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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. Getting his start in television, including The Henderson Kid and the long running soap opera Neighbors, Mendelsohn broke out with his performance as an ill-fated ... See full bio »
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 2014 Slow West (post-production)
Payne
 2015 The Adventures of Beatle (completed)
Kyle Sullivan
 2015 Untitled KZK Project (TV Series)
Danny Rayburn
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Danny Rayburn
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Danny Rayburn
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Danny Rayburn
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Danny Rayburn
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Danny Rayburn
 2014 Lost River
Dave
 2013 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Sun Thief
- The Dumb List (2013) ... (voice)
- Taxi Cop (2013) ... (voice)
- When Night Creatures Attack (2013) ... Sun Thief (voice)
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Salvatore Johansson
 2013 Adore
Harold
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Russell
 2011 Trespass
Elias
 2011 Killer Elite
Martin
 2010 Needle
Detective Meares
 2009 Prime Mover
Johnnie
 2008 $9.99
Lenny Peck (voice)
 2005 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series)
Rob
- Rare Birds (2005) ... Rob
- Ill Communication (2005) ... Rob
- The Treadmill (2005) ... Rob
- The Big Leap (2005) ... Rob
 2005 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Dr. Larry Stewart
 2002 Farscape (TV Series)
Sko
- I-Yensch, You-Yensch (2002) ... Sko
 2001 Mullet
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
 2000 Sample People
John
 1999 Secret Men's Business (TV Movie)
Doug Petersen
 1998 Amy
Robert Buchanan
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley
- Unfinished Business (1997) ... Brian O'Malley
 1997 True Love and Chaos
Jerry
 1996 Close Ups (TV Series)
Biz
 1996 Idiot Box
Kev
 1996 Cosi
Lewis
 1995 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Dean Forman
- Wild Card (1995) ... Dean Forman
 1995 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Peter Donaldson
- My Lovely Girl (1995) ... Peter Donaldson
 1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
Dale Banks
- High Country Justice (1995) ... Dale Banks
 1994 Metal Skin
Dazey
 1994 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Joe 90
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Joe 90
 1989-1994 G.P. (TV Series)
Max Fisher / Phillip Barton
- Making Mischief (1994) ... Max Fisher
- Chances (1989) ... Phillip Barton
 1993 Sirens
Lewis
 1993 Say a Little Prayer
Nursery Manager
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
Farmboy
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Carey
 1990 The Big Steal
Danny Clark
 1990 Nirvana Street Murder
Luke
 1990 Return Home
Gary
 1989 Lover Boy
Gazza
 1989 This Man... This Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Clarke
 1987-1989 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Brad Harris / Brian
- Blues for Judy (1989) ... Brad Harris
- Realms of Gold (1987) ... Brian
 1988 All the Way (TV Mini-Series)
Lindsay Seymour
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke
Trevor Leishman
 1986 Prime Time (TV Series)
Batholomew 'Bart' Jones
 1986 Fame and Misfortune (TV Series)
 1986 The Still Point
Peter
 1985 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Luke Dawson
- A Little Knowledge: Part 2 (1985) ... Luke Dawson
- A Little Knowledge: Part 1 (1985) ... Luke Dawson
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
- Slow Attack (1984)
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4 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I think if you have to kiss or kill someone on screen then it's a good idea to talk about it beforehand, just because it makes it easier to go where you need to go. See more »

Trivia:

After his parents divorced at age six, he lived with his mother until the age of 13, when he moved to Washington DC with his father. After being expelled from his boarding school, Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, after just six months for burning things, he moved in with his grandmother in Australia until he began acting and was able to support himself. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays arrogant, unlikeable and borderline sociopathic characters who are never as clever as they think they are

Star Sign:

Aries

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