Many actors are fortunate enough to land a role that both benefits and challenges them. For Simon Baker, the 50-year-old Australian actor, that role was Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, the drama series he starred in from 2008 to 2015 for seven seasons. The character, a psychic who is recruited by the California Bureau of Investigation, was tailor-made for Baker, showcasing his pure charisma.
Films with Simon Baker
At the same time, it was the big breakthrough for Simon Baker in Hollywood after his performances in Australian series like E-Street, Home and Away, and Heartbreak High. Despite the positives, playing Patrick Jane also typecast him and prevented him from returning to another leading role of equal magnitude. However, Baker doesn't seem to mind. In various interviews, he has expressed a desire to keep a low profile and avoid feeling that the industry owes him anything.
In this gallery we show you his most memorable films.