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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. Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn, a medical researcher. Getting ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Rogue One
Rogue One Orson Krennic
(2016)
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom Andrew 'Pope' Cody
(2010)
The Dark Knight Rises
(2012)
Ready Player One
Ready Player One Nolan Sorrento
(2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Ready Player One (post-production)
Nolan Sorrento
 2017 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
 2017 Untogether (post-production)
Martin
 2015-2017 Bloodline (TV Series)
Danny Rayburn
- Part 32 (2017) ... Danny Rayburn
- Part 33 (2017) ... Danny Rayburn
- Part 23 (2016) ... Danny Rayburn
- Part 22 (2016) ... Danny Rayburn
- Part 21 (2016) ... Danny Rayburn
 2016 Una
Ray
 2015 Guns for Hire
Kyle Sullivan
 2013-2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Ben / Sun Thief
- Bald Cop (2015) ... Ben (voice)
- The Dumb List (2013) ... (voice)
- Taxi Cop (2013) ... (voice)
- When Night Creatures Attack (2013) ... Sun Thief (voice)
 2015 Mississippi Grind
Gerry
 2015 Slow West
Payne
 2014 Black Sea
Fraser
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Viceroy Hegep
 2014 Lost River
Dave
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Salvatore Johansson
 2013 Adoration
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
 1997/II 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 Quigley Down Under
O'Flynn
 1990 The Big Steal
Danny Clark
 1990 Nirvana Street Murder
Luke
 1990 Return Home
Gary
 1987-1989 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Brad Morris / Brian
- Blues for Judy (1989) ... Brad Morris
- Realms of Gold (1987) ... Brian
 1989 Lover Boy
Gazza
 1989 This Man... This Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Clarke
 1988 All the Way (TV Mini-Series)
Lindsay Seymour
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Lindsay Seymour
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Lindsay Seymour
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Lindsay Seymour
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke
Trevor Leishman
 1986 Prime Time (TV Series)
Batholomew 'Bart' Jones
 1986 Fame and Misfortune (TV Series)
John
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... John
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... John
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... John
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... John
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... John
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Selection-The Son (Melbourne Theatre Company at Arts Centre Playhouse) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

For me, it's very important to feel relaxed in the environment, so I will do things to ensure that occurs. And if there is someone vibing me out, I will either attack or flee. See more »

Trivia:

Frequently works with directors David Caesar, Nadia Tass, and Paul Moloney, and actors Noah Taylor, Kylie Minogue, Rachel Griffiths, and Toni Colette. 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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