THE BEST OF ENEMIES
WES BENTLEY (Floyd Kelly) first gained recognition in the
Oscar-winning 1999 film American
Beauty. His portrayal of 'Ricky Fritts,' the soulful, artistic next-door
neighbor to Jane Burnham (Thora
Birch), brought Bentley the National Board of Review's award for "Breakthrough
nominations for awards including the BAFTA for "Best Performance by an Actor in
a Supporting Role."
The American Beauty cast shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding
Performance by a
Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture."
More recently, Bentley joined the cast of Paramount's 2018 blockbuster
Fallout. He also currently portrays 'Jamie Dutton' in the Taylor
Sheridan-written and directed series
"Yellowstone," a Western drama for the Paramount Network. A huge commercial
is shooting its second season.
In 2016, Bentley was nominated for the Critics' Choice Award "Best Actor in a
Movie Made for
Television or Limited Series" for his work in "American Horror Story: Hotel."
Bentley starred in two
seasons of the FX drama series.
While working on "American Horror Story," Bentley also starred in Terrence
Malick's Knight of
Cups, opposite Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, as well as We Are Your
Friends for Working Title
with Zac Efron. In 2014, he was seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar;
Welcome to Me, opposite
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell; and Unconscious with Kate Bosworth. Unconscious
premiered at the 2014
Sundance Film Festival.
Other memorable roles include game-maker 'Seneca Crane' in The Hunger Games
in 2012 and
photographer 'Thomas' in Lovelace in 2013. His film credits also include Ghost
Rider in 2007 and The
Four Feathers in 2002.
Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Bentley participated in drama club and
cultivated a specific interest
in improvisational comedy while attending Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood,
Arkansas. While at
Sylvan Hills, he founded an improv troupe with his brother Patrick Bentley and
friends Damien Bunting
and Josh Cowdery. At his mother's urging, he attended the Juilliard School in
New York after graduation,
but only for a short time. Soon afterwards, he made his screen debut in Jonathan
Demme's Beloved in
In 2010, Bentley made his professional stage debut with Nina Arianda in David
Ives's award-winning play Venus in Fur.
Bentley makes his home in Los Angeles with his two children and wife Jacqui
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