Ben Mendelsohn is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor who most recently was awarded the 2013 British Independent Film Award for his performance in David Mackenzie’s Starred Up. In 2010, Ben starred opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s highly acclaimed feature Animal Kingdom (winner of the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Jury Prize). His performance in the film earned him both of Australia’s top awards - an AFI Award and an IF Award for Best Lead Actor. Off of his incredible performance in Animal Kingdom, he landed three starring roles in coveted films; Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, opposite Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper and Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly, opposite Brad Pitt. His other recent work includes Rachel Ward’s feature debut Beautiful Kate alongside Rachel Griffiths (for which he received an AFI Award nomination for Best Lead Actor), David Caesar’s Prime Mover, Alex Proyas’ Knowing starring Nicholas Cage and Rose Byrne, and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia. Ben is currently shooting the lead of Unt Kzk Netflix’s new show, he just finished shooting the Co-lead of Mississippi Grind opposite Ryan Reynolds and has Ridley Scott’s Exodus in the can. He’ll next be seen in Ryan Gosling directorial debut, Lost River. He also shot Slow West with Michael Fassbender last year and is coming out in Black Sea directed by Kevin Macdonald alongside Jude Law. He is repped by CAA and RGM Artist Group.