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Ben Mendelsohn was born on 3 April 1969. He is an Australian actor, who first rose to prominence in Australia for his role in The Year My Voice Broke (1987) and internationally for his role in the crime drama Animal Kingdom (2010).

After several early television roles, including The Henderson Kids, he attracted notice in his breakout film, The Year My Voice Broke (1987), winning him the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor. His next major role was in The Big Steal (1990), and Spotswood (1992) co-starring with Anthony Hopkins; this was followed in 1996 by Cosi and Idiot Box. In 2000 he was in two contrasting films, the Australian Mullet and the Hollywood Vertical Limit.

In 2005, he was preparing to play Mark Antony in the Sydney Theatre Company-produced Julius Caesar, and he was in the Terrence Malick-directed film The New World.

In 2007, Mendelsohn starred in the third season of the TV series Love My Way and in 2008, he appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and filmed the 10-part Melbourne series Tangle, which premiered on Showcase in 2009. In 2009, he appeared in the American science fiction film Knowing directed by Alex Proyas. The same year, Mendelsohn starred as Ned in Beautiful Kate, directed by Rachel Ward, opposite Bryan Brown and Rachel Griffiths.

In 2010, he appeared in Animal Kingdom, starring in the film as Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody, a criminal on the run from the law living in the notorious Melbourne Underworld. This role won him many awards including IF Award’s Best Actor and the AFI’s award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He was also named GQ Australia’s Actor of the Year for 2010.

He was selected as one of the entrants to the Who’s Who in Australia 2012 edition. In 2012, Mendelsohn played the supporting role of John Daggett in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

In 2012, he appeared in Florence + the Machine’s music video for “Lover to Lover”. The video was directed by Vincent Haycock. In 2013, he guest starred in the TV series Girls as the father of Jessa, played by Jemima Kirke.

In 2014, Mendelsohn joined the cast of Bloodline, a Netflix original from the creators of Damages. The first season premiered on the site on 20 March 2015 and was well received. Mendelsohn’s performance on the series has been critically lauded, resulting in a Primetime Emmy Award win as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination. In September 2016, Netflix announced that the show had been cancelled, and that it will end after its third season in 2017.

In the Autumn of 2016, he appeared in video as an onstage “stand-in” during the Nostalgia For the Present concert tour of Australian singer Sia Furler for her song, “Breathe Me.”

In December 2016, he stars in the latest of the Star Wars franchise, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” as the villainous Director Orson Krennic, responsible for the security of the Death Star.

Feb 25, 2016 (ID: 15069) By Sandi

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