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Wes Bentley acknowledges Seneca Crane's Beard

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Wes Bentley stars as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games.
  • Wes Bentley stars as Seneca Crane in "The Hunger Games."

So I guess a lot of people are excited about this whole "Hunger Games" flick that hits theaters tomorrow. Near as I can tell, it's an adaptation of a book, a sort of young adult lit version of "The Running Man," in which tweens and teen-agers must fight to the death against one another for the entertainment of the corrupt masses in a dystopian nightmare world where everyone has a weird pre-Civil War/Roman Empire-era type of name. "Caesar Flickerman" and "Claudius Templesmith" and "Haymitch Abernathy" and so forth.

Alongside Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Lawrence (of "Winter's Bone" renown), Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and, uh, Lenny Kravitz, the film stars Jonesboro native Wes Bentley.

Bentley plays Seneca Crane, who's some sort of bad guy with a beard that's become pretty popular. So popular, in fact, that it has its own Facebook page. While I think that's a little much, I must admit: it's a pretty wicked looking beard.

Bentley recently acknowledged Seneca Crane's Beard's popularity, noting that he himself doesn't have a Facebook fan page.

So that's cool. Maybe Seneca Crane's Beard could return the favor and put in a good word for Bentley while it's out partying with high-powered Hollywood execs. Like, it could be all, "You know, I worked really closely with this Bentley guy and I gotta say, he's a good dude. Sure, he had some issues, but he's on solid footing now. Listen, I know Franco's all over 'Blood Meridian' and he's got Luke Perry mixed up in it somehow, but I could really see Wes as The Kid. You know? He could do that mute, grizzled, mud-and-blood-caked, dragged-all-over-hell-and-back thing in his sleep. How about it?'"

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