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Hunger Games Star Wes Bentley Talks Heroin Addiction And His Rise Back To Stardom!

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While we may be addicted to the heroine Katniss, it's sad to think that Hunger Games star Wes Bentley was addicted to another less awesome, more dangerous form of heroin.

Wes recently opened up about his now beaten addiction to heroin, saying that he started using the drug to fight off expectations, after critics hailed him as the next Christian Bale following his breakout performance in American Beauty.

The addiction not only caused him to take long breaks from acting, but also made him shy away from opportunities to meet and work with great directors, such as Tim Burton, Ang Lee, Tony Scott, and Christopher Nolan. What a great crew! Who isn't an Ang-Lee-phile?

On the subject, Wes had this to say on these missed opportunities:

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