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Widely recognized as one of Australia's most outstanding actors, BEN MENDELSOHN has starred in movies all over the world.

His performance opposite James Frecheville and Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver in David Michod's Animal Kingdom earned him Australia's top movie honors - the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award, the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award, and the IF Award - for Best Actor. He has received multiple other AFI and FCCA Award nominations, including for his work in Rachel Ward's Beautiful Kate , with Rachel Griffiths; and won an AFI Award for his performance in John Duigan's The Year My Voice Broke , which was his breakthrough film, and a FCCA Award for his work in Geoffrey Wright's Metal Skin .

Among Mr. Mendelsohn's many other movies are Terrence Malick's The New World ; Craig Lahiff's Black and White , in which he portrayed mogul Rupert Murdoch; Baz Luhrmann's Australia and Joel Schumacher's Trespass , both with Nicole Kidman; Gary McKendry's Killer Elite ; David Caesar's Prime Mover , Idiot Box, and Mullet , in the title role of the latter; Alex Proyas' Knowing ; Martin Campbell's Vertical Limit ; Mark Joffe's Cosi and Spotswood (a.k.a. The Efficiency Expert ); Nadia Tass' Amy and The Big Steal ; John Duigan's Sirens ; Vincent Ward's Map of the Human Heart ; and Simon Wincer's Quigley Down Under .

Over the past decade, his films have included the blockbusters Rogue One , directed by Gareth Edwards, and The Dark Knight Rises , directed by Christopher Nolan; Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly ; Anne Fontaine's Adore ; Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea and Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines , both also for Focus Features; Lost River , directed by Ryan Gosling; Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings ; John Maclean's Slow West ; Benedict Andrews' Una , opposite Rooney Mara; Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Mississippi Grind , for which he received a Spirit Award nomination; and David Mackenzie's Starred Up , for which Mr. Mendelsohn won the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has received AFI and Logie Award nominations for his starring role in the television series Love My Way . He has guest-starred on some of Australia's most acclaimed television productions, including Halifax f.p. , G.P. , Police Rescue, and The Secret Life of Us (in an arc). For his work on the show Tangle , he won the Astra Award for Best Actor and was again a Logie Award nominee.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mendelsohn has simultaneously honed his craft on stage, including starring as Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar and Tom in The Glass Menagerie, both for Sydney Theatre Company. His other theater work includes My Zinc Bed , Cosi (for Belvoir St. Theatre), and The Selection (for Melbourne Theatre Company).

He won an Emmy Award, and was a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominee, for his portrayal of Danny Rayburn on the Netflix series Bloodline, which ran for three seasons.


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