Ben, who in U.S. movies is known for his villainous roles like Gerry in Mississippi Grind (2015), King George vi in Darkest Hour (2017) and as John Daggett in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), has portrayed very positive roles in movies in his home country Australia. A few of his roles include as Trevor Leishman in the movie The Year My Voice Broke (1987), as Danny Clarke in The Big Steel (1990) and Carey in Spotswood (1992).
He attended Heidelberg Primary School and Eltham High and Banyule High School when he was young. Ben accidentally took Drama because he thought it was easy and fell in love with it.
He started acting playing a minor role in an episode of the Australian television series Special Squad in 1984. The Still Point was his first movie where he played Peter in the year 1986.
HIs upcoming movies Untogether, Robin Hood and The Land of Steady Habits are scheduled to release in 2018. Likewise, Captain Marvel will be releasing in 2019.
As an actor, he has been nominated for many prestigious awards. He has been nominated for many AACTA Award since his role as Trevor Leishman in The Year My Voice Broke in 1987. Likewise, he was also nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead as Gerry in Mississipi in 2015.
Mendelsohn role as Danny Rayburn in the Netflix's Originals Bloodline earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2016 as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination. His co-actor Kyle Chandler also received Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2015 and 2016.
Moving on to his love life, before his marriage, he had affairs with Australian actress Kate Fisher, and Justine Clarke. However, his girlfriends left him reasoning his addiction to drug and alcoholism as a trouble.
Later, Mendelsohn married British author Emma Forrest in June 2012. The couple also welcomed a child, a daughter Forrest, in 2014. But unfortunately, they headed for divorce in 2016, after a short-lived marriage. Likewise, Ben also has daughters from his previous relationship, however, he has not addressed on the mother of his daughters. His daughter names are Sophia and Carolina.
Ben, who is now a responsible parent and rarely drinks, is also a patron of a charity which helps children of parents with drug abuse history.
Ben has a career of 34 years in acting both in Australia and in the US. Though his salary per movie is not revealed, his net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Ben is also active in social media like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.