One of the many stars dotting the cast of hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone,” Wes Bentley has a comedic take on co-star Kevin Costner. “Yellowstone” watchers know Wes Bentley as the black sheep of the Dutton family tree, Jamie Dutton. With more “daddy” issues than anyone should have to bear, Jamie Dutton is one of the show’s most complex characters. He wants nothing more than the love of his overbearing and demanding father, John Dutton. He discovers that he’s adopted in season three, setting off a chain reaction that sees him kill his biological father, Garrett Randall. With the intense rivalry between son and father growing, many believe it could come to a head in the upcoming fifth “Yellowstone” season.
The return of Katherine Cunningham to the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” was a major surprise to fans of the show. On “Yellowstone,” Cunningham plays Christina, Jamie Dutton’s former romantic partner that previously disappeared from his life. She returns with an even bigger surprise for Jame as she introduces him to his son for the first time.
Despite starring on Yellowstone, a show about the largest contiguous ranch in America, Wes Bentley isn’t planning on owning a ranch of his own any time soon. Wes Bentley, of course, plays Jamie Dutton on the show — one of Yellowstone’s main characters. Yellowstone follows the lives of the Dutton family, who happen to be the owners of the Yellowstone Ranch. Because they own what is arguably the most sought-after piece of land in the country, the Duttons are constantly under threats from land developers, nearby Indian reservations, and America’s first national park.
Is Jamie Dutton really a mystery person to get to know? That is what Yellowstone actor Wes Bentley is saying about his character. Bentley has been playing the son of John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner, since Season 1 of the Taylor Sheridan-created show. What is Bentley saying about his character? We get some insights from this interview courtesy of Deadline.
Before starring in “Yellowstone” as the morally conflicted Jamie Dutton, Wes Bentley premiered in several top-tier films. “Yellowstone” is actually one of only three television series Bentley’s ever starred in. According to his IMDb page, Bentley made his television debut in 2014 with “American Horror Story” on FX. Then, he started playing Jamie Dutton on the Western show in 2018.
“Shooting the scene with Will where Jamie has to take him out… It’s complicated,” says Yellowstone‘s own Jamie Dutton, Wes Bentley, of filming with Garrett Randall’s Will Patton. Be warned of significant spoilers for the Yellowstone Season 4 finale ahead. Sitting down for the show’s...
In Sunday’s episode of Yellowstone, we saw Jamie (Wes Bentley) start to reckon with the steep odds he’s facing in taking on his adoptive father in the race for Montana governor. Those odds mounted further when news broke of John Dutton’s (Kevin Costner) actions during the hostage situation at the local diner.
Any “Yellowstone” fan could tell you that when Beth Dutton makes a promise — or a threat — she keeps her word. All of her moves are intentional and purposeful, including the steps she makes to take down her enemies. In this case, one of her biggest enemies also happens to be her adopted brother, Jamie Dutton. And in the latest episode of “Yellowstone,” we saw her and John Dutton take Jamie down a notch when Governor Perry endorsed John for the governorship.
“Yellowstone” stars Kelly Reilly and Wes Bentley have spent a fair amount of time together on screen, usually in antagonistic situations. But that doesn’t mean that the two behave like that when the cameras turn off. The whole cast of the show seems to act like one big family, but...
Some spoilers below for the latest Season 4 episodes of Yellowstone, so be warned. So far in Season 4, Kelly Reilly’s Beth Dutton survived an explosion, helped save a kid from homelessness after his father’s death, threatened to kill Jamie and received an offer to join an enemy’s team in order to take down a more loathsome enemy. Those are just the headlines, and we’re only four episodes in. But for all that Beth can be the kind of firecracker that would blow your entire arm off if you held it too long, Reilly’s Yellowstone co-stars Cole Hauser and Wes Bentley positively adore working with the actress when she’s both in and out of her Beth element. At least that’s how it sounded when CinemaBlend spoke with both actors timed to Season 4’s early days, as seen in the video above.
'Yellowstone' Star Wes Bentley on Playing Jamie Dutton: 'It's Fun Because He's Complicated' [Interview]
The first four episodes of season four of Yellowstone have centered on the Duttons' search for answers as to who's responsible for the attacks on the family. Through it all, Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) has been caught in the middle, between the increasingly distant family he grew up with and his newfound biological father, Garrett Randall (Will Patton).
For the first time this season on “Yellowstone,” fans got an extended look at Jamie Dutton and what he’s been up to since the attacks on his adopted family. Jamie was the only one to make it out unscathed from the Season 3 finale attacks, leaving several to wonder if he had something to do with it.
Spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t watched the first two episodes of Yellowstone’s Season 4, so be warned!. When it comes to infinitely uncomfortable moments between fictional siblings, Yellowstone’s Beth and Jamie win the blue ribbon, the biggest trophy, the jackpot, and whatever else is available in the prize cabinet. Their consistently contentious exchanges came to an explosive head in Season 3 when the other Duttons learned how Jamie factored into Beth’s inability to have children, and that ire certainly hasn’t dissipated in Season 4. To the point where a burned and scarred Beth promised her wide-eyed brother that she would kill him, believing he was responsible for her and others’ injuries. Doesn’t sound like a pairing destined for reconciliation, but could it still happen?
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Jamie Dutton may be on the outs with other members of the “Yellowstone” first family, but that doesn’t bother actor Wes Bentley. “My parents are Methodist ministers, and (we) got moved around every four years, so I knew what it was like to be an outsider,” he says. “We were very creative and fun and sometimes stuck out in a community.”
Speaking to Newsweek, Wes Bentley discusses future seasons of "Yellowstone" and rules out any chance of taking Jamie Dutton into a spin-off series.
Revenge, deceit, war — these are the main themes we can expect in Yellowstone season 4 according to the actor behind Jamie Dutton, Wes Bentley. A few days before Yellowstone fans flocked to their TVs for the much-awaited return of the Paramount drama, Wes sat down with Good Housekeeping to reflect on where Jamie's head is at in light of the heart-stopping attacks in the season 3 finale. After learning he was adopted last season, Jamie continues to have a major identity crisis.
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Jamie Dutton may be on the outs with other members of “Yellowstone’s” first family, but that doesn’t bother actor Wes Bentley. “My parents are Methodist ministers and (we) got moved around every four years, so I knew what it was like to be an outsider,” he says. “We were very creative and fun and sometimes stuck out in a community.”
How ‘Yellowstone’ Star Wes Bentley Reacted to First Learning ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Truth About Beth-Jamie Feud
One of the most entertaining aspects of the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” is the broken relationship between Jamie and Beth Dutton. The (adopted) brother and sister do not like each other much at all. Beth’s hatred for Jamie dates back to when they were just teenagers. Finding out she is pregnant at a very young age, Beth turns to her big brother for help. They agree that terminating the pregnancy is the best way to go and Jamie takes Beth to a clinic for the procedure. Jamie learns that once the procedure is complete, his little sister will be sterilized. Nevertheless, he agrees to move forward with the procedure, and as a result, Beth is no longer able to bear children. Beth has held a grudge against Jamie ever since the incident and it will likely continue playing a role in the fourth season of “Yellowstone.”
Spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched both episodes of Yellowstone's Season 4 premiere. Thankfully, Yellowstone didn't keep fans waiting for very long before the long-awaited Season 4 premiere revealed how each of the main characters fared after the attacks that went down in the Season 3 finale. The only Dutton family member — perhaps the only character with any connection to the Duttons — who came away unscathed was Wes Bentley's legal eagle Jamie. In case anyone in the audience thought that seemed a bit too coincidental, you definitely weren’t alone, and fans found in Episode 401 that Kelly Reilly’s vengeance-fueled Beth was so assured of Jamie’s guilt that she put a countdown clock on his life.
Not long after discovering he was adopted in Season 3 of Yellowstone, Jamie Dutton faces a decision for all his chips. Does he go back to the family who raised him? Or does he align with Will Patton’s Garrett Randall, his biological father? One thing is certain—Jamie has never been more vulnerable.