Many actors have a best-known role that it's difficult to separate them from. For Simon Baker, the 50-year-old Australian star, that role was "Patrick Jane" on The Mentalist.
Baker starred on the TV drama for seven seasons on CBS (2008-2015). The character, a psychic recruited by the California Bureau of Investigation, was tailor-made for Baker, a truly charismatic star.
Movies with Simon Baker from The Mentalist
The Mentalist also marked the American TV arrival of Baker, after his performances in hit Australian series such as E Street, Home and Away, and Heartbreak High. He also had many notable film appearances in and around these roles.
But despite the network television breakthrough, "Patrick Jane" also pigeonholed Baker, not allowing him to find another lead role of an equal magnitude. Still, it's something that Baker doesn't seem to mind. On the contrary, in various interviews, Baker has reflected on wanting to keep a low profile and avoiding the feeling that he's owed something in the industry.
In this gallery, we'll look at the Mentalist star's most memorable film roles, from his early days billed as Simon Baker-Denny to his most recent 2020 movie work. Enjoy!