Born on April 3: Ben Mendelsohn

Ben MendelsohnBen Mendelsohn is 51 years old today. He is a character actor from Australia, who is know in Hollywood for playing villains and criminals, including Orson Krennic in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, Daggett in “The Dark Knight Rises” and Sorrento in “Ready Player One”.

On his Jewish background:

“His paternal grandfather Oscar Mendelsohn was from a Jewish family. […]he discovered links to 19th-century Prussia. His ancestors were among the first Prussian Jews to be naturalised in Schneidemühl” (wikipedia)

Check his  IMDB, Wikipedia page or unofficial fansite for more information .

This post is part of a series, celebrating Jewish people in the film industry on their birthday, one person a day.  Here are the previous posts.

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