Ben Mendelsohn
Ben Mendelsohn

Gender

Male

Known Credits

24

Ben Mendelsohn

Date of Birth: Apr 03, 1969

Birthplace:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

 

Biography

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager. Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn, a medical researcher. Getting his start in television, including The Henderson Kids and the long running soap opera Neighbours, Mendelsohn broke out with his performance as an ill-fated juvenile delinquent in the acclaimed coming of age film The Year My Voice Broke. Mendelsohn won the best supporting actor award from the Australian Film Institute, his first of eight nominations. Mendelsohn went onto to become one of the most popular teen/young adult stars in Australia cinema, often rivaling other emerging talents of his generation, including Russell Crowe, Noah Taylor, and Guy Pearce, leading the Australian tabloid to nickname them the Mouse Pack in reference to the Rat Pack in America and Brit Pack in the UK, emerging at the same time.

Known For

Filmography

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

as Nolan Sorrento

2017

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

as King George VI

2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

as Director Orson Krennic

2016

Una

Una

as Ray

2016

Lost River

Lost River

as Dave

2015

Bloodline

Bloodline

as Danny Rayburn

2015

Black Sea

Black Sea

as Fraser

2015

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings

as Viceroy Hegep

2014

Adore

Adore

as Harold

2013

Girls

Girls

as  Salvatore Johansson

2012

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

as Andrew 'Pope' Cody

2010

Beautiful Kate

Beautiful Kate

as Ned Kendall

2010

$9.99

$9.99

as Lenny Peck (voice)

2009

The New World

The New World

as Ben

2005

Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

as Malcolm Bench

2000

Hunt Angels

Hunt Angels

as Rupert Kathner

1998

Return Home

Return Home

as Gary

1998

Cosi

Cosi

as Lewis

1997

Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

as O'Flynn

1990

Say a Little Prayer

Say a Little Prayer

as Nursery Manager

1935