The Many Faces of… Jon Bernthal

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Jon Bernthal was born on the 20th of September 1976 in Washington D.C. Although he did go to college, he decided to drop out. His acting teacher advised him to continue study acting and Bernthal moved to Russia to study at the Moscow Art Theatre. When he moved back to the U.S. he was discovered and started his career in theatre. He also started doing guest roles in various TV shows, including Boston Legal, CSI: Miami and How I Met Your Mother.

His first regular role was in the show The Class, which only ran for one season. He has played in movies like World Trade Center, Night at the Museum, The Ghost Writer, Date Night, The Wolf of Wall Street, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Sicario. Thanks to his roles in both The Walking Dead as Shane Walsh and Daredevil season two as The Punisher (and the recent standalone Punisher show). Interesting fact is that he has broken his nose 14 times. Continue reading

Fury (2014)

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War is hell and for Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt), Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis (Jon Bernthal) that hell comes in the form of a tank they have named “Fury”. The group has been working together for a while, with Wardaddy taking the lead, and they have lived through many horrible situations. The American tanks are weak compared to the German ones and they have witnessed fellow crews finding their death. Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) has never fought before, has been trained to speed type and has never seen the inside of the tank. Still he is assigned to join these men on the Fury, who aren’t too happy with that. Norman quickly finds out what war is about as the American troups slowly move further into Germany. Continue reading

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The life of a ghost writer (someone who writes books, speeches or lyrics for others) isn’t easy. No one is allowed to know that you are responsible for something and you’ll never get any respect from the readers, someone else will however. The only thing you’ll get is a bag of money and you will have to start looking for your next job. Ewan McGregor (whose character doesn’t have a name and is called The Ghost in the credits) is such a writer and has been asked to write the memoirs of English prime minster Robert Lang (Pierce Brosnan). He has a very short time to finish it. Lang already had a ghost writer, but he was found dead and it’s up to The Ghost to finish the book. He is caught up in a political web when Lang is mentioned in an international case about the treatment of some prisoners. The Ghost starts searching for some answers. Continue reading