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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 & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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 Sorrento
(2018)

Filmography

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 2019 The King (filming)
Henry IV
 2018 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
Julian Wexler
 2018 The Land of Steady Habits (completed)
Anders Hill
 2018/I Robin Hood (completed)
Sheriff of Nottingham
 2018 Untogether
Martin
 2018 Ready Player One
Sorrento
 2017 Darkest Hour
King George VI
 2015-2017 Bloodline (TV Series)
Danny Rayburn
 2016 Rogue One
Orson Krennic
 2016 Una
Ray
 2015 Guns for Hire
Kyle Sullivan
 2013-2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Ben / Sun Thief
 2015 Mississippi Grind
Gerry
 2015 Slow West
Payne
 2014 Black Sea
Fraser
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Viceroy Hegep
 2014 Lost River
Dave
 2013 Starred Up
Neville Love
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Salvatore Johansson
 2013 Adoration
Harold
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Daggett
 2012 Killing Them Softly
Russell
 2011 Trespass
Elias
 2011 Killer Elite
Martin
 2010 Needle
Detective Meares
 2010 Animal Kingdom
Andrew 'Pope' Cody
 2009 Tangle (TV Series)
Vince Kovac
 2009 Beautiful Kate
Ned / Writer
 2009 Prime Mover
Johnnie
 2009 Knowing
Phil Beckman
 2008 Australia
Captain Dutton
 2008 $9.99
Lenny Peck (voice)
 2006-2007 Love My Way (TV Series)
Lewis Feingold
 2005 The New World
Ben
 2005 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series)
Rob
 2005 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Dr. Larry Stewart
 2002 Black and White
Rupert Murdoch
 2002 Farscape (TV Series)
Sko
 2001 Mullet
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Alexander Hall
 2000 Vertical Limit
Malcolm Bench
 2000 Sample People
John
 1999 Secret Men's Business (TV Movie)
Doug Petersen
 1999 Queen Kat, Carmel & St Jude (TV Mini-Series)
Vince McCaffery
 1997/II Amy
Robert Buchanan
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley
 1997 True Love and Chaos
Jerry
 1996 Close Ups (TV Series)
Biz
 1996 Idiot Box
Kev
 1996 Cosi
Lewis
 1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
Dale Banks
 1995 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Dean Forman
 1995 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Peter Donaldson
 1994 Metal Skin
Dazey
 1994 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Joe 90
 1989-1994 G.P. (TV Series)
Max Fisher / Phillip Barton
 1994 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
 1989 Lover Boy
Gazza
 1989 This Man... This Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Clarke
 1988 All the Way (TV Mini-Series)
Lindsay Seymour
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke
Trevor Leishman
 1986-1987 Neighbours (TV Series)
Warren Murphy
 1986 Prime Time (TV Series)
Batholomew 'Bart' Jones
 1986 Fame and Misfortune (TV Series)
John
 1986 The Still Point
Peter
 1985 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Luke Dawson
 1985 The Henderson Kids (TV Series)
Ted Morgan
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
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6 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

He would punish me much more than he would anyone else, but he was also nicer to me than anyone else on the set. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in short films for both Geoffrey Wright and David Caesar, before starring in their feature films. 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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