Wesley Cook "Wes" Bentley (born September 4, 1978) is an American actor. He's perhaps best known for his role in the film American Beauty, but he's also starred in The Hunger Games as Seneca Crane, and FX's American Horror Story as various characters.
- American Beauty (1999) as Ricky Fitts
- Ghost Rider (2007) as Blackheart / Legion
- Jonah Hex (2010 as Adleman Lusk
- Gone (2012) as Peter Hood
- The Hunger Games (2012) as Seneca Crane
- Lovelace (2013) as Thomas
- American Horror Story (2014 — present) in various roles:
- Interstellar (2014) as Doyle
- Final Girl (2014) as William
- Pete's Dragon (2016) (2016) as Jack
He provides examples of:
- Recovered Addict: He suffered from drug addiction and alcoholism in the years following his breakthrough in American Beauty, but he's since recovered and gone clean, and his acting career has gotten back on track as well.
- What Could Have Been: He was Christopher Nolan's pick to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (the first entry in the DC Extended Universe), but since Nolan only served as an advisor during the casting process, Ben Affleck ultimately won the role.