Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn is an Australian actor born on April 3, 1969. He primarily became known because of his role in “The Year My Voice Broke” in 1987. He was also featured in the international crime drama, “Animal Kingdom”, in 2010.Image Credit: Gage Skidmore
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Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Mendelsohn was the son of a prominent medical researcher who headed the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne. They all lived in Europe and the US before they returned to Melbourne. Because of the fact that drama was said to be “easy”, he took the class. However, Mendelsohn was the only one to return for a follow-up audition for Crawford Productions.
Because of several early television roles in late-afternoon shows, including The Henderson Kids, Mendelsohn became rather famous in a famous 1987 film. The film “The Year My Voice Broke” won him the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor. Because of this award, he became another key figure in several films such as the 1990 film, “The Big Steal”, and the 1992 film, “Spotswood”. Because of his co-star, Anthony Hopkins, the two of them became a duo in several of Mendelsohn’s films – like the 1996 film, “Cosi and the Idiot Box”. However, by the time it was 2000s, Mendelsohn left Hopkins and starred in the “Australian Mullet”, and the “Hollywood Vertical Limit”.
When 2005 came, Ben Mendelsohn was preparing to play Mark Antony in the theatrical play, “Julius Caesar”. He was also in another film, “The New World”. By the time 2007 rolled in, Mendelsohn had starred in the third season of the TV series Love My Way. 2008 gave Mendelsohn a lot of opportunities to rise in fame as he appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s “Australia”. He had also filmed the series, “Tangle”, which premiered on 2009. In 2009, he appeared in the sci-fi film, “Knowing” by Alex Proyas. In the same year, Mendelsohn had starred as Ned in “Beautiful Kate”, a film directed by Rachel Ward.
2010 was the year Ben Mendelsohn had won so many awards. Because of his role in the 2010 film, “Animal Kingdom”, as Andrew “Pope” Cody – a criminal on the run from the law, that lived under the Melbourne Underworld – he won the IF Award’s Best Actor and the AFI’s award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He was also named GQ Australia’s Actor of the Year for 2010.
In 2012, Ben Mendelsohn appeared in the music video of the artist, Florence + the Machine. The music video of “Lover to Lover” featured several scenes which was heavily influenced by love. In 2014, Mendelsohn had joined the lovable cast of Bloodline. Bloodline is a Netflix original TV series. The first season was well received. Because of Mendelsohn’s predisposition as an actor, his performance on the series was lauded by critics. The series had won him a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award nomination.
By the time it was 2016, Ben Mendelsohn had appeared in video as an onstage “stand-in” during the “Nostalgia For the Present” concert tour of Australian singer Sia Furler. The song was “Breathe Me” – a critically acclaimed song during its time. His most recent role was the villain of Star Wars’ Rogue One – Director Krennic. Because of his supporting role in the Star Wars franchise, he called it “a childhood dream come true”. Mendelsohn also narrated the virtual band Gorillaz’ fourth album Humanz.
Ben Mendelsohn’s most acclaimed role in recent times was both the Netflix series, Bloodline, that ran from 2015 to 2017 and the Star Wars villain role. But only Bloodline was able to win him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and gave him a Golden Globe nomination.
In all, we estimate Ben Mendelsohn net worth in 2018 at $3 million.