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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

54% 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
24% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

69% Yellowstone
2018
Jamie Dutton
  • 2019
  • 2018
77% American Horror Story
2013
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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
Guest
  • 2014
88% Wallander
2008-2016
  • 2012

QUOTES FROM Wes Bentley CHARACTERS

Man
Where am I?
Woman
You're at home. I'm your wife and I'm going to make you all better.
Doyle
I feel good.
Doyle
Case, go get her!
Prof. Brand
We need the bravest humans to find us a new home.
Cooper
But the nearest star is over a thousand years away.
Doyle
Hence the bravery.
Doyle
Potentially habitable worlds right within our reach.
Brand
Could save us from extinction.
Doyle
You can't just think about your family now. You have to think bigger than that.
Cooper
I am thinking about my family and millions of other families.
Blackheart
My name is Legion, for we are many.
Station Master
You're not even supposed to be here.
Blackheart
That's what they keep telling me.
Ricky Fitts
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
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
She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself.
Ricky Fitts
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
And what do you see?
Ricky Fitts
Beauty.
President Snow
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
So...
President Snow
So, contain it!
Lester Burnham
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
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
I'm leaving.
Barbara Fitts
Okay. Wear a raincoat.
Ricky Fitts
What's new in the world, Dad?
Colonel Fitts
This country is going straight to hell!
Ricky Fitts
Never underestimate the power of denial.
President Snow
An eleven?
Seneca Crane
She earned it.
President Snow
She shot an arrow at your head.
Seneca Crane
She shot the apple.
President Snow
Near your head.
Haymitch Abernathy
Give them something to root for!
Seneca Crane
What?
Haymitch Abernathy
Young love.
Seneca Crane
Who doesn't like an underdog?
President Snow
I don't.
President Snow
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
So...
Effie Trinket
So, contain it.
President Snow
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
So...
President Snow
So, contain it.
Seneca Crane
I mean, everyone loves a good underdog!
President Snow
I don't.
Seneca Crane
"Hey! Who ordered the pig?!"
Seneca Crane
Hey! Who ordered the pig?
Ricky Fitts
She's not your friend, she's someone you use to feel better about yourself!
Angela Hayes
Go fuck yourself psycho!
Jane Burnham
Hey shut up bitch!
Angela Hayes
Jane, he's a freak!
Jane Burnham
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
Yeah, well, at least I'm not ugly.
Ricky Fitts
Yes you are .. and you're boring .. and you're totally ordinary .. and you know it.
Angela Hayes
You two deserve each other.
Ricky Fitts
If I had to leave tonight, would you come with me?
Jane Burnham
What?
Ricky Fitts
If I had to go to New York, to live, would you come with me?
Jane Burnham
Yes.
Angela Hayes
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
I'm no more a kid than you are! .. We can use my plastic surgery money.
Colonel Fitts
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
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
What, other drug dealers?
Ricky Fitts
Yes!
Angela Hayes
I think maybe you forgot your medication today, mental-boy
Ricky Fitts
Hi, Jane
Jane Burnham
Look I want you to stop filming me.
Ricky Fitts
OK
Angela Hayes
Well, whatever, this is boring .. lets go!
Jane Burnham
Do you need a ride?
Angela Hayes
Are you crazy? I don't want to end up hacked to pieces in a dumpster somewhere.
Ricky Fitts
It's OK, I'll walk .. but thanks.
Angela Hayes
Yeah, see, he doesn't want to go anyways, come on, let's go .. come on, Jane!
Jane Burnham
I think I'm going to walk too..
Angela Hayes
What?! Jane .. that's, like, almost a mile!
Ricky Fitts
Don't underestimate the power of denial
Ricky Fitts
Don't underestimate the power of denial.
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Look into my eyes!
Blackheart
[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
[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
What's happening in the world dad.
Colonel Fitts
This country is going straight to hell.
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
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
No.
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Feel their pain.
Blackheart
My name is Legion, for we are.... [inhales] MAAAAANY.
Blackheart
My name is Legion. For we are [inhales] MANY.
Ricky Fitts
I'm not obsessed, I'm just curious
Ricky Fitts
I'm not obsessing. I'm just curious.
Adelman Lusk
Sure hope you succeed. I would surely hang if you didn't. And that's something I'd like to avoid.
Quentin Turnbull
(shoots Lusk in the head) Consider it avoided
Quentin Turnbull
(shoots Lusk in the head) Consider it avoided.
Quentin Turnbull
[shoots Lusk in the head] Consider it avoided.
Ricky Fitts
Never underestimate the power of denial.
Ricky Fitts
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
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
Welcome to America's weirdest home videos.
Ricky Fitts
She's not your friend. She's just someone you use to feel better about yourself.
Ricky Fitts
I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting.
Ricky Fitts
Anything new in the world, Dad?
Colonel Fitts
This country is going straight to hell!
Ricky Fitts
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
What a sad old man you are.