7973353.7973353.7973353.797335
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother plan a bank robbery to save their family's West Texas farm from foreclosure, while two Texas Rangers are set to catch both brothers.
Warcraft
Warcraft (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Duncan Jones
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell
Roles Medivh
Rating68% 3.445083.445083.445083.445083.44508
The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both the Alliance's and Horde's sides of their conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series.
Hell or High Water, 1h42
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Western
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey
Roles Tanner Howard
Rating75% 3.797383.797383.797383.797383.79738
Après la mort de leur mère, Toby et Tanner Howard doivent éviter la saisie de leur propriété familiale. Ils décident alors de commettre une série de braquages, visant uniquement les agences d’une même banque : celle qu'ils doivent rembourser.
The Program, 1h43
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Cycling films
Actors Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, Guillaume Canet, Bryan Greenberg
Roles Lance Armstrong
Rating64% 3.2480753.2480753.2480753.2480753.248075
Un journaliste sportif irlandais est convaincu que les performances de Lance Armstrong lors de ses victoires au Tour de France sont alimentées par des substances interdites. Avec cette conviction, il commence la chasse aux preuves qui confondront Armstrong.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints, 1h45
Directed by David Lowery
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Western
Actors Rami Malek, Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker
Roles Patrick Wheeler
Rating63% 3.198933.198933.198933.198933.19893
Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) is walking across a field and is followed by Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck). Bob tries to dissuade Ruth from leaving him to return to her mothers, but Ruth is adamant. She then reveals that she is angry at Bob because he supposedly told Freddy (Kentucker Audley) that he was going to 'strike out on his own'. Bob reassures her that this isn't the case, that he meant the both of them. They reconcile and Ruth reveals she is pregnant.
Kill Your Darlings, 1h44
Directed by John Krokidas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, David Cross, Elizabeth Olsen
Roles William Burroughs
Rating65% 3.2567753.2567753.2567753.2567753.256775
As a young man in the 1940s, poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) wins a place at Columbia University in New York City. He arrives as a very inexperienced freshman, but soon runs into Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), who is very anti-establishment and rowdy.
Lone Survivor, 2h1
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig
Roles Petty Officer Second Class Matthew "Axe" Axelson
Rating74% 3.7495153.7495153.7495153.7495153.749515
In Afghanistan, Taliban leader Ahmad Shah is responsible for killing over twenty United States Marines, as well as villagers and refugees who were aiding American forces. In response to these killings, a United States Navy SEALs unit is ordered to execute a counter-insurgent mission to capture Shah. As part of the mission, a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team is tasked with locating Shah. These four SEALs include team leader Michael P. "Murph" Murphy; snipers Marcus Luttrell and Matthew "Axe" Axelson; and communications specialist Danny Dietz.
360
360 (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jamel Debbouze
Roles Tyler
Rating61% 3.0984253.0984253.0984253.0984253.098425
360 centers on the stories of a group of people from different social backgrounds through their intertwining relationships.
Contraband
Contraband (2012)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J. K. Simmons, Lukas Haas
Roles Sebastian Abney
Rating64% 3.2486353.2486353.2486353.2486353.248635
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. They learn that Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) was smuggling drugs, but dropped them into the Mississippi River during a surprise inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Rampart
Rampart (2012)
, 1h48
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Robin Wright
Roles General Terry
Rating57% 2.899072.899072.899072.899072.89907
Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) has two ex-wives who are sisters (Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon), and he cheated on both. Brown has a daughter from each marriage which creates conflict at home. Dave also has contentious relationships with his children. However, the film starts with his other home, which is the beat. Dave patrols streets occupied by gangs, and he creates problems for himself with increasing severity. Dave forcibly obtains a confession out of a convenience store thief. Later he is caught on tape beating someone almost to death. The beating is still playing on television when he's involved in a suspicious shooting. These incidents get Dave in trouble with an already beleaguered police department, and he faces either sanctions or forced retirement. Dave tries to talk his way out of trouble with an assistant district attorney (Sigourney Weaver). Dave realizes that his superiors are less concerned about what he has done but more concerned about the predicament he has created by getting caught.
The Mechanic, 1h33
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Ben Foster, Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Suzanna Andén, John McConnell
Roles Steve Mckenna
Rating65% 3.298373.298373.298373.298373.29837
Arthur Bishop works as a "mechanic". He sneaks into the lavish home of a Colombian Drug Cartel leader and discreetly drowns him in his own pool. Upon returning to his home in Louisiana, he later meets with his friend and mentor, Harry McKenna, who pays Bishop for his work.