Jamie Dutton is a smooth-talking lawyer in the courtroom, but a black sheep when he’s out on the Yellowstone ranch. The man that plays this complex character is Wes Bentley.
A familiar face to those that love big-screen films, like “The Hunger Games” and “Interstellar.” Additionally, Bentley is also known for his time on the terrifying TV series “American Horror Story.”
With the fourth installment of the hit TV series on the horizon, how much does Wes Bentley get paid to play the role of Jamie Dutton?
Breaking Down Wes Bentley’s ‘Yellowstone’ Wages
The 42-year-old actor has played a staple character in all three seasons of “Yellowstone.”
While exact earnings for his co-starring role haven’t come to light, Bentley is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million, according to Express. However, this figure has not been updated to reflect his earnings from his “Yellowstone” role.
With a little more number crunching and some knowledge of how much it takes to film one season of the record-breaking Paramount series, a rough estimate can be made. Bentley probably makes a rough $200,000 or less per episode.
Reports say that it costs around $35 million to film one season. Therefore, each episode of the western drama series costs around $3.5 million to film.
Kevin Costner, who portrays the Dutton family patriarch, makes $500,000 an episode. Bentley’s co-stars like Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Luke Grimes all reportedly make the same.
However, the show has gained in popularity and with production costs fluctuating, that number could have changed for season 4.
Bentley on His Character, Jamie Dutton
As season three comes to a close, fans watch as Jamie Dutton goes behind his father’s back. He meets with potential investors to sell the massive Montana ranch.
Wes Bentley shares that this scene was actually one of his favorites to film. “It’s interesting to watch him let them try to play off their power moves,” he says.
Jamie isn’t given much power in his family, even though he became a lawyer like his father wanted him to. So when Jamie finally gets a chance to flex his muscles, he takes the opportunity.
“Then Jamie drops the hammer and takes his power at the right moment,” Bentley explains.
However, when it comes to finding out what’s next for Wes Bentley’s character, fans are left hanging. Until then, learn more about the actor that plays Jamie Dutton.