Ben Foster

Actor, Playwright, Director
His short stint as the teen star of the Disney Channel series "Flash Forward" (1996-97) notwithstanding, actor Ben Foster built his reputation playing all manner of unbalanced young adults, ranging from the mildly ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Inferno 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Finest Hours 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Warcraft 2016 (Movie)

Medivh (Actor)

The Program 2015 (Movie)

Lance Armstrong (Actor)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 (Movie)

Patrick Wheeler (Actor)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

William Burroughs (Actor)

Lone Survivor 2013 (Movie)

Matt "Axe" Axelson (Actor)

360 2012 (Movie)

Tyler (Actor)

Contraband 2012 (Movie)

Sebastian Abney (Actor)

Here 2012 (Movie)

Will Shepard (Actor)

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

General Terry (Actor)

The Mechanic 2011 (Movie)

Steve McKenna (Actor)

Pandorum 2009 (Movie)

Bower (Actor)

The Messenger 2009 (Movie)

Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Days of Night 2007 (Movie)

The Stranger (Actor)

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

Charlie Prince (Actor)

Alpha Dog 2007 (Movie)

Jake Mazursky (Actor)

Birds of America 2007 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Fleshy Boy (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Warren Worthington III/Angel (Actor)

Hostage 2005 (Movie)

Mars Krupcheck (Actor)

The Dead Zone 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

11:14 2004 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Bang, Bang, You're Dead 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Northfork 2003 (Movie)

Cod (Actor)

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Matt Arnold (Actor)

Boston Public 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Berke Landers (Actor)

Family Law 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Ben Kurtzman (Actor)

I've Been Waiting For You 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The ABC Saturday Morning Preview Party 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kounterfeit 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

You Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

His short stint as the teen star of the Disney Channel series "Flash Forward" (1996-97) notwithstanding, actor Ben Foster built his reputation playing all manner of unbalanced young adults, ranging from the mildly neurotic to the dangerously psychopathic. He earned an Emmy Award for bringing poignancy to the story of an explosive high school misfit in "Bang Bang You're Dead" (Showtime, 2002) and suggested another type of wounded inner child in his recurring role as an obsessive, bisexual artist on HBO's acclaimed "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). But Foster put television behind him and went on to lay the foundations of a steady film career with enigmatic outlaws including a dangerous Los Angeles tweaker in the true crime drama, "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a supporting performance in the Western remake "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) that clearly gave co-stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale a run for their money. A supporting role in the mega-blockbuster "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) and a promising transition to dramatic lead in the military-themed "The Messenger" (2009) showcased a remarkable talent for crafting three-dimensional, complex characters and began a promising phase of Foster's career.

Relationships

Kirsten Dunst Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Get Over It" (2001) No longer together

Stephn Foster

Father

Jon Foster

Brother
Born c. 1985

Lucille Foster

Grandmother
Fled Russian pogroms with family in 1923 settled in the Boston area

Zoe Kravitz Actor

Companion

Ellen Page Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) co-star

Julia Stiles Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2001; Stiles claimed she never met Foster

Robin Wright Actor

Fiance
Reportedly began dating 2012 Engagement announced January 10, 2014.

EDUCATION

Dropped out of high school in the 11th grade to pursue acting career

Interlochen Theater Arts Summer Program

Interlochen , Michigan 1994 - 1995
Attended for two years

Milestones

2013

Replaced Shia LaBeouf in Broadway play "Orphans"

2012

Acted in crime drama "Contraband" opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale

2011

Co-starred with Jason Statham in action thriller "The Mechanic"

2011

Cast in gritty police drama "Rampart" alongside Woody Harrelson and Sigourney Weaver; also produced film

2009

Co-starred with Dennis Quaid in sci-fi film "Pandorum"

2007

Played drug addict Jake Mazursky in Nick Cassavetes directed "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer

2007

Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold

2006

Cast as Warren Worthington III (aka the Avenging Angel) in "X-Men: The Last Stand," the third installment of film series

2005

Featured opposite Bruce Willis in crime thriller "Hostage"

2004

Starred opposite Thomas Jane and John Travolta in "The Punisher"

2003

Landed recurring role as Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) obsessive boyfriend Russell on HBO family drama "Six Feet Under"

2002

Acted in ensemble crime comedy "Big Trouble"

2001

Landed male lead opposite Kirsten Dunst in teen comedy "Get Over It"

1999

First major film role, playing the youngest son of a Jewish family in 1950s Baltimore in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights"

1999

Played recurring role of a mentally handicapped student on short-lived NBC series "Freaks and Geeks"

1998

Made TV movie debut playing a teenage killer in NBC drama "I've Been Watching You"

1996

Made feature film debut in "Kounterfeit"

1996

Co-starred on ABC/Disney Channel series "Flash Forward"

1993

At age 12, wrote, directed, and starred in a one-act play that won a statewide competition

1992

Played title character in local production of musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Bonus Trivia

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In February 2013, Foster replaced actor Shia LaBeouf after the latter dropped out of the Broadway play "Orphans" due to creative differences. The play also co-starred Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge.

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