Ben Mendelsohn

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). Since then he has had roles in films such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Starred Up (2013), Mississippi Grind (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), and Captain Marvel (2019). Mendelsohn starred in the Netflix series Bloodline (2015–2017), for which he has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series from two nominations, and received a Golden Globe nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Mendelsohn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Black and White (2002)

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing. With a legal system compromised by intimidation tactics, the skills of his two gifted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing. With a legal system compromised by intimidation tactics, the skills of his two gifted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Nirvana Street Murder (1990)

Two brothers become conflicted after one goes on the run and the other has an affair with a Greek woman and takes care of an old rich lady who could be their way out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aleksi Vellis
CAST:  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Mary Coustas  •  Mark Little  •  Sheila Florance

Two brothers become conflicted after one goes on the run and the other has an affair with a Greek woman and takes care of an old rich lady who could be their way out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aleksi Vellis
CAST:  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Mary Coustas  •  Mark Little  •  Sheila Florance

Spotswood (1992)

Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he advocates, as he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Alwyn Kurts  •  John Walton

Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he advocates, as he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Alwyn Kurts  •  John Walton

The New World (2005)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

Vertical Limit (2000)

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Robin Tunney  •  Bill Paxton  •  Izabella Scorupco

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Robin Tunney  •  Bill Paxton  •  Izabella Scorupco

Sirens (1994)

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson

In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Tara Fitzgerald  •  Sam Neill  •  Elle Macpherson

Mullet (2001)

Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ex-girlfriend Tully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caesar
CAST:  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Susie Porter  •  Andrew S. Gilbert  •  Belinda McClory

Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ex-girlfriend Tully ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caesar
CAST:  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Susie Porter  •  Andrew S. Gilbert  •  Belinda McClory

The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

Set in 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, changing the lives of everyone involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Loene Carmen  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Graeme Blundell

Set in 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, changing the lives of everyone involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Noah Taylor  •  Loene Carmen  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Graeme Blundell

Quigley Down Under (1990)

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Alan Rickman  •  Chris Haywood

American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even American expatriate Crazy Cora ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Alan Rickman  •  Chris Haywood

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Action-packedIntenseFast pacedBrilliant

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Killing Them Softly (2012)

DarkInsightfulSuspensefulClever

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Adore (2013)

Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Robin Wright  •  Xavier Samuel  •  James Frecheville

Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Robin Wright  •  Xavier Samuel  •  James Frecheville

Map of the Human Heart (1993)

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the most difficult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Robert Joamie  •  Anne Parillaud  •  Annie Galipeau

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the most difficult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Jason Scott Lee  •  Robert Joamie  •  Anne Parillaud  •  Annie Galipeau

Slow West (2015)

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maclean
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Caren Pistorius

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maclean
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Kodi Smit-McPhee  •  Caren Pistorius

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

EpicTragicAction-packedEnjoyable

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Aaron Paul  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Ben Kingsley

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Aaron Paul  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Ben Kingsley

Black Sea (2014)

IntenseDarkFuturisticDepressing

A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Jodie Whittaker  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn

A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Jodie Whittaker  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn

Starred Up (2014)

19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Rupert Friend  •  David Ajala

19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Jack O'Connell  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Rupert Friend  •  David Ajala

Killer Elite (2011)

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary McKendry
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Clive Owen  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominic Purcell

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary McKendry
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Clive Owen  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominic Purcell

Lost River (2015)

SuspensefulViolentDisturbingDark

Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith

Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Gosling
CAST:  Christina Hendricks  •  Eva Mendes  •  Saoirse Ronan  •  Matt Smith
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