Ben Foster is an American award-winning actor best known for his roles in the movies Liberty Heights, Get Over It, Hostage, X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog and 3:10 to Yuma. The son of restaurateur Stephen Foster, Ben Foster was born on October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents moved to the small town of Fairlan, Iowa when he was four years old.
Ben Foster dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles when he was sixteen, to pursue a career in acting. From 1996-1997, he appeared in the television series Flash Forward, as Tucker James. He also appeared for two episodes of the NBC series Freaks and Greeks. In 1999, he did co-starred with Adrien Brody and Joe Mantegna in the film Liberty Heights, playing a rebellious Jewish teen who falls in love with a black girl.
In 2001, he did the Tony O’Haver comedy romance Get Over It, playing the popular high school basketball star, Berke Landers, who gets dumped by his long-time girlfriend, Allison.
Foster also did a recurring role as Russell Corwin in the HBO Original series Six Feet Under. This was then followed by his roles in 11:14 as Eddie and in The Punisher, together with John Travolta and Thomas Jane. He also co-starred with Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak and Michelle Horn in the 2005 action/thriller movie Hostage. In 2006, Foster played the comic-book hero Angel/Warren Worthington III in X-Men: The Last Stand. He was also noted for his role as the drug addict, Jake Mazurksy, in the crime thriller Alpha Dog. In 2007, he portrayed the cold-blooded killer Charlie Prince in the widely acclaimed movie 3:10 to Yuma.
Foster’s other films include Kounterfeit (1996), I’ve Been Waiting for You (1998), Big Trouble (2001), The Laramie Project (2002), Phone Booth (2003), The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004), 30 Days of Night (2007), Birds of America (2008) and The Messenger (2008).