skip navigation
Ben Foster

Ben Foster

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Pandorum DVD The terrifying mystery behind a deep-space disaster begins to unfold in... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Punisher DVD No crime goes unpunished by "The Punisher" (2004)! From Marvel Comics comes an... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

3:10 To Yuma (Fullscreen)... In this second adaptation of Elmore Leonard's short story, an infamous outlaw is... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

30 Days Of Night DVD Based on the comic book miniseries of the same name, "30 Days of Night" is an... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Birds Of America DVD No matter how odd your family, they're still your family. Matthew Perry stars in... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

11:14 DVD Based on cruel twists of fate, "11:14" (2003) follows strangers, played by... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 29, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, playwright, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

His short stint as the teen star of the Disney Channel series "Flash Forward" (1996-97) notwithstanding, actor Ben Foster built his reputation playing all manner of unbalanced young adults, ranging from the mildly neurotic to the dangerously psychopathic. He earned an Emmy Award for bringing poignancy to the story of an explosive high school misfit in "Bang Bang You're Dead" (Showtime, 2002) and suggested another type of wounded inner child in his recurring role as an obsessive, bisexual artist on HBO's acclaimed "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). But Foster put television behind him and went on to lay the foundations of a steady film career with enigmatic outlaws including a dangerous Los Angeles tweaker in the true crime drama, "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a supporting performance in the Western remake "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) that clearly gave co-stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale a run for their money. A supporting role in the mega-blockbuster "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) and a promising transition to dramatic lead in the military-themed "The Messenger" (2009) showcased a remarkable talent for crafting three-dimensional, complex characters and began a promising phase of Foster's career. ...

His short stint as the teen star of the Disney Channel series "Flash Forward" (1996-97) notwithstanding, actor Ben Foster built his reputation playing all manner of unbalanced young adults, ranging from the mildly neurotic to the dangerously psychopathic. He earned an Emmy Award for bringing poignancy to the story of an explosive high school misfit in "Bang Bang You're Dead" (Showtime, 2002) and suggested another type of wounded inner child in his recurring role as an obsessive, bisexual artist on HBO's acclaimed "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). But Foster put television behind him and went on to lay the foundations of a steady film career with enigmatic outlaws including a dangerous Los Angeles tweaker in the true crime drama, "Alpha Dog" (2006) and a supporting performance in the Western remake "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) that clearly gave co-stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale a run for their money. A supporting role in the mega-blockbuster "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006) and a promising transition to dramatic lead in the military-themed "The Messenger" (2009) showcased a remarkable talent for crafting three-dimensional, complex characters and began a promising phase of Foster's career.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Warcraft (2016)
3.
4.
 Lone Survivor (2013)
5.
 Red Light Winter (2013)
6.
 Contraband (2012)
7.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
8.
 Here (2011)
9.
 Mechanic, The (2011)
10.
 Messenger, The (2009)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1992:
Played title character in local production of musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
1993:
At age 12, wrote, directed, and starred in a one-act play that won a statewide competition
1996:
Made feature film debut in "Kounterfeit"
1996:
Co-starred on ABC/Disney Channel series "Flash Forward"
1998:
Made TV movie debut playing a teenage killer in NBC drama "I've Been Watching You"
1999:
Played recurring role of a mentally handicapped student on short-lived NBC series "Freaks and Geeks"
1999:
First major film role, playing the youngest son of a Jewish family in 1950s Baltimore in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights"
2001:
Landed male lead opposite Kirsten Dunst in teen comedy "Get Over It"
2002:
Acted in ensemble crime comedy "Big Trouble"
2003:
Landed recurring role as Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) obsessive boyfriend Russell on HBO family drama "Six Feet Under"
2004:
Starred opposite Thomas Jane and John Travolta in "The Punisher"
2005:
Featured opposite Bruce Willis in crime thriller "Hostage"
2006:
Cast as Warren Worthington III (aka the Avenging Angel) in "X-Men: The Last Stand," the third installment of film series
2007:
Played drug addict Jake Mazursky in Nick Cassavetes directed "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer
2007:
Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold
2009:
Co-starred with Dennis Quaid in sci-fi film "Pandorum"
2011:
Co-starred with Jason Statham in action thriller "The Mechanic"
2011:
Cast in gritty police drama "Rampart" alongside Woody Harrelson and Sigourney Weaver; also produced film
2012:
Acted in crime drama "Contraband" opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale
2013:
Replaced Shia LaBeouf in Broadway play "Orphans"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Interlochen Theater Arts Summer Program: Interlochen , Michigan - 1994 - 1995

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Kirsten Dunst. Actor. Met during filming of "Get It On" (2001).
companion:
Julia Stiles. Actor. Reportedly dating as of 2001; Stiles claims to have never met him.

Family close complete family listing

grandmother:
Lucille Foster. Fled Russian pogroms with family in 1923; settled in the Boston area.
father:
Stephn Foster. Restaurateur.
brother:
Jon Foster. Born c. 1985.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute