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Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley is an American actor who first became well-known via his role in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty (1999), in which he played the soulful, artistic next-door neighbor Ricky Fitts. He also portrayed gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games (2012), and co-stars in Lovelace (2013) as photographer Thomas. Wesley Cook Bentley was born... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Broken Vows (post-production)
 2015 Amnesiac
 2015 We Are Your Friends
 2015 Final Girl
 2015 Knight of Cups
 2014 Open (TV Movie)
Evan Foster
 2014 Welcome to Me
Gabe Ruskin
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Jerry Cohen
 2014 After The Fall
Bill Scanlon
 2014 The Better Angels
Mr. Crawford
 2014 3 Nights in the Desert
 2013 Pioneer
 2012 Hidden Moon
Victor Brighton
 2012 Stars in Shorts
 2012 Hirokin: The Last Samurai
 2012/I Gone
Peter Hood
 2012 Underworld: Awakening
Antigen Scientist (uncredited)
 2011 Tilda (TV Movie)
 2011 After-School Special (Short)
 2009 The Tomb
 2009 The Greims (Short)
Donnie Greims
 2009 Dolan's Cadillac
 2008/I The Last Word
 2007 P2
 1999 The White River Kid
White River Kid
 1998 Beloved
Schoolteacher's Nephew
 1998 Three Below Zero
Julian Fincher
 1995 Serendipity Lane (Short)
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Other Works:

Played Dodger in Murry's Dinner Playhouse (a Little Rock, Arkansas theatre) production of Oliver in 1997 See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on wishing he had heard a story like his own in his early 20s] - This would have helped me, at least, if someone would have made me realize that you don't need to do drugs to be artistic and express yourself. If you want to be artistic, if you want to be creative, if you want to express yourself, you can't let things get in your way, and drugs are included in that. See more »


In 2010, told The New York Times that he spent most of the 2000s seriously addicted to drugs including cocaine and heroin, and that he only took the few acting roles that he did so that he would have money to buy drugs. See more »

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