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The Hunger Games’ Wes Bentley fired up with career comeback

13 March 2012

He's best known for his role of Ricky Fitts in the 1999 hit American Beauty with Kevin Spacey and he'll next appear as Seneca Crane in the hotly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Wes Bentley has spoken out about his career comeback.

Since American Beauty, he has had roles in the likes of Weirdsville, Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex and more recently Underworld: Awakening but he has battled with addiction to drugs and alcohol and tells Flaunt magazine "I feel really fired up and there was a reason I didn't have that feeling when I was younger, I'm glad that I can realise that through all the mess. I was waiting for the right moment, and that moment is now."

Speaking of his character Crane he adds "He is part techie madmen, part reality TV producer, part playboy showman for the Capitol, and a celebrity of sorts. Things are happening around him that he doesn't even recognise - he desensitises to the furthest extreme."

The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross hits UK screens on March 23 and features the stellar cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Isabelle Fuhrman, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and Hollywood icon Donald Sutherland.

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