Ben Mendelsohn

Active - 1987 - Present  |   Born - Apr 3, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Romance, Adventure

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Biography

Lead actor, onscreen from the '80s.

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  • Began acting as a teenager, appearing on Australian TV series The Henderson Kids and Neighbours.
  • Originally believed he was related to composer Felix Mendelssohn; when his ancestry was profiled on a 2005 episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, he failed to find a connection.
  • Planned to pull out his teeth for his role in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), but was stopped by a producer.
  • Appeared in Florence + The Machine's music video for "Lover to Lover" in 2012.