Ben Mendelsohn Biography | 411Celeb.com
  • Ben Mendelsohn Biography

    Born: December 31, 1969 in , ,
    BIOGRAPHY

     

    Ben Mendelsohn is widely recognized as one of Australia’s most outstanding actors. Ben is currently filming Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper and will soon resume shooting Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opposite Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway as well as Gary McKendry’s action thriller THE KILLER ELITE, with Clive Owen, Jason Statham and Robert de Niro.In 2010, Ben starred opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s highly acclaimed feature ANIMAL KINGDOM (winner of the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Jury Prize). His performance in the film earned him both of Australia’s top awards - an AFI Award and an IF Award for Best Lead Actor.

     

    His other recent work includes Rachel Ward’s feature debut BEAUTIFUL KATE alongside Rachel Griffiths (for which he received an AFI Award nomination for Best Lead Actor), David Caesar’s PRIME MOVER, Alex Proyas’ KNOWING starring Nicholas Cage and Rose Byrne and Baz Luhrmann’s AUSTRALIA.

     

    Ben’s other credits include VERTICAL LIMIT, BLACK AND WHITE, MULLETT, COSI, IDIOT BOX, METAL SKIN, SPOTSWOOD, THE BIG STEAL, THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE and Terrence Malick’s THE NEW WORLD.

     

    Ben has received multiple nominations for his role as ‘Lewis’ in “Love My Way” (including a Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor and an AFI nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama) and he has played guest lead roles in some of Australia’s most acclaimed television productions including “Halifax F.P.,” “GP,” “Police Rescue,” “The Secret Life of Us” and “Tangle.” For his role in “Tangle,” Ben won the 2010 ASTRA award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and was nominated for the 2010 Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor.

     

    Over the years, Ben has devoted a substantial amount of time to theatre including the roles of ‘Mark Anthony’ in JULIUS CAESAR and ‘Tom’ in THE GLASS MENAGERIE for STC. His other theatre credits include ‘Paul Peplow’ in MY ZINC BED, ‘Lewis’ in COSI for Belvoir Street Theatre and Andy Pettigrew’ in THE SELECTION FOR MTC.

     

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