An award-winning actor who has established himself as one of the most versatile
of his generation, BEN FOSTER (Jake Mazursky) continues to add to a collection of
diverse roles in 2006.
Foster's work as Jake in Alpha Dog has already been honored with Movieline's
Hollywood Life Breakthrough Performance Award.
He is currently in production on James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma, opposite Russell
Crowe. He plays the role of outlaw Charlie Prince, a cold-blooded killer with a pair of
deadly six-guns and a love for using them. The film (a remake of the classic 1957
Western) is produced by Cathy Konrad and James Mangold for Lionsgate. 3:10 to Yuma
is scheduled to be released in fall 2007.
Earlier this year, Foster filmed Columbia Pictures' 30 Days of Night, for director
David Slade. Shot in New Zealand, 30 Days of Night takes place in a small Alaskan
town cloaked in darkness for much of the winter. An evil invades the town and forces the
husband and wife team of sheriff and deputy to choose between saving their own lives
and saving their town. Foster portrays The Stranger, a Cajun drifter who acts as the foot
soldier for the lead vampire Marlow (Danny Huston) and who is sent out to prepare for
the vampires' "30 Days of Nightâ€ť harvest. The feature is being produced by Ghost
House Pictures' founders Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.
Foster was last seen in the blockbuster film X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by
Brett Ratner. Foster portrayed Warren Worthington III/Angel, a highly anticipated
character in 20th Century Fox's successful franchise, joining the X-Men cast that includes
Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Famke Janssen. X-Men:
The Last Stand was the highest-grossing film of the franchise.
Addition credits include the action-thriller Hostage, opposite Bruce Willis; cult
favorite The Punisher, opposite Thomas Jane; Northfork, opposite James Woods,
Anthony Edwards and Daryl Hannah; and Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights, which
marked his film debut.
On television, Foster shared the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast for his work
in the 2003 season of HBO's critically acclaimed drama Six Feet Under, in which he
portrayed Russell Corwin for three seasons. He was also a part of the Emmy-nominated
HBO telefilm The Laramie Project. He appeared as the mentally handicapped student Eli
in several episodes of the cult hit Freaks and Geeks. His lead performance in
Showtime's Bang Bang, You're Dead garnered Foster a Daytime Emmy.
Foster lives in Los Angeles with his brother, actor Jon Foster.
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