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Ben Mendelsohn is a Actor Australien born on 3 april 1969 at Melbourne (Australie)

Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn
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Birth name Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn
Nationality Australie
Birth 3 april 1969 (50 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born 3 April 1969) is an Australian actor, known for his work in the films Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond the Pines, Starred Up, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Lost River. Mendelsohn currently stars in the Netflix series Bloodline, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Biography

Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, the son of Carole Ann (née Ferguson) and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn. His father is a prominent medical researcher who heads the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne. Ben and his two brothers, Tom and David, as well as his mother (deceased), a registered nurse, lived in Europe and the US for long periods of time, and returned to Melbourne in high school. He attended Heidelberg Primary School and Eltham High & Banyule High Schools. He took drama because he thought it was an easy class, and was the only one of his friends to follow up an audition for Crawford Productions which was being advertised.

In October 2009, Mendelsohn was featured in the Australian series Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing the ancestry of his paternal grandfather, who was from a Jewish family. Searching for a connection to composer Felix Mendelssohn, which was eventually dismissed, he discovered links to 19th-century Prussia. His ancestors were amongst the first Prussian Jews to be naturalised in Schneidemühl in the province of Posen, now Piła in modern Poland.

Mendelsohn married British author Emma Forrest in June, 2012. Has two daughters, one with Forrest born in 2014 and one from a previous relationship.

Best films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
(Actor)
Ready Player One (2018)
(Actor)
Knowing (2009)
(Actor)
Darkest Hour (2017)
(Actor)
Killing Them Softly (2012)
(Actor)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Anna Boden
Anna Boden
(2 films)
Nadia Tass
Nadia Tass
(3 films)
Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
(4 films)
Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor
(4 films)
Ryan Fleck
Ryan Fleck
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Mendelsohn (51 films)

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Actor

Spies in Disguise
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Peter Dinklage
Roles Tristan McFord (voice)

Un événement inattendu vient mettre le monde en péril. Lance Sterling, le meilleur super espion du monde, doit faire équipe avec un inventeur de gadget, Walter, pour sauver le monde.
Captain Marvel
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace
Roles Talos / Keller
Rating69% 3.499983.499983.499983.499983.49998
A la suite d'un accident, la pilote Carol Danvers devient la super-héroïne Captain Marvel.
Ready Player One, 2h20
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about video games
Actors Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen
Roles Nolan Sorrento
Rating75% 3.751173.751173.751173.751173.75117
En 2045, le monde est en proie à de nombreux soucis : crise énergétique, désastre causé par le changement climatique, la famine, la pauvreté, la guerre, etc. Dans ce monde chaotique, l'OASIS est un système mondial de réalité virtuelle, accessible par l'intermédiaire de visiocasques et de dispositifs haptiques tels que des gants et des combinaisons. Conçu à l'origine comme un jeu de rôle en ligne massivement multijoueur (MMORPG), il est devenu au fil du temps une véritable société virtuelle dont toute l'humanité se sert comme exutoire. Son créateur, James Halliday, était l'un des hommes les plus riches et populaires au monde, avant son décès. À sa mort, une vidéo est diffusée dans laquelle il explique qu'il léguera son immense fortune, 500 milliards de dollars, ainsi que sa société, GSS, à la personne qui réussira à trouver l’easter egg (« œuf de Pâques ») caché dans l'OASIS. Wade Watts, un jeune orphelin de 18 ans vivant à Columbus, est un fin connaisseur de Halliday et de l'OASIS, via son avatar Parzival, Wade va tout tenter pour trouver l’œuf. Il devra faire face à la multinationale Innovative Online Industries (IOI) et son PDG, Nolan Sorrento, prêt à tout pour prendre le contrôle du monde virtuel. Wade pourra compter sur l'aide de plusieurs alliés dans l'OASIS, notamment la mystérieuse Art3mis.
Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Tim Minchin
Roles Sheriff of Nottingham
Rating53% 2.65742.65742.65742.65742.6574
Récit des débuts de Robin des Bois et de la formation du gang de Sherwood. Robin de Loxley, combattant aguerri revenu des croisades, et un chef maure prennent la tête d’une audacieuse révolte contre la corruption des institutions.
Darkest Hour, 2h5
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ronald Pickup, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
Roles George VI
Rating73% 3.698923.698923.698923.698923.69892
En mai 1940, Winston Churchill devient Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa détermination à combattre les Allemands sera décisive pour la suite des événements.
Una
Una (2017)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Indira Varma, Tara Fitzgerald, Tobias Menzies
Roles Ray Brooks
Rating62% 3.1006753.1006753.1006753.1006753.100675
Une jeune femme, Una, s'invite dans l'entreprise d'une ancienne connaissance pour le confronter et savoir pourquoi il a mis fin à leur liaison lorsqu'elle était plus jeune. Ami de son père, il coucha plusieurs fois avec elle lorsqu'elle avait 13 ans. Pour cette relation scandaleuse, il fut condamné à 4 ans de prison. Aujourd'hui marié et père d'une adolescente, il n'a jamais oublié Una...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Roles Director Orson Krennic
Rating77% 3.897033.897033.897033.897033.89703
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Lost River
Lost River (2015)
, 1h35
Directed by Ryan Gosling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Noir
Actors Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matthew Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, Reda Kateb
Roles Dave
Rating58% 2.9013752.9013752.9013752.9013752.901375
Single mother Billy lives in a rundown Detroit neighborhood with her two sons, Bones and Franky. Billy and Bones both love Franky but are fairly distant from each other. In his spare time, Bones salvages copper piping from abandoned houses in town while trying to avoid a vicious local criminal named Bully, who has claimed the copper piping for himself. One day, Bully catches Bones taking copper piping, which Bones abandons and flees. Later, Bones reclaims the stolen piping from Bully's hiding place and manages to escape from Bully's sidekick, Face. Billy, meanwhile, meets with a banker, Dave, regarding a loan that Carl (the father of her sons) left her so that she could stay in the home, which originally belonged to her grandmother. Since Billy is unemployed, she is unable to repay the bank, and must begin searching for a job in order to pay for the house. Dave gives her his business card and offers her a job, leaving out the details of what it is.
Mississippi Grind, 1h48
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Poker, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert
Roles Gerry
Rating63% 3.196613.196613.196613.196613.19661
A gambler (Ben Mendelsohn) on a losing streak teams up with a younger gambler (Ryan Reynolds), hoping to change his luck.
Slow West
Slow West (2015)
, 1h24
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Jeffrey Thomas, Caren Pistorius, Brooke Williams
Roles Payne
Rating68% 3.4484253.4484253.4484253.4484253.448425
Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a highland born Scottish boy, travels to the United States to search for his love, Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius). He runs into a group of men who chase and attempt to kill a Native American. Jay is briefly interrogated by the men until a bounty hunter Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) arrives and kills the leader. Soon after, Jay pays the bounty hunter for protection as he searches for Rose, to which Silas agrees.
Black Sea
Black Sea (2014)
, 1h55
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Jodie Whittaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Constantin Khabenski, Karl Davies
Roles Fraser
Rating63% 3.198983.198983.198983.198983.19898
Robinson (Jude Law), a veteran captain of under-sea salvage who is recently divorced and estranged from his young son, receives news that he is to be made redundant. He receives £8,000 for his services and is asked to clean his desk and leave the premises.
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2h30
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Indira Varma
Roles Viceroy Hegep
Rating59% 2.998052.998052.998052.998052.99805
In 1300 BC, Moses, a general and member of the royal family, prepares to attack the Hittite army with Prince Ramesses. A High Priestess of Sekhmet (the war goddess) divines a prophecy from animal intestines, which she relates to Ramesses' father, Seti I. He tells the two men of the prophecy, in which one (of Moses and Ramesses) will save the other and become a leader. During the attack on the Hittites, Moses saves Ramesses' life, leaving both men troubled. Later, Moses is sent to the city of Pithom to meet with the Viceroy Hegep, who oversees the Hebrew slaves. Upon his arrival, he encounters the slave Joshua, who is the descendant of Joseph, and Moses is appalled by the horrific conditions of the slaves. Shortly afterwards, Moses meets Nun, who informs him of his true lineage; he is the child of Hebrew parents who was sent by his sister Miriam to be raised by Pharaoh's daughter. Moses is stunned at the revelation and leaves angrily. However, two Hebrews also overhear Nun's story and report their discovery to Hegep.
Adore
Adore (2013)
, 1h51
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Jessica Tovey
Roles Harold
Rating61% 3.0990553.0990553.0990553.0990553.099055
In New South Wales, childhood friends Roz and Lil and their families live next door to each other. Roz's son Tom and Lil's son Ian, who are both 18, are also best friends, and the four of them spend all their time together.
The Place Beyond the Pines, 2h20
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne
Roles Robin Van Der Hook
Rating72% 3.6474353.6474353.6474353.6474353.647435
In 1997, Luke Glanton is a locally well-known motorcycle stuntman working in a traveling act for state fairs. During the fair in Altamont, New York, Luke visits his ex-lover, Romina, and learns he is the father of her infant son. Luke quits his job as a stuntman to stay in town and provide for the child, but Romina does not want him in the child's life, as she has become involved in a relationship with another man named Kofi.
Starred Up
Starred Up (2013)
, 1h46
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sian Breckin, Sam Spruell, Gilly Gilchrist
Roles Neville Love
Rating73% 3.6976653.6976653.6976653.6976653.697665
Le film retrace l’histoire d'Eric, un jeune garçon violent qui va être transféré dans une prison pour adultes. Là, il va tenter de se faire respecter par les autres détenus et les surveillants. Mais il va surtout tenter de contrôler ses pulsions grâce à Oliver, le psychologue du centre, et rencontrer un homme, Neville, qui va se révéler être son père.