- "Ben Mendelsohn was one of the first people Gareth [Edwards] started talking about for Krennic. He's unsettling if he chooses to be and at the same time there's a childlike quality about him that makes you feel that he could easily start laughing at any moment. Consequently, given the fact that we have Darth Vader in this, finding a villain who could be juxtaposed against Darth Vader was a real challenge, and I think Ben has done an incredible job acting alongside one of the most iconic villains ever to be in movies."
- ―Kathleen Kennedy
Ben Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969) is an Emmy winning Australian actor who portrayed Director Orson Krennic in the Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is also co-stars with Temuera Morrison in the 2000 movie Vertical Limit.