Wes Bentley

Actor, Waiter
Rising out of relative obscurity in the late 1990s to capture audiences' attention with his riveting portrayal of an alienated youth in "American Beauty" (1999), actor Wes Bentley quickly plunged from star of the moment ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

American Horror Story 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken Vows 2016 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Knight of Cups 2016 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Pete's Dragon 2016 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

3 Nights in the Desert 2015 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Amnesiac 2015 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Final Girl 2015 (Movie)

Trainer (Actor)

We Are Your Friends 2015 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Welcome to Me 2015 (Movie)

Gabe Ruskin (Actor)

After the Fall 2014 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Cesar Chavez 2014 (Movie)

Jerry Cohen (Actor)

Interstellar 2014 (Movie)

Doyle (Actor)

Pioneer 2014 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Rememory 2014 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Rites of Passage 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Better Angels 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Crawford (Actor)

Lovelace 2013 (Movie)

Thomas - Photographer (Actor)

Gone 2012 (Movie)

Peter Hood (Actor)

Hidden Moon 2012 (Movie)

Victor Brighton (Actor)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

Seneca Crane (Actor)

Hirokin 2011 (Movie)

Hirokin (Actor)

The Time Being 2011 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

There Be Dragons 2011 (Movie)

Manolo (Actor)

Dolan's Cadillac 2010 (Movie)

Robinson (Actor)

Jonah Hex 2010 (Movie)

Adleman Lusk (Actor)

The Perfect Witness 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

Blackheart (Actor)

P2 2007 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

The Last Word 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Weirdsville 2007 (Movie)

Royce (Actor)

The Game of Their Lives 2005 (Movie)

Walter Bahr (Actor)

The Four Feathers 2002 (Movie)

Jack Durrance (Actor)

Soul Survivors 2001 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Carving Out Our Name 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Claim 2000 (Movie)

Dalglish (Actor)

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

Ricky Fitts (Actor)

The White River Kid 1999 (Movie)

White River Kid (Actor)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

Schoolteacher's Nephew (Actor)

Three Below Zero 1997 (Movie)

Julian Fincher (Actor)

Biography

Rising out of relative obscurity in the late 1990s to capture audiences' attention with his riveting portrayal of an alienated youth in "American Beauty" (1999), actor Wes Bentley quickly plunged from star of the moment to cautionary tale as his career and life unraveled due to drug addiction. An intense performer with an almost supernatural stillness to his screen persona, Bentley was the subject of considerable media coverage after "Beauty" scored multiple Oscar wins, but he found himself unable to cope with the intense scrutiny. Alcohol use blossomed into cocaine and heroin addiction, and Bentley fed his disease through appearances in dreadful pictures like "Ghost Rider" (2007). In 2009, he reclaimed his sobriety and began to slowly rebuild his career through carefully chosen projects like the New York stage play "Venus in Fur" (2010), followed by a prominent role in the highly-anticipated blockbuster "The Hunger Games" (2012). Bentley's tragic story had a hopeful ending, which in turn gave the once wayward actor that rarest of commodities in Hollywood - a second chance.

Relationships

David Bentley

Father

Cherie Bentley

Mother

Jamey Bentley

Brother
Older

Patrick Bentley

Brother
Has often worked as a stand-in for Bentley in films

Philip Bentley

Brother
Older

Jennifer Quanz Actor

Wife
Married from 2001-2009

EDUCATION

Sylvan Hills High School

Sherwood , Alaska 1996

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Attended briefly; dropped out to pursue career

Milestones

2012

Cast as the Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane in the feature adaptation of "The Hunger Games," based on the novel by Suzanne Collins

2012

Co-starred with Amanda Seyfried in the drama thriller "Gone"

2010

Made off-Broadway debut in David Ives' "Venus in Fur"

2010

Cast in supporting role opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in "Jonah Hex"

2009

Starred in the thriller "Dolan's Cadillac," based on a short story by Stephen King

2008

Co-starred with Winona Ryder in the offbeat romantic dramedy "The Last Word"

2007

Starred in the Allan Moyle directed "Weirdsville" alongside Taryn Manning and Scott Speedman

2007

Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in "Ghost Rider"

2006

Dropped out of Lee Daniels' indie feature "Shadowboxer"

2005

Cast in "The Game of Their Lives," based on the true story of the 1950 U.S. soccer team that beat England

2001

Cast alongside Heath Ledger in the remake of "The Four Feathers"

2001

Co-starred in "Soul Survivors" alongside Eliza Dushku and Luke Wilson

2000

Portrayed a railroad surveyor in 1860s California in "The Claim"

2000

Landed title role in "The White River Kid" as a serial killer (Starz)

1999

Breakthrough feature role as Ricky Fitts, a former mental patient who deals drugs in "American Beauty"

1998

Had supporting role in "Beloved"

1998

Early film credit, "Three Below Zero"

Born and raised in Arkansas

SIMILAR ARTICLES