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Wes Bentley is a Actor American born on 4 september 1978 at Jonesboro (USA)

Wes Bentley

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Birth name Wesley Cook Bentley
Nationality USA
Birth 4 september 1978 (40 years) at Jonesboro (USA)

Wesley Cook "Wes" Bentley (born September 4, 1978) is an American actor.

Bentley is best known for his roles as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty (1999), Blackheart in Ghost Rider (2007), Thomas in P2 (2007), Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games (2012), and Doyle in Interstellar (2014). He was one of four subjects in the documentary My Big Break (2009), which covered his fame after American Beauty and struggles with substance abuse. Rebuilding his career, he starred in the premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives in the off-Broadway production in 2010.

Biography

Bentley was married to actress Jennifer Quanz from 2001 to 2009. They separated in 2009 due to his substance abuse. He married producer Jacqui Swedberg in 2010 and they have a son, Charles, born in late 2010. The couple also have a daughter, Brooklyn, born 2014.

In a New York Times article on February 8, 2010, he described his descent into drug addiction that began almost immediately after his success in American Beauty. He said he hid his addiction from his wife; they separated in 2006, and he moved to an apartment where he began doing drugs full-time. During this time he worked sporadically, just enough to pay bills and buy drugs, and in 2008 was arrested and ordered into counseling and 12-step programs. He relapsed, however, and "continued using heroin until he was broke".

In July 2009, he said, he confessed to a friend, "I’m a drug addict, and an alcoholic, and I need help. I need help or I’m going to die". He again entered a 12-step program and, while clean since then, considers himself on the path to recovery.

The documentary My Big Break (2009) captures Bentley's early life as an unknown actor, his explosive career launch after American Beauty, his subsequent emotional struggle with fame, and his admission years later that he was recovering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol. He began to rebuild his career by starring in the Off-Broadway premiere of the play Venus in Fur by David Ives.

Best films

American Beauty (1999)
(Actor)
Ghost Rider (2007)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Wes Bentley (36 films)

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Actor

Mission: Impossible - Fallout, 2h13
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby
Roles Erik
Rating77% 3.8960353.8960353.8960353.8960353.896035
Quand l'IMF (Impossible Mission Force) échoue dans une mission, le monde est confronté a un désastre. Ethan Hunt accompagné de son équipe et de quelques fidèles alliées sont lancés dans une course contre la montre, pour la corriger.
Broken Vows, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Wes Bentley, Jaimie Alexander, Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckenridge
Roles Patrick
Rating43% 2.1702352.1702352.1702352.1702352.170235
En week-end à la Nouvelle-Orléans avec ses amies avant d'épouser Michael, Tara est séduite par Patrick, un barman ténébreux avec qui elle passe une nuit.
Pete's Dragon, 1h42
Directed by David Lowery
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Craig Hall, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence
Roles Jack
Rating66% 3.344953.344953.344953.344953.34495
Monsieur Meacham est un vieux sculpteur sur bois. Depuis longtemps, il se fait un grand plaisir à raconter des histoires de dragons aux enfants du quartier. Mais sa fille Grace est persuadée que toutes ses histoires ne sont que des contes pour gamins… jusqu'au jour où elle fait la rencontre d'un mystérieux petit orphelin de 10 ans, nommé Peter. Celui-ci affirme vivre dans les bois avec un dragon géant baptisé Elliott. Étonnamment, la description qu'il en fait correspond parfaitement à celle qu'en fait le père de Grace dans ses histoires. Avec l’aide de la jeune Natalie — la fille de Jack, le propriétaire de la scierie — Grace est déterminée à en savoir plus sur Peter, de ses origines à son lieu de vie, et percer le secret de son incroyable histoire…
Knight of Cups, 1h58
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy
Roles Barry
Rating56% 2.8495052.8495052.8495052.8495052.849505
A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
Amnesiac
Amnesiac (2015)
, 1h30
Directed by Polish brothers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Kate Bosworth, Wes Bentley, Shashawnee Hall, Richard Riehle, Patrick Bauchau
Roles Man
Rating43% 2.1583952.1583952.1583952.1583952.158395
The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
Final Girl
Final Girl (2015)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Cameron Bright, Francesca Eastwood, Reece Thompson
Roles William
Rating47% 2.3566052.3566052.3566052.3566052.356605
The film begins with a young Veronica meeting with a man named William after her parents have died. He asks her how she feels about it and she responds that people die all the time. After a few questions, he then offers to take her in and train her for a job that is only for "special" people. After he explains that his wife and child were killed by "a very bad man", she decides to take him up on his offer.
We Are Your Friends, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Jon Bernthal, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Jon Abrahams
Roles James
Rating62% 3.1017753.1017753.1017753.1017753.101775
Cole Carter (Zac Efron), a struggling 23-year-old DJ in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, dreams of becoming a major record producer. When an older DJ, James (Wes Bentley), becomes his mentor, Cole connects with James' girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). Cole's relationship with Sophie blossoms and breaks the bond with his mentor, which forces Cole into difficult decisions about his future.
The Better Angels, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Actors Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley
Roles Mr. Crawford
Rating61% 3.054253.054253.054253.054253.05425
The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood, his upbringing in Indiana, and the hardships and tragedies that made him the man he was.
Welcome to Me, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Gabe Ruskin
Rating58% 2.949662.949662.949662.949662.94966
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), a mentally ill single woman living on disability benefits, and fan of Oprah Winfrey, wins the California Stack Sweepstakes lottery jackpot of $86 million. She appears on the local tv news celebrating her win, but is upset when the speech she had prepared is abruptly cut off after she mentions using masturbation as a sedative. She discontinues her medication, against the advice of her therapist, Daryl Moffat (Tim Robbins), and moves into a casino hotel with her best friend Gina Selway (Linda Cardellini).
After the Fall, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett, Sam Trammell, W. Earl Brown
Roles Bill
Rating51% 2.5650352.5650352.5650352.5650352.565035
Bill Scanlon, enquêteur pour une compagnie d’assurance dans une petite ville du Sud-ouest des États-Unis, en bordure du désert, est licencié du jour au lendemain. Père de famille sans histoire – et doté par ailleurs d’un grand sens moral –, il n’en dit rien à son épouse et à ses enfants, feignant de se rendre tous les jours à son travail et évoquant même une hypothétique promotion. Il cherche désespérément un autre emploi, en vain.
César Chávez, 1h41
Directed by Diego Luna
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Gabriel Mann, Yancey Arias, Wes Bentley
Roles Jerry Cohen
Rating63% 3.198353.198353.198353.198353.19835
The film follows Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California, some of whom were braceros—temporary workers from Mexico permitted to live and work in the United States in agriculture, and required to return to Mexico if they stopped working. Working conditions are very poor for the braceros, who also suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians. To help the workers, César Chávez (Michael Peña) forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chávez's efforts opposed, sometimes violently, by the owners of the large industrial farms where the braceros work. The film touches on several major nonviolent campaigns by the UFW: the Delano grape strike, the Salad Bowl strike, and the 1975 Modesto march.
Interstellar, 2h49
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace
Roles Dr. Doyle
Rating82% 4.112154.112154.112154.112154.11215
Crop blight has made growing food on Earth nearly impossible, threatening the existence of humanity. Joe Cooper, a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law Donald, son Tom, and daughter Murphy. Murphy believes her bedroom is haunted by a poltergeist. When the "ghost" creates a pattern of dust on the floor, Cooper realizes an unknown intelligence is using gravity to communicate, and interprets the pattern as geographic coordinates, which Cooper and Murphy follow to a secret NASA installation.
3 Nights in the Desert, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Wes Bentley, Vincent Piazza, Amber Tamblyn
Roles Travis
Rating53% 2.653492.653492.653492.653492.65349
The drama follows three estranged friends who reunite to celebrate turning 30 years old, while also reminiscing about how they almost made it as a rock band.
Lovelace
Lovelace (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Adam Brody
Roles Larry Marchiano
Rating61% 3.0995353.0995353.0995353.0995353.099535
Events surrounding Linda's relationship with Chuck and the production of Deep Throat are portrayed twice. The first portrayal includes no violence or intimidation, making her life look perfect, but the second portrayal reveals the truth and what really happened, including scenes of domestic abuse and intimidation by Traynor.
Pioneer
Pioneer (2013)
, 1h40
Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg
Origin Norvege
Genres Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Wes Bentley, Aksel Hennie, Stephen Lang, Jonathan LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman, Jørgen Langhelle
Roles Mike
Rating59% 2.998832.998832.998832.998832.99883
Petter is a commercial offshore diver in the North Sea during the 1980s. Norway is at the beginning of its program for oil harvesting. Petter and his brother Knut have key roles in laying the first petroleum pipe in the North Sea. Norwegians and Americans are cooperating about diving deeper than anyone previously has done, to prepare for installation of a gas pipe. Petter experiences a tragic accident during a test dive. When he later tries to find out what really happened, he experiences that authorities and his colleagues try to put a smokescreen on the matter.