Ben Foster is an American actor who has distinguished himself for various roles and his performances have often been defined by critics as intense and engaging. One critic in particular, Matt Zoller Seitz he tweeted a comment calling it “one of those actors who makes a bad movie into a movie worth seeing”, so if you’re wondering who he is and you think you’ve never seen one of his films, you probably have excellent taste in cinema. However it must be said that he is a really good actor, so let’s hope that they finally give him a role that allows him to show off his acting skills.
Ben Foster, career and movies
Ben Foster was born into an interesting family context and totally disconnected from what will later be his path. His parents are extravagant owners of a restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts, where Ben was born on October 29, 1980. During his childhood, his parents decided to move to Fairfield Iowa, where he will grow up and come into contact with the world of acting. His talent emerges from a very young age, when he plays the protagonist in the play You are a good man, Charlie Brownstaged in one of the city’s theaters. At the age of 12 he wrote, directed and performed plays and wins second place in an international competition. During the summer of his 14th birthday he attended theInterlochen Theater Arts Summer Program and a couple of years later he dropped out of school to follow his passion. He then moved to California where, a short time later, he was hired by Disney for the teenage series Tucker and Becca, enemies for the skinproduced in Canada and aired from 1996 to 1997. The series is notable for being the first original series created by Disney Channel.
The film debut occurs with a marginal role in the film Check the organization. While the film isn’t seen by many people, the right people do, and so begins Ben Foster’s signings for various small-screen films. Before his important engagement for Liberty Heights, in 1999, Foster also had the opportunity to act in various TV series. In the movie Liberty Heights Ben Foster stars alongside Adrien Brody and Joe Mantegna playing a young Jewish teenager who is in a relationship with a black girl.
His first leading role in a film he gets for the film Get Over It (2001), where she co-stars with Kirsten Dunst as a teenager in love, and then in the beautiful Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002), in which he plays Trevor Adams, the protagonist.
From 2003 to 2005 he had a supporting role in the TV series Six Feet Under. The show garnered critical acclaim and won numerous awards. The Punisher, 2004 action film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, is one of the first commercial jobs in Ben Foster’s career. The film is based on thecharacter of the same name of the marvel comics. The film is a commercial success but is met with mostly mixed to negative reviews.
Although his career as an actor is in full swing, the general public does not notice it yet. Everything changes in 2005 when he starred in the film Hostage and obtained the consent of the public. The effort put into playing the role makes audiences begin to notice and recognize her potential talent.
In 2006, he had a major role in the superhero film X-Men: The Final Conflict. Based on the superhero team of the same name marvel comicsthe movie was a huge financial success. The following year, he played the role of a cold-blooded killer and an outlaw in the film 3:10 to Yumadirected by James Mangold. Foster stars alongside Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in leading roles. The film was received positively, earning a decent amount at the box office. In the same year, she also plays an important role in the horror film 30 days in the dark which achieves great commercial success.
As we anticipated in the introduction, all these films, even if they get some success, don’t make his career as an actor take off. Another such film is The Messenger (2009), directed by Oren Moverman which is not a great success with the public, despite the fact that critics appreciate it so much that it is included in the list of ten best films of the year. In later years she appears in films such as Rampart (2011), Contraband (2012), Young rebels (2013), Lone Survivor (2013) e The latest storm (2016).
In 2016, the action movie Warcraftthe screen version of the cult game, achieves some success. In addition to Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Robert Kazinsky also star in the film. Also in 2016 Foster plays the role of Tanner, the brother of Toby (Chris Pine), a former prisoner in the drama Hell or High Water. The two brothers commit a crime to pay off their mother’s bank debt and rob small banks in the district . The same year, the actor starred in the mysterious thriller Hellmovie sequels Da Vinci’s code and Angels and Demons, getting the role of the main villain: Bertrand Zobrist. Despite the stellar cast (Tom HanksFelicity Jones…) and the 220 million dollars at the box office, critics welcome the film without enthusiasm.
The year 2017 brings the actor two new contracts. Ben Foster plays Sergeant Charles Wills with other little-known actors in the historical western Hostileswhich tells the viewer about the conquest of the Wild West. Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike play the lead roles of Captain Blocker and the widow, distraught over the death of the children. The premiere of the drama took place in early 2018.