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He started in Neighbours, made his name in Oz crime flick Animal Kingdom, turned up in Batman and now, as Hollywood's go-to sleazeball, is pulling heists with Ryan Gosling

"No, no, no – there's absolutely no problem. It's just one of those things, mate. I'd be very inclined to do exactly the same thing, and I know the subsequent fuckin' dread and all the other shit, so please, not at all."

Ben Mendelsohn had me at hello. An unexpectedly chilled-out hello, considering I'd phoned him an hour-and-a-half later than planned, slightly panicky, profusely sorry. Due to bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived email-reading, I'd got the time wrong, I'd got the day wrong, and would have been none the wiser had his publicist not contacted me to ask how the interview had gone. It's 8.30am in La and, luckily for me, not only is Mendelsohn at home in West Hollywood doing not a lot, he's »

- Alex Godfrey

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