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    Ben McKenzie/Ryan Atwood #269 b/c Eight Percent is going to win!!!

    Thread #266

    Thank You Marisa

    ^credit: kathy


    BENJAMIN McKENZIE (Ryan Atwood on THE O.C.)

    Hard to believe this is Benjamin McKenzie's first starring role!

    As Ryan Atwood, the neglected, filled with angst kid from Chino escaping a violent stepfather and a drunken mother, he is adopted by the Cohen's and moves into an affluent neighborhood in the O.C. Instantly befriended by Seth Cohen, his adopted brother, he suffers through adjusting to this new “rich” life and dealing with the “rich kids”. An on-again off-again relationship with Marissa brings out his tendency to settle any problems with his fists.

    Ben on the other hand was born and raised in Texas, attended Austin High and graduated from the University of Virginia (like his father and grandfather before him) where he majored in Foreign Affairs and Economics. The oldest of three sons to poet-writer, Frances and attorney Pete Schenkkan, Ben moved to New York City after graduation and three weeks before 9/11 to pursue his passion for acting. He appeared off-Broadway in "Life is a Dream" at the Soho Rep. He also appeared in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including "Street Scene" and "The Blue Bird," and at the University of Virginia, in "Measure for Measure" and "Zoo Story".
    He eventually moved to L.A. where he bunked down on a friend's sofa and got a couple of bit parts in JAG and The District before landing the role of Ryan Atwood in the O.C. almost exactly one year after moving to L.A.
    Real Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
    Age: 28
    Birthdate: September 12, 1978
    Home: Santa Monica, California
    Height: 5'9
    Weight: 170

    -Uncle is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
    -Education: Austin High, graduated 1997; University of Virginia, bachelor's degree 2001
    -His paternal grandparents both did some acting when they were young. His 22-year-old brother Nate is a Yale graduate working in avant-garde theater in New York. Younger brother Zack, 19, is attending Pomona College, a half-hour away from Los Angeles, and still pondering his future.
    -He followed his father and grandfather to the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in economics and foreign relations.
    -He changed his name for screen-credit purposes because there's an actor named Ben Schenkman registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
    -Son of Austin attorney Pete Schenkkan and poet-writer Frances Schenkkan
    -Moved to New York City three weeks before 9/11
    -While in New York he waited tables to help support himself and shared a bunk bed in a cramped apartment in the city.
    -Mother: Frances Schenkkan will begin the master's program in creative writing at the University of Texas in the fall. She's been a newspaper reporter and editor, and in the 1980s she served on the Austin Planning Commission and the board of the Austin Child Guidance Center. She is a recipient of the Adele Steiner Burleson prize in poetry at the university. She and husband Pieter have three sons, Ben, Nate, and Zack.
    -He graduated from the same high school in Austin that the Bush twins (Jenna and Barbara) graduated from. He was a senior the year they were freshmen.
    -Second cousin of Sarah Drew
    -Was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004.
    -Drives an Infiniti G35.

    credit:~summer & seth~

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    12.Ryan Atwood
    34.Divine order
    42.tam griff
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    54. Chris
    62.Mckenzie #1 fan
    65.Captain oats 13
    79.~summer & seth~
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    96.0C iS L0VE x0x
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    111. x-fallenstars-x
    112. LovEuTiLlThEnD
    113. rylorfan
    114. sammie_27
    115. >>Newpsie_14<<
    116. *I.Heart.TheOC*
    117. Flavy
    118. Mischalicious
    119. ocheaven
    121. mearly20637
    122. sammie_27
    123. lillie*
    124. ryan&taylor
    125. fivariva
    126. agiannino
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    133.daves angel
    134.the oc rocks!
    135.Mrs Adam Brody
    141.Sarah AJ
    146. Andrea
    147. clonedlemons

    Ask if you want to be added, we need as much Ben/Ryan loving fans as we can get!

    ^credit: este_corazon

    ^credit: kathy
    All our old titles!
    b/c he is SUPER hot.
    b/c we love bad boys!!!
    b/c has never been a BOYFRIEND before!
    b/c he is SO DAMN HOTT
    b/c this season he is the best of the boys
    b/c his creek dance was so cute!
    b/c Ryan may have gone soft, but Ben is still hot!!!!
    b/c he is Drop Dead Gorgeous!
    b/c I love him more than u so there!
    b/c I have over Cert 18 thghts everytime i see him topless!!!
    b/c he will stand by the woman he loves...
    b/c I love him and his autograph sssoooo much!
    b/c he loves Marrissa and We love him!
    b/c President Benjamin Mckenzie would get my vote!
    b/c he would do a gay scene with Adam if he got horny!!
    b/c I love him and it was time for a new thread
    b/c hes really HoT & wE LoVe HiM aLoT!!
    b/c he'd do anythin 4 Marissa!...u gotta love him!
    b/c his new movie JuneBugs coming out soon!
    b/c Ugly hats aren't his thing!
    b/c He's the man of our dreams and he's our Benny Bear!
    b/c Bennys Bears 27th b-day and his 27th thread!
    b/c he is the best boyfriend EVER!!!!!!!
    b/c b/c we wanna dance with him like the girl on Ellen did
    b/c he dosen't let anyone hurt his girl!
    b/c hes romantic and people of all ages love him!
    b/c we want to squeeze his behind!
    b/c He is one half of the most Romantic Couple ever
    b/c he's a true Texas hottie
    b/c he's our favourite metrosexual teddy bear!
    b/c he is soooo adorable in interviews !!
    b/c his potential is endless
    b/c he makes us tingle inside
    b/c he CAN use his head!
    b/c he hits a bag rather than a face
    b/c he's a real man, a mensch and a barmistvakkah
    b/c he heats our seats!!!
    b/c because we want to hug him.
    b/c we love the puppy dog face.
    b/c the oc would be so much better if Ryan was naked !!
    b/c Kid chino is eighteen now.
    b/c we love his blue collar DNA.
    b/c shirtless Ryan is drool-worthy
    b/c He Makes The CUTEST Funniest Faces Ever !!!
    b/c the punching bag scenes are just too damn sexy!
    b/c he's a smiler
    b/c he got into Berkeley.
    b/c we want to dance with him too!!
    b/c we want to have his baby.
    b/c he is a Stallion.
    b/c he's a hugger !!!
    B/c randoms come and go, but RYAN is the HERO!!!
    B/C Who Doesnt a Love a Mad Raging Ryan!!
    B/C Leeeeeeets Get Ready To Ruuuuumble Ryan Style!!!!
    B/C:he kicked some surf Nazi ASS !!
    B/C Chino Boys do it Better !!!
    b/c we want to be in Italy with him.
    b/c we want to bring him spaghetti to bed
    b/c we all love his bad days
    b/c he's the new James Dean
    b/c he's soooooo Bellissimo
    b/c we want to be the hole in his jeans.
    b/c Ryan is love, and love always live
    b/c when he smiles, it feels like heaven
    b/c People just dont understand!!
    b/c have you seen his arms ?
    b/c hes hot no matter what he's wearing or not wearing
    b/c when he dress in red, our face get red too.
    b/c he's even look Hot Scruffy
    b/c Ben makes breathing look sexy
    b/c people always have nice thing to say about him
    B/C Colorado here we come!
    b/c he even look HOT sleeping.
    b/c Save a truck ,ride a Ben.
    b/c we want him to wear his sombrero to bed
    b/c what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico
    b/c Big Ben rings our bell
    b/c He is going places
    b/c how can even his voice be so sexy???!
    b/c we all want what's best for him.
    b/c he's even Hotter in person
    b/c we cant wait for 88 Minutes
    b/c Ben and Pacino ? Thats HOT !
    b/c he's been who ever we want him to be for 100 threads
    b/c You want Dean, Phoenix, Crowe? He's got them all
    b/c he makes his mother proud
    b/c he looks so cute with his ugg boots.
    b/c If we won't see him soon, we're going after him.
    b/c He rock our world every day!!
    b/c we found him, but we're still going after him.
    b/c Come on, did you see those shoulders?
    b/c He is the best kisser on TV.
    b/c Ben is life, the rest is just details.
    B/C we found him, but we're still going after him
    b/c He is the best kisser on TV.
    b/c being bruised was never so beautiful.
    b/c He is the force that drives the OC
    b/c We are all cage fighting cheerleaders
    b/c He need to do this !
    B/C This is His time to Shine
    B/C we would love to see HIM working out
    B/C seriously, how can even his BELLYBUTTON be so hot???
    B/C He's got the look, and he's got the book
    B/C He wash his jeans at least once a year.
    B/C we all want to cuddle with Ben.
    B/C we love his stubble !
    B/C We want to seal our lips with his.
    B/C he's got the looks to melt anyone's heart.
    B/C he gives great *puppie eyes*
    B/C he can give you that WTF? look
    B/c we're going too fast to think of a title
    B/c He comes from such an intellectual& artistic family
    B/c how can you not smile back at him ?
    B/c Loving him is easy because he's beautiful
    B/c he's A in Acting !
    B/C he's a super guy and a fantastic actor
    B/C he's our Birthday boy
    B/c the sight of his arms can cause an accident.
    B/C he can cheer us up on a bad day
    B/C Who else looks so damn sexy wet ?
    B/C he's working out for us
    B/C pay homage to the shades !
    B/C we never take a vacation from him
    B/C we miss him soooooo much
    B/C inside this thread HE IS all hot and sweaty.
    B/C He definitely maintains his hunkalicious status
    B/C We are bleeding with him
    b/c He's going to be the best he's ever been this year
    B/C Its Raining BEN!
    B/C Gearing up for a fight is intense and chilling
    B/c he's hanging out with the bunnies in Vegas!!!
    B/C In three weeks he will rock the world!!!
    B/C he makes us cry from trailers
    B/C we divided and conquered him
    B/C Ben will keep us hooked this season.
    B/C It's been 150 threads of true love. Seriously Ben, you have no idea!
    B/C his beauty captured our attention,his personality stole our heart
    B/c he is awesome, Awesome, AWESOME!

    B/C We came from all over the world to love and protect him
    B/c he is Bentastic!!!
    B/C We move so fast, we crashed the board.
    B/C he'll make the guacamole, we'll bring the chips.
    b/c watching him run makes us sweat
    B/C He's SoOoO Bringin SexyBack!!!
    B/c Our Bad Boy is Back!
    b/c Season 4 is Ryans Season!
    B/C Clear the way, the avenger is coming and he's pissed
    B/C His sex scenes are just too hot to show on TV
    B/C we missed his smile
    b/C Ben gives us his all, Brooding, bruised, angst.
    B/C He's coming twice this week. He is *that* good. Hee.
    B/C he gave us a smile, and it was a beautiful smile
    B/C when he fought the tears, we cried for him
    B/C after those episodes, what big movie is not going to want him
    b/c Ben gives good "bedroom eyes" for us
    B/C look at that smile.
    B/C Have You Seen Him Work Out
    B/C His KiSsEs Can Leave Anyone Speechless
    B/C Look Out, The Shirt Is Coming Off Again
    B/C Everything he does just amazes us daily
    B/C suddenly we all need a secretary
    B/C He's a sweet, smart, great, hot guy!
    b/c He Majors in Drama and Comedy!
    b/c seven mins with Ben is OUR ultmate fantasy
    b/c It's a Wonderful Life
    b/c we want to use his body as a jungle gym too
    b/c he changed everyones life for the better
    B/C All We Want For Christmukkah is BEN!
    B/C a hospital bed was never so pretty
    B/c When it comes to Ben, every girl on earth will be easy
    B/c Merry Christmas, Ben. Thanks for coming into our lives. We love you
    B/C He Never Ceazes To AMAZE us
    B/C He tops our every list!!!
    B/c Don't bother us this weekend. We're in Miami Beach, Bitch!
    B/c he is the man of the year. Any year.
    b/c He made out with 7 girls and none of us.
    B/C He stripped just for us!!!
    b/c he knows the Cohens will always be there for him
    b/c we love to see him blush and smile!
    b/c NYE with wet topless Ben rocks our new year!
    b/c The OC might be over, but Ben is just getting started
    b/c His Piercing Blue Eyes Stare Right Into Your Soul~*
    B/c he is hot in every color and every shirt!
    B/C we want to grab his pipe, too!
    B/C We're one thread away from another relationships milestone
    B/C We say for the 200 time: We love you, Ben.
    B/C we start a new century of Ben-Mania
    B/c the show started about him, and it will end about him!
    B/c we can't forget about those wonderful 4 years!
    B/c Puppy eyes is the new brooding
    B/c his kisses turn us on
    b/c filming may have finished, but his legacy will live on
    B/c who doesn't love a romantic Ryan?
    B/c The OC is not even over yet, and we already miss him. Sniff
    B/c Dude, Ryan was LOL!
    B/c we melted, and no one can fix us!
    B/C Squished Ryan IS LOVE.
    B/C He Started The Phenomenon
    B/C He Brought SEXYBACK To WifeBeaters
    b/c even when he's hurt, he won't put himself first
    B/C Pain never looked so beautiful
    B/C of the talent, the brain, the sweetness and the whole package
    B/c "He is sex on a stick". Hee.
    B/c saying goodbye to Ryan is breaking our hearts...
    B/c Farewell Ryan, Godspeed Ben. We love you both so much
    B/c having a dream does make you smart
    B/c It's been only a week and we already miss him so much...
    B/c he is mucho handsome!!!
    B/C 250 Threads Of Swooning Over Our Fave Outsider!!

    If you have some reasons about why YOU love Ben/Ryan go ahead and say them.

    1.Running Up That Hill - Placebo
    2.Right Down the Line-Gerry Rafferty.
    3.Your So Damn Hott-Ok Go!
    5.The Pioneers - Bloc Party/Tuung
    6.I Want To Hear What You've Got To Say - The Subways
    7.Insomnia - Electric President
    8.Jumper - Third Eye Blind
    9.All Kinds of Time - Fountains of Wayne
    10.Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
    11.You Got Me All Wrong - Dios Malos
    12.Inaction - We Are Scientists
    13.Think Twice -Eve6
    14.Fall Away-The Fray
    15.Any Other World-Mika
    16.Honey & The Moon-Joseph Arthur
    17.Rain City-Turin Brakes
    18.Blue Light-Bloc Party
    19.Away From Me-Puddle Of Mudd
    20.Come Into Our Room-Clinic
    21.Change-Blind Melon
    22.Soak In The Sin-Blind Melon
    23.SexyBack-Justin Timberlake
    24.What Goes Around..Comes Around-Justin Timberlake
    25.A Smile That Explodes-Josheph Arthur
    26.Friends-Chris Holmes
    27.All Of My Days-Alexi Murdock
    28.Mr.Blue-Catherine Feeny
    29.Save Me-Jude
    30.Prelude 12/21-A.F.I
    33.Animal I Have Become-Three Days Grace
    34.I Hate Everything About You-Three Days Grace
    36.While you were sleeping -Elvis Perkins
    37.In my life-The Beatles
    38.My Way-Frank Sinatra
    39.Welcome To The Black Parade-My Chemical Romance
    40.Im Not Okay(I Promise)-MCR
    41.You know my name-Chris Cornell
    42.See You Soon-Coldplay
    43.Kreuzberg-Bloc Party
    44.Life is a Song-Patrick Park
    45.Move Along-The All American Rejects
    46.Vindicated-Dashboard Confessional
    47.Pain-Three Days Grace
    48.Lonely Day-System Of A Down
    49.This Is Why I'm Hot-MIMS[
    50.Relax,Take It Easy- Mika
    51.Love Today-Mika
    52.Time Wont Let Me Go - The Bravery
    53.What Ive Done - Linkin Park
    54.Numb - Linkin Park
    55.Honest Mistake - The Bravery
    56.We Are - Ana Johnson
    57.Savin Me-Nickelback
    58.Dirty Lil Secret - The All American Rejects
    59.Home - Daughtry
    60.The Way I Are - Timbaland
    61.Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
    62.Stronger - Kanye West
    63.I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
    64.Never To Late -Hedley

    If You have more songs that remind you of Ben/Ryan, tell us!

    Thank you izzie

    Thank You tasha!

    ^credit: Theresa

    Just bringing the link for new Ben pics on the Southland set that Cal posted at the end of the last thread.
    Last edited by krisz; 03-18-2009, 05:39 AM.

  • #2
    Thanks for the new thread, Kris.

    Bringing over the link to voting for Eight Percent.

    And the latest BTS pics from Ben Pix Central. I do like Ben in those short sleeves. And the pic of him laughing with Michael Cudlitz is cute.

    ben_pix_central: Ben and Michael Cudlitz on the set of Southland


    • #3
      Good idea to bring the voting over! Please keep voting!

      I really like the ones with Ben and Michael too. I am looking forward to seeing them working together.


      • #4
        I am definitely looking forward to Ben/Michael scenes. They seem to have good chemistry and a good rapport on-set.

        Some more links from Ben Support. The new 2-minute promo (yay!), a paparazzi vid from yesterday's filming and more BTS pics/posters. Big thanks to Vinni and Swedish Girl80 for the links.

        ben_support: New "Southland" filming pics

        ben_support: New "Southland" promo
        Last edited by firefawn; 03-19-2009, 04:51 AM.


        • #5
          Thanks for posting all of the new stuff!!! I hadn't seen any of it yet! I am so excited for this to air.


          • #6
            It's awesome that so much of Southland has to be shot on location for authenticity - we are getting some amazing BTS stuff right now!

            There's more at Ben Pix Central from the same day. Some of them are the same as earlier.

            ben_pix_central: Ben on the set of Southland

            LOL at Ben and his banana! And with the gun shots, do you think Ben's being filmed or just practising his moves in the background before the cameras start rolling? He really seems to like that gun! And he seems very relaxed and happy on the set. He said before that it was one of the best working experiences he's had, so I am glad it still seems to be fun for him.


            • #7
              i need to postin here more often!

              think these pics are just the same as the ones you gave the link to cal but thought id post anyway - can never have too much ben!

              Thu, 19 March 2009
              Ben McKenzie Stews In Southland

              Benjamin McKenzie takes a break from filming the new NBC TV series, Southland on Thursday (March 19) in Hollywood, Calif.

              The 30-year-old former O.C. star now plays a rookie officer, Ben Sherman, who must learn the perils of the job while he is trained by officer John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz).

              Also recently, McKenzie is featured in the 8-minute short The Eight Percent.

              Click here for a preview of the Southland, which premieres Thursday, Apr. 9 10/9c.

              10+ pictures inside of Benjamin McKenzie stewing in Southland…

              Ben McKenzie Stews In Southland | Benjamin McKenzie : Just Jared


              • #8
                i need to postin here more often!
                Good to see you here again, Paula! I hope this thread will get more busy once Southland starts.

                And thanks for posting the Just Jared pics! Ben is so cute that those pics can never be posted too often IMO.


                • #9
                  yeah hopefully, i cannot wait until it starts!

                  heatworld had a little bit about ben, its nothing new but thought id post

                  We've found Ryan from The OC!!


                  • #10
                    Thanks for the links, Paula! Good to see you hear too!

                    Love Ben with the banana pic! I was wondering the same thing. It looks like he is practicing between filming. I am loving all of the new pics.


                    • #11
                      Southland Poster - from the Southland facebook:

                      More Hq pictures:

                      Benjamin McKenzie to the Rescue News

                      Benjamin McKenzie's Cop Show 'Southland' Replaces 'ER' - Socialite Life

                      Benjamin McKenzie’s Cop Show ‘Southland’ Replaces ‘ER’ - GossipPlaza

                      Southland Filming in L.A.

                      Southland, a new NBC drama, is filming on Palmetto St from Hewitt St to Mateo St. in Los Angeles, California tomorrow.

                      Southland is a new cop drama about Ben Sherman (The O.C.'s Ben McKenzie), a rookie cop who’s being shown the ropes by his partner, John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz). The young cop struggles with the cost that comes with his new profession. The show will take over ER’s Thrusday night position on April 9th, which is fitting since its executive producer, John Wells, was also the executive producer of ER.

                      Celebrity Sightings Examiner: Southland Filming in L.A.

                      Originally posted by daves angel View Post
                      yeah hopefully, i cannot wait until it starts!

                      heatworld had a little bit about ben, its nothing new but thought id post

                      We've found Ryan from The OC!!
                      Thanks, I never saw that.


                      • #12
                        Hi Michal!

                        Thanks for bringing all that new stuff over. I am loving all this info that we're getting.

                        And thanks for the Heat article, Paula. I hope we get some news about it showing over here soon.


                        • #13
                          They had 2 new commercials during ER last week. I just watched it over the weekend. 1 showed in between the Office and ER that was very short. There was another one that showed during ER. I think it was 3 times they had the banner on the screen during ER advertising for Southland permiering April 9th.


                          • #14
                            What were the new commercials like? Any stuff we hadn't seen before?

                            I am glad there is lots of promo activity. I expect there will be more during the last 2 ER episodes. I can't believe we are now so close to Southland starting. I hope there are some talk show appearances soon.


                            • #15
                              The one ad had a baby in it which I haven't seen before. Most of the other scenes we have seen before.

                              I am glad they are promoting it all over. It is getting close. We haven't heard of any talk show appearances or anything have we?