Ben Foster is an American actor. Ben Foster film roles include Liberty Heights, Get Over It, Hostage, X-Men: The Last Stand, Alpha Dog, 30 Days of Night, The Messenger, Bang Bang You`re Dead and Pandorum.
Ben received best supporting actor nominations from both the Saturn and Satellite Awards for his 2007 role in the film 3:10 to Yuma. He is the son of restaurant owners Gillian and Steven Foster.
He has a younger brother, Jon, who is also an actor. Foster has described his parents as free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies. Ben was raised in his father`s Jewish religion. His paternal grandmother emigrated from Russia to escape Pogroms in 1923.