According to Wes Bentley, the actor who plays Jamie Dutton, the key themes of Yellowstone Season 4 will be vengeance, deception, and conflict.
Wes sat down with Good Housekeeping a few days before the much-anticipated return of the Paramount thriller Yellowstone, to reflect on where Jamie’s mind is at in light of the heart-stopping assaults in the Season 3 finale. Jamie is still struggling with his identity after finding he was orphaned last season.
“Where he formerly believed he was at least part of the Dutton family’s bloodline, even though he was rejected, now he’s not even that,” Wes explains. “He’s completely out.”
With things being extremely complicated for Yellowstone’s Jamie Dutton, fans have been wondering the man behind this character: Wes Bentley. Let’s figure out who Wes Bentley actually is.
Wes Bentley Movies and TV Shows
Wes Bentley has been a constant presence on both the big and small screens for the last 20 years or so. The Ghost Rider actor stepped away from the spotlight for much of the 2000s but has recently made a comeback as a talented character actor.
Bentley has shown to be a steady presence in ensemble efforts during his gradual reappearance. From ghosts to astronauts, and most notably in the critically acclaimed Yellowstone, Bentley has been in the finest television episodes and films such as Mission: Impossible, Pete’s Dragon, American Beauty, The Hunger Games, Welcome to Me, Interstellar, and the Claim.
Wes Bentley’s Net Worth
Wes Bentley is a wealthy American actor with a net worth of $3 million. Wes Bentley was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and was admitted into the Drama Division of The Juilliard School. He opted to leave after one year to pursue a full-time acting career.
In 1998, he appeared in his first significant endeavor, the film “Beloved.” When he co-starred in the Academy Award-winning picture “American Beauty” in 1999, he became a household celebrity. He has now gone on to perform supporting, co-starring, and leading parts.
Is Wes Bentley married?
Bentley claims that after his breakthrough in American Beauty, he immediately began a downward spiral into drug addiction. Bentley was married to actress Jennifer Quanz at the time, from whom he claims he kept his addiction hidden.
Bentley claimed that he and Quanz divorced in 2006, and he relocated to a place where he could take heroin full-time. He just worked enough to pay his bills and support his drug addiction. However, Bentley’s addiction began to cause issues on set. He was subsequently arrested and ordered to participate in a 12-step program.
Bentley states that after going through therapy and a 12-step program, he relapsed and “kept taking heroin until he was broke.” In January 2008, he tragically lost his best buddy Heath Ledger to a drug overdose. And by 2009, his marriage to Quanz had ended.
Bentley met and married his current wife, Jacqui Swedberg, in 2010 after seeking therapy and sobering up. The couple has two children: Charles, a son, and Brooklyn, a daughter.
“I’ve discovered that fatherhood has truly made me a better actor, a better artist,” Bentley told MTV News in 2013. “It’s given me additional tools and a new lease on life.”
What did Wes Bentley want to be before he became an actor?
Bentley, whose villain was sentenced to die by President Snow after saving Katniss and Peeta’s life, told that four years later the role’s brevity was part of its allure. “I live to experiment with new things. Part of what I enjoy about acting is living other people’s life. I could never pick what I wanted to be as a child because I wanted to be so many things.”
Bentley admitted that at the time of the film’s release that he shared something with Crane, albeit luckily not a propensity to organize death-sentencing games. “Seneca was young when he became highly popular, and he was tremendously successful for a brief moment. And I’ve had that experience, and it all went to my head, as it does for so many of us. I had lost touch with reality, believing that everything I did would turn to gold.”