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Wes Bentley Rebuilds Career After Drug Abuse

Wes Bentley Rebuilds Career After Drug Abuse

Wes Bentley skyrocketed to fame 11 years ago after his performance as the stoner-voyeur Ricky Fitts in American Beauty. Here are some tidbits from the New York Times article about the 31-year-old actor:

Wes turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the stardom that he was unprepared for, and then addiction took over his life for several years… His recreational use of marijuana and alcohol, which began as a teenager, exploded into cocaine and Ecstasy and other pills. Eventually heroin had him completely.

– In 2001 he married Jennifer Quanz, an aspiring actress. They are in the process of divorcing.

Wes currently stars in the Off Broadway play, Venus in Fur, through March 5. Pick up tickets at ClassicStage.org!

Read the entire piece on Wes at NYTimes.com. Also be sure to check out Wes in a Bonnie & Clyde-themed photo shoot at HarpersBazaar.com!

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