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Wes Bentley might be best known as Seneca Crane from The Hunger Games franchise, but he first came to the attention of film fans in the Oscar-winning American Beauty — which came out when he was 21.
Bentley's been very open about the difficulties he faced as a young man in Hollywood.
"I just got to Hollywood and I got successful at 19 or 20, and I just went too far with everything," he told George. "Everything was accessible — drugs, partying. I really lost myself completely. I feared the fame. That was a big part of it. I didn't know how to handle it. I didn't know how to handle the attention."
Bentley also told George about meeting his Canadian wife — at an Iron Maiden concert.
"I'm married to a Canadian from Regina, and she's beautiful and wonderful," Bentley said. "I met her through a friend... she invited us all to an Iron Maiden concert, and I fell in love."
And what song was playing?
"It was 'Run To The Hills!'"
Bentley's newest film Pioneer premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
American Beauty - DreamWorks SKG, Jinks/Cohen Company
My Big Break - MBB Group, Mantic Eye
Ghost Rider - Columbia Pictures Corporation, Crystal Sky Pictures, Relativity Media, Marvel Enterprises, Michael De Luca Productions, GH One, Vengeance Productions Pty.Ltd.
Hunger Games - Lionsgate, Color Force
Pioneer - Friland, Pandora Filmproduction, Garagefilm International, Film i Vast, Les Films d’Antoine, Matila Rohr Productions
Terrence Malick - from Thin Red Line - Fox 2000 Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau, Phoenix Pictures