Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley

Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% Soul Survivors (2000)

Birthday: Sep 4, 1978

Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Wes Bentley was a relative newcomer to film when he starred in Sam Mendes' American Beauty (1999), but his haunting portrayal of the battered, enigmatic Ricky Fitts made him one of the most talked about young actors of the year. Dark, lanky, and possessing a pair of blue eyes of diamond-cutting intensity, Bentley beat out 20 young Hollywood actors for the role (according to Mendes), and his breakthrough performance was soon generating Oscar buzz. The actor originally hailed from Jonesboro, AR, where he was tormented by school bullies for being a "pretty boy," and he came to film via New York's Juilliard School, where he acted in a number of productions. While in New York, Bentley also sought other work, and an open casting call for Rent led to a casting director's request for him to do some reading for a small film. Prior to American Beauty, Bentley's film experience had been limited to roles in independent films such as Three Below Zero and Halfway to Pleasantville, and a small part in Jonathan Demme's Beloved. Following his acclaimed role in American Beauty, Bentley appeared in The White River Kid, in which he played the film's titular murderer.In the wake of American Beauty, Bentley starred in Michael Winterbottom's The Claim, as well as yet another version of the classic adventure tale The Four Feathers. He was away from screens for three years at that point, but returned in 2005's The Game of Their Lives and continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Ghost Rider and Jonah Hex. He scored his most high-profile role since American Beauty in 2012 when he played the part of Seneca Crane, the elaborately bearded game-master in The Hunger Games. He played a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's outerspace epic Interstellar in 2014.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
53% The Best of Enemies Floyd Kelly 2019
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout Patrick 2018
88% Pete's Dragon Jack $76.3M 2016
47% Knight of Cups Barry $0.4M 2016
No Score Yet Broken Vows Patrick 2016
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection Actor 2016
38% We Are Your Friends James 2015
31% Final Girl William 2015
27% Amnesiac Man 2015
74% Welcome to Me Gabe 2015
40% 3 Nights In The Desert Travis $1.8K 2015
No Score Yet Illusions L'homme 2015
33% After The Fall Bill Scanlon 2014
55% Pioneer Mike $4.7K 2014
72% Interstellar Doyle $158.8M 2014
45% The Better Angels Mr. Crawford 2014
38% Cesar Chavez Jerry Cohen $5.6M 2014
53% Lovelace Thomas - Photographer $0.4M 2013
28% The Time Being Daniel 2013
84% The Hunger Games Seneca Crane $408M 2012
10% Gone Peter Hood $11.5M 2012
No Score Yet Hidden Moon Victor Brighton 2012
12% There Be Dragons Manolo $1.1M 2011
No Score Yet Hirokin Hirokin 2011
No Score Yet Rites Of Passage Benny 2011
12% Jonah Hex Adleman Lusk $10.6M 2010
No Score Yet Dolan's Cadillac Robinson 2009
40% The Last Word Evan 2009
No Score Yet The Tomb Jonathan Merrick 2008
No Score Yet The Perfect Witness Mickey Gravatski 2007
33% P2 Thomas $4M 2007
58% Weirdsville Royce 2007
26% Ghost Rider Blackheart $115.9M 2007
26% Le match de leur vie Walter Bahr $0.4M 2005
41% The Four Feathers Jack $18.3M 2002
85% Monster's Ball Actor $31.3M 2002
62% The Claim Dalglish 2000
4% Soul Survivors Matt $2.1M 2000
No Score Yet The White River Kid White River Kid 1999
87% American Beauty Ricky Fitts 1999
78% Beloved Schoolteacher's Nephew 1998

TV

Credit
69% Yellowstone
2018
Jamie Dutton 2019
2018
76% American Horror Story
2013
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2015
No Score Yet American Horror Story: Hotel
2015
John Lowe 2015
2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2014
88% Wallander
2008-2016
2012

QUOTES FROM Wes Bentley CHARACTERS

Man says: Where am I?

Woman says: You're at home. I'm your wife and I'm going to make you all better.

Doyle says: I feel good.

Doyle says: Case, go get her!

Prof. Brand says: We need the bravest humans to find us a new home.

Cooper says: But the nearest star is over a thousand years away.

Doyle says: Hence the bravery.

Doyle says: Potentially habitable worlds right within our reach.

Brand says: Could save us from extinction.

Doyle says: You can't just think about your family now. You have to think bigger than that.

Cooper says: I am thinking about my family and millions of other families.

Blackheart says: My name is Legion, for we are many.

Station Master says: You're not even supposed to be here.

Blackheart says: That's what they keep telling me.

Ricky Fitts says: But it helps me remember... I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts says: It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts says: She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself.

Ricky Fitts says: It's like God's looking right at you, just for a second, and if you're careful... you can look right back.

Jane Burnham says: And what do you see?

Ricky Fitts says: Beauty.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

President Snow says: So, contain it!

Lester Burnham says: I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.

Ricky Fitts says: I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.

Ricky Fitts says: I'm leaving.

Barbara Fitts says: Okay. Wear a raincoat.

Ricky Fitts says: What's new in the world, Dad?

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell!

Ricky Fitts says: Never underestimate the power of denial.

President Snow says: An eleven?

Seneca Crane says: She earned it.

President Snow says: She shot an arrow at your head.

Seneca Crane says: She shot the apple.

President Snow says: Near your head.

Haymitch Abernathy says: Give them something to root for!

Seneca Crane says: What?

Haymitch Abernathy says: Young love.

Seneca Crane says: Who doesn't like an underdog?

President Snow says: I don't.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, alot of hope is dangerous. This fact is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

Effie Trinket says: So, contain it.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, alot is dangerous. This fact is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

President Snow says: So, contain it.

Seneca Crane says: I mean, everyone loves a good underdog!

President Snow says: I don't.

Seneca Crane says: "Hey! Who ordered the pig?!"

Seneca Crane says: Hey! Who ordered the pig?

Ricky Fitts says: She's not your friend, she's someone you use to feel better about yourself!

Angela Hayes says: Go fuck yourself psycho!

Jane Burnham says: Hey shut up bitch!

Angela Hayes says: Jane, he's a freak!

Jane Burnham says: Well than so am I, and we'll always be freaks and never be like other people, and you'll never be a freak, because you're too .. perfect.

Angela Hayes says: Yeah, well, at least I'm not ugly.

Ricky Fitts says: Yes you are .. and you're boring .. and you're totally ordinary .. and you know it.

Angela Hayes says: You two deserve each other.

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to leave tonight, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: What?

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to go to New York, to live, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: Yes.

Angela Hayes says: You guys can't be serious, you're just a kid, and he's, like, a mental case, you'll end up living in a box on the street!

Jane Burnham says: I'm no more a kid than you are! .. We can use my plastic surgery money.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40,000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Angela Hayes says: What, other drug dealers?

Ricky Fitts says: Yes!

Angela Hayes says: I think maybe you forgot your medication today, mental-boy

Ricky Fitts says: Hi, Jane

Jane Burnham says: Look I want you to stop filming me.

Ricky Fitts says: OK

Angela Hayes says: Well, whatever, this is boring .. lets go!

Jane Burnham says: Do you need a ride?

Angela Hayes says: Are you crazy? I don't want to end up hacked to pieces in a dumpster somewhere.

Ricky Fitts says: It's OK, I'll walk .. but thanks.

Angela Hayes says: Yeah, see, he doesn't want to go anyways, come on, let's go .. come on, Jane!

Jane Burnham says: I think I'm going to walk too..

Angela Hayes says: What?! Jane .. that's, like, almost a mile!

Ricky Fitts says: Don't underestimate the power of denial

Ricky Fitts says: Don't underestimate the power of denial.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: Look into my eyes!

Blackheart says: [gasps, but then they turn to laughter] your Penance Stare doesn't work on me. I have no soul to burn. [grabs his spine] I guess the Caretaker forgot to mention that, huh? surprise! He sent you to bring me back. I'm not going back. [Demonic voice:] I LIKE IT HERE!

Blackheart says: [gasps, but then they turn to laughter] your Penance Stare doesn't work on me. I have no soul to burn. [grabs his spine] I guess the Caretaker forgot to mention that, huh? surprise! He sent you to bring me back. I'm not going back. [demonic voice] I LIKE IT HERE!

Ricky Fitts says: What's happening in the world dad.

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: How does it feel to have all that evil inside of you?All their powers [Transforms into Ghost Rider] all their souls? [picks up Blackheart] A thousand souls to burn. Look into my eyes! Your souls are stained by the blood of the innocent.

Blackheart says: No.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: Feel their pain.

Blackheart says: My name is Legion, for we are.... [inhales] MAAAAANY.

Blackheart says: My name is Legion. For we are [inhales] MANY.

Ricky Fitts says: I'm not obsessed, I'm just curious

Ricky Fitts says: I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.

Adelman Lusk says: Sure hope you succeed. I would surely hang if you didn't. And that's something I'd like to avoid.

Quentin Turnbull says: (shoots Lusk in the head) Consider it avoided

Quentin Turnbull says: (shoots Lusk in the head) Consider it avoided.

Quentin Turnbull says: [shoots Lusk in the head] Consider it avoided.

Ricky Fitts says: Never underestimate the power of denial.

Ricky Fitts says: It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts says: It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts says: Welcome to America's weirdest home videos.

Ricky Fitts says: She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself.

Ricky Fitts says: I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting.

Ricky Fitts says: Anything new in the world, Dad?

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell!

Ricky Fitts says: Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts says: What a sad old man you are.