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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 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Broken Vows (post-production)
 2015 We Are Your Friends
 2015 Amnesiac
 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:

Stage Play: Venus in Fur, playing Thomas Novachek, at Classic Stage Company, New York City, USA 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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(2012, on his sobriety) I'm now at two and a half years sober. A little over two and half years. I can't believe it. I can't believe that I'm alive, much less than I'm able to do the things I'm able to do just on a daily basis. Back then I was stuck. I literally physically couldn't move before and now I have a 14 month old son and I'm back in the sunlight... It helps to be sober and be in this ... See more »


Stated in an interview on the DVD of There Be Dragons (2011) that his sobriety was inspired during filming by someone else on the set who had been sober for two years. He stopped drinking and doing drugs during filming, with this person's help, and experienced a whole spiritual renewal in his life. He has been sober ever since. See more »

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