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Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland. ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water Tanner Howard
(2016)
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma Charlie Prince
(2007)
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor Matt 'Axe' Axelson
(2013)
Warcraft
Warcraft Medivh
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Galveston (post-production)
Roy Cady
 2017 Hostiles
Philip Wills
 2017 Rock'n Roll
Ben Foster
 2016 Warcraft
Medivh
 2016 Chris Stapleton: Fire Away (Short)
Sherriff
 2016 The Finest Hours
Richard Livesey
 2014 Until We Could (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller
- Executed by the State (2012) ... Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller (voice)
 2011 360
Tyler
 2011/I Here
Will Shepard
 2009 Pandorum
Bower
 2009/I Blink (Short)
AJ
 2008 Birds of America
Jay
 2005 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Darren Foldes
- The Last Goodbye (2005) ... Darren Foldes
 2003 11:14
Eddie
 2003 Northfork
Cod
 2002 Phone Booth
Big Q (uncredited)
 2001-2002 Boston Public (TV Series)
Max Warner
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Jason Nelson
- A Mother's Son (2000) ... Jason Nelson
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Eli
- Carded and Discarded (2000) ... Eli
- Pilot (1999) ... Eli
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Peter
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
Ryan
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Earl
- Future Shock (1998) ... Earl
 1998 I've Been Waiting for You (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
Travis
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Other Works:

Took part in NY Times "Times Talk" panel on "Ensemble Acting" with fellow cast members Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge from their Broadway drama "Orphans'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on acting and his role in Alpha Dog (2006)] "It is cathartic. You do learn a lot. This part in particular was a lot of realizing where man's weaknesses, where my weaknesses, are. The best direction that Nick gave me was, "you're a fast car that doesn't handle well." So I just went for it. But if I try to over-intellectualize it, my heart leaves it. Because when I was in it, I was possessed." See more »

Trivia:

Risked his sight while filming Alpha Dog (2006) by adding glaucoma drops to his eyes for much of the shoot to dilate his pupils, making him appear to be high. He'd hide in the bushes at night and cover his eyes between takes to keep the lights from shining into them and also had to talk to director Nick Cassavetes with his eyes closed. See more »

Trademark:

Intense acting style See more »

Nickname:

Goat Boy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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