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Ben McKenzie is Mad for Mad Men

Ben McKenzie is Mad for Mad Men

Ben McKenzie makes a rare public appearance and attends the season two premiere of AMC’s hit series Mad Men at the Egyptian theater on Monday in Los Angeles.

The former O.C. actor, who turns 30 in September, is set to star in a film version of Dalton Trumbo‘s 1938 novel Johnny Got His Gun.

In the film, Ben plays the narrator and title character, Joe Bonham, The novel mainly consists of his reminiscences of childhood and his current struggle to remain sane and, finally, to communicate.

No release date has been set for this movie yet.

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  • Beckz

    omg i love him in the oc.
    30?!?!?!? omgg hes so oldd

  • emma-australia
  • Solène

    He’s hot. Ryan was my favorite character.

  • Lara


  • Sandra

    Mad Men is on AMC not ABC

  • pinot grigio

    Mad Men is a great show! It’s on AMC though darling.

  • mike

    good show

  • toolip

    he’s beauitful! more of him please

  • Bubbaness

    A rare appearance or is he just not invited places now that his show’s been over for a year?

  • victoria

    omg i LOVE him!

  • MovieWatchingfamily

    I’ve honestly never heard of Mad Men

  • P

    Thankfully the brilliant Mad Men is on AMC not ABC. At least we know the incredible series isn’t going to be held hostage by ratings.The new season starts Sunday at 10. Yay.

  • Jessica

    I love Ryan! :D Love Ben! Great that he’s attending an event, I’m glad he’s one of those people who stays out of the limelight and attend an event once and awhile. It’ll definitely do who good especially in this business! He looks good, and wow, I can’t believe he’s 30.

  • Laura

    Where is he hiding? Haha i love him <3

  • newport beach, 92660

    Rare indeed… where DOES he go ?

  • twelvesept

    According to some reports, the movie will be released Sept. 12 in selected theatres. It was screened in Washington DC last June 30.

  • madonna


  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    whō the’ hɛll is he?

  • Violet

    Looking good!

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  • twelvesept

    Go to the “Johnny Got His Gun” website for more information about the film.

  • Halli

    Mad Men is the BEST drama series on television right now. They won the Golden Globes this year too. Too bad the awards show was cancelled from the writers strike. I saw the marathon on Sunday and am now officially hooked on this show.

  • barron797

    he needs plastic surgery on the eyes. i hate how they’re hooded.

  • cher

    Unlike his other OC costars, especially Mischa and Rachel, this guy is completely under the radar. The irony is that the first movie he ever starred in, Junebug, is the best reviewed among all of the ex-OCers films. Mckenzie got a lot of good notices for his acting there and his costar Amy Adams got a Best Supporting Actress nomination.

  • Diana

    I hate his eyes, The OC was my favorite show but everytime he came on screen, I just couldn’t help hating his eyes! His co-stars have pretty eyes unlike him.

  • c

    finally! love him

  • iloveben

    I think his eyes are gorgeous.

  • Frankie

    Yay!, please post more Ben news and less Rachel Bilson.
    It’s so good to see him and looking so yummy!.
    I read very good reviews of Johnny got his gun – sounds interesting.

  • Frankie

    Yay!, more Ben news and less Rachel Bilson please.
    It is so good to see him, he looks yummy!.
    I have read very good reviews for Johnny got his gun – sounds interesting.

  • Hanna

    He looks great as always

  • the oc fansite

    Yay, nice to see Ben on JJ again ;)

  • bia

    Benjamin is so perfect!
    I love hiim! *-*

  • jmc

    He looks great.
    He was always my favourite on the OC. Please give us more on him like what else is he working on?

  • fifimom

    It’s always nice to see Ben. Thanks for posting.

  • steffi

    Underrated actor.