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Ben Mendelsohn

Knowledge Identifier: +Ben_Mendelsohn


Ben Mendelsohn

Australian actor most recognizable for his recent work in the films Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond the Pines, Starred Up, and the forthcoming Lost River add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1969.

Countries: Australia (52%), United States (28%), United Kingdom (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Netflix, Animal Kingdom (film), Geoffrey Wright

Linked to: Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Howard Florey Institute, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian




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Ben Mendelsohn was born in 1969 add something


In 1983 while still at high school, he appeared in the role of an enslaved Inca in the Heidelberg Theatre Company's production of "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" add something


His next major role was in "The Big Steal" , and "Spotswood" co-starring with Anthony_Hopkins; this was followed in 1996 by "Cosi" and "Idiot Box" add something


Rupert Murdoch - Murdoch has been portrayed by Barry Humphries in the 1991 mini-series "Selling Hitler", Hugh Laurie in a parody of "It's a Wonderful Life" in the television show "A Bit of Fry & Laurie", Ben Mendelsohn in the film "Black and White", Paul Elder in "The Late Shift" and by himself on "The Simpsons", first in "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" and later in "Judge Me Tender"


Geoffrey Wright - In 1994, he directed the gritty suburban thriller film "Metal Skin", starring Ben Mendelsohn, and later directed the teen horror film "Cherry Falls", starring Brittany Murphy


In 2000 he was in two contrasting films, the Australian "Mullet" and the Hollywood "Vertical Limit" add something


William McInnes - Subsequent film roles include in 2006 "Irresistible", with Susan Sarandon, and "Kokoda", the lead role in the romantic drama "Unfinished Sky" in 2007, and in 2009 "Prime Mover", featuring Andrew S. Gilbert, Ben Mendelsohn and Anthony Hayes, and Sarah Watt's follow-up film "My Year Without Sex"


In 2009, he appeared in the American science fiction film "Knowing" directed by Alex Proyas add something


In October 2009, Mendelsohn featured in the Australian series "Who Do You Think You Are-", tracing his paternal grandfather's Jewish family add something


In 2010, he appeared in "Animal Kingdom", starring in the film as Andrew 'Pope' Cody, a criminal on the run from the law living in the notorious Melbourne Underworld add something


Animal Kingdom (film) - "'Animal Kingdom"' is a 2010 Australian crime drama film written and directed by David Michôd, and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel_Edgerton, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, and Sullivan Stapleton


He was selected as one of the entrants to the Who's Who in Australia 2012 edition add something


Mendelsohn married British author Emma Forrest in June, 2012 add something


In 2013, he guest starred in the TV series "Girls" as the father of Jessa, played by Jemima Kirke add something


David Mackenzie (director) - Starred Up - He returned to drama with "Starred Up" which premiered in Telluride 2013, featuring Jack O'Connell alongside Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend, based on the writer Jonathan Asser's experiences as a voluntary therapist in HM Prison Wandsworth


Mississippi Grind - On January 7, 2013 Ben Mendelsohn joined the cast of the film, he'll star opposite Gyllenhaal


Slow West - On September 19, 2013, it was announced that Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Ben Mendelsohn had joined the cast of "Slow West", produced by Film4 Productions


In 2014, Mendelsohn joined the cast of "Bloodline", a Netflix original from the creators of "Damages" add something


The first season premiered on the site on March 20, 2015 and was well received add something


In September 2016, Netflix announced that the show had been cancelled, and that it will end after its third season in 2017 add something


In December 2016, he had a major role in the "Star Wars" franchise's "Rogue One", portraying Orson Krennic one of the two antagonists in Rogue One. He called the opportunity to act in a "Star Wars" film "a childhood dream come true add something


Mendelsohn and his wife separated on December 1, 2016, with Forrest filing for divorce on December 23 citing "irreconcilable differences" add something


Rooney Mara - She next appeared opposite Ben Mendelsohn directed by Benedict Andrews in "Una" which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2016


In 2017, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is slated to appear in "Captain Marvel" add something