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Ben Foster

Ben Foster continues to establish himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. His television work includes the cult hit Freaks and Geeks as the mentally handicapped student Eli and Six Feet Under as Russle, the bi-­sexual art school boyfriend of Claire Fischer.

In 2007, Foster had a starring role in Nick Cassavetes' Alpha Dog as a crystal meth-­addicted skinhead. In 2008, he impressed audiences and critics alike with his inspired portrayal of outlaw Charlie Prince in James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma.

In 2009, he starred opposite Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton in Oren Moverman's critically acclaimed The Messenger. A moving portrayal of one soldier's journey to re-­assimilate into the civilian world after his turn in Iraq.

In addition to The Mechanic, Foster has another January premiere performance in the film Here, for director Braden King; it's the first feature length, English language American film to be shot entirely in Armenia, and it's in competition at January's 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Ben Foster is currently shooting a role in Rampart, reuniting him with the team of writer/director Oren Moverman and actor Woody Harrelson, which also marks his debut as a film producer. This February, he will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Universal's Contraband.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Ben Foster Facts

BirthdayOctober 29, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Ben Foster compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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