Ben Foster (born October 29, 1980) is a Daytime Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. He is known for his roles in the teen movies Liberty Heights and Get Over It, as well as the action films Hostage (2005), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and 3:10 To Yuma (2007).
Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Stephen Foster, a restauranteur; he has a younger brother, Jon, who is also an actor. Foster's parents, whom he has described as "free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies", relocated to the small town of Fairfield, Iowa four years after he was born, after their Boston house was burglarized while they were present. Foster's family was one of the few Jewish families in the town. Foster's parents were associated with the Transcendental Meditation movement, and Foster attended the private elementary school operated by the movement, which was known as the Maharishi School for the Age of Enlightenment.
At the age of sixteen, Foster dropped out of high school and moved...
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Alpha Dog is an American film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, and released on January 12, 2007. The film is based on the true story of the kidnapping and murder in 2000 in California of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz, represented by the character Zach Mazursky, and the alleged involvement of Jesse James Hollywood, represented by the character Johnny Truelove, a young drug dealer.Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) is a well known drug dealer in his neighborhood. He is 19 years old and he owns a three-bedroom house, an expensive car, and has very loyal friends who also help him deal his dope. His father, Sonny Truelove (Bruce Willis), even supplies his son with marijuana. Johnny is living the hip-hop version of the American Dream. While partying on a Friday night, he comes across Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster), one of Johnny's loyal friends and part-time distributors. When Jake fails to collect a drug debt for Johnny, they fight over the money and in retaliation he breaks into Johnny's...,
30 Days of Night is a 2007 horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. The film is directed by David Slade and stars Josh Hartnett and Melissa George. The film is slated for an October 19, 2007 release.In sleepy, secluded Barrow, Alaska, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff (Josh Hartnett) and Deputy (Melissa George), a husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.Shortly following the publication of the 30 Days of Night comic book miniseries in 2002, studios including DreamWorks, MGM, and Senator International bid in the $1 million range for rights to a potential vampire film based on the story. Director and producer Sam Raimi expressed interest in adapting the miniseries and was negotiating a production deal with his...,
Hostage is a 2005 action/thriller movie which was directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson.
Jeff Talley is a hostage negotiator in Los Angeles. The film begins with Jeff negotiating with a man who has taken his wife and son hostage after learning she has been cheating on him. Jeff Talley has been watching the situation for a while, and eventually, Jeff hears three gunshots in the house. He runs inside through the barricaded door and finds the man and his wife dead. In the boy's room he finds the dying son, who passes away in Jeff's arms. This leaves Talley emotionally scarred. Soon after, Jeff moves with his family to become police chief in Bristo Camino, a peaceful suburban hamlet in Ventura County, California.
One year after the incident that ended his career with the LAPD, Talley finds himself in yet another hostage situation. Two teenagers and their mysterious accomplice Mars Krupchek take...,
The Punisher is a 2004 movie, based on the Marvel Comics character, starring Thomas Jane as Frank Castle and John Travolta as Howard Saint, the gangster who orders the death of Castle's entire family.Former Delta Force operative and FBI undercover agent Frank Castle had it all: a loving family, a great life and an upcoming desk job. On his final assignment, Castle plays his undercover role perfectly, but the operation spins out of control and a young man, Bobby Saint, is inadvertently killed. Unfortunately, Bobby is soon revealed to actually be one of the two sons of Howard Saint, a ruthless mob boss. Inflamed by the death of their son, the Saints are willing to risk their newfound legitimacy on a wholesale mission of vengeance. Castle's worst nightmare is about to come true, as Howard Saint's lieutenants perform a massacre at the Castle family reunion, among the victims include Frank's wife, his son and his parents. But Castle, to his everlasting torment, is the lone survivor (in a...,
Get Over It is a 2001 film directed by Tommy O'Haver. The film mixes concepts from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and from stereotypical American teen comedies of the time, the latter being a very frequent genre for a number of films at the time.
When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix Woods' sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical (ultimately to try to win her back, oblivious to the fact that Kelly clearly has feelings for Berke). Thus ensues a darkly hilarious love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, where Berke finds himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly.
Ben Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts, Suffolk County