When actor Wes Bentley was just 21-year-old, he was a dropout from Juilliard School of Drama. He was living in Los Angeles and did not have enough money to eat at Taco Benn. But after his ravishing performance as Ricky Fitts in “American Beauty,” (won the Academy Award for best picture), the actor was riding in popularity and drawing paparazzi.
Critics labeled him as a star, who had a bright future. After this first break, people used to watch in awe and would keep telling him that he should find a place in next movie soon and make his life much better. This actor wanted fame and popularity but did get nervous at times. “American Beauty” paved way for Mr. Bentley towards many other opportunities.
In 2000, he won a lead role in “The Four Feathers,” but the film did not get a proper response. Meanwhile, his drug use had increased too in his personal life. He said he spent days in drug dens. He would spend nights taking cocaine at clubs and drive around the city alone in search of heroin. Despite his drug addiction, he had stacks of scripts with great offers for him.
From 2002 to 2009, the actor did not take care about his acting and only did the occasional films for getting money to pay bills to buy drugs. He married Jennifer Quanz, an aspiring actress, in 2001, but due to his drug use, their relationships frayed. In 2008, Mr. Bentley was arrested for heroin possession even.
Thus, the actor led a very sad state of life but eventually he got interest back in acting. His career graph was growing up in the year. 2010-12. He had signed a maximum number of films between 2010-12 and 2013-15. His most acclaimed performances were for play ’’Venus in Fur’’ at the Classic Stage Company in New York City. In this play, he was cast opposite Nina Arianda.
In 2012, he was cast in a supporting role in ‘’The Hunger Games’, which was a blockbuster movie. In June 2013, Bentley was appeared in Ryan Murphy's HBO sexuality drama "Open" where he played the role of arrogant lover. He was recently seen in movies like ‘Welcome to Me,' ‘Knight of Cups,' ‘Final Girl’ and ‘
We Are Your Friends
’. His latest film "American Horror Story: Hotel’’ had been creating a big sensation and waiting for a release In the month of October 2015 .Bentley was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on September 4, 1978. His father was a minister.