Ben Affleck (born 15 August 1972), originally known as Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, is a well-known American actor and director. He is also a screenwriter and producer. He made his acting debut when he was very young by playing the lead in teleseries like The Voyage of the Mimi.
During High school, when Ben Affleck first met Matt Damon, his co-star, and best friend, with whom he co-wrote the script for the most successful film of his career, Good Will Hunting. For the scriptwriting, they shared a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
In films like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, The Sum of All Fears, Changing Lanes, Smokin’ Aces, Gigli, He’s Just Not That Into You, Extract, Forces of Nature, etc., Ben Affleck has played a variety of roles. With the film Gone Baby Gone, he made his directorial debut.
His direction of Argo earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He was cast as Batman in the 2016 Batman series season. In addition to The Accountant, The Way Back, Gone Girl, and the action-adventure Triple Frontier, he has starred in those films.
Additionally, Ben Affleck is a co-owner of Pearl Street Films‘ filmmaking company. He is one of the founding members of the nonprofit grant-making Eastern Congo Initiative, which focuses on advocacy.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt|
|Stage Name:||Ben Affleck|
|Born:||15 August 1972 (age 49 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Berkeley, California, United States|
|Parents:||Christopher Anne Boldt, Timothy Byers Affleck|
|Wife • Spouse:||Jennifer Garner (m. 2005–2018), Jennifer Lopez (m. 2022)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Ana de Armas (2019-2021), Shauna Sexton (2018), Lindsay Shookus (2015-2019), Gwyneth Paltrow (1997-2000), Cheyenne Rothman (1990-1997), Katie Cherry (2019), Christine Ouzounian (2015)|
|Children:||Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Violet Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck|
|Occupation:||Actor • Filmmaker|
|Net Worth:||US$150 million|
Early Life & Education
Christopher Anne Boldt (mother) and Timothy Byers Affleck (father) welcomed Ben Affleck into the world on August 15, 1972. Before settling on a career as a photographer, his father tried his hand at various jobs. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, his mother worked as an educator.
His younger brother Casey Affleck, who also works in film, is an actor.
His parents split formally in 1984, shortly after they had already divorced before his birth. Ben Affleck and his siblings relocated to Massachusetts following the divorce.
He has always been passionate about performing and has taken on minor roles like participating in Burger King commercials. He was cast in the 1984 PBS miniseries The Voyage of the Mimi. The crew of the Mini was shown exploring the ocean in the science program.
Ben Affleck met Matt Damon, his co-star, co-writer, and close friend, while a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student. Matt Damon was two years older than him.
Before Ben Affleck received his significant roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and School Ties, they spent their time together engaging in underage drinking and marijuana use. He had his most significant part in the 1990 cult classic Dazed and Confused.
Ben Affleck began his career as an actor in the 1990s, appearing in films such as Lifestories: Families in Crisis, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy. In 1995, he made his directorial debut with the 16-minute comedy Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and now he has a three-picture deal with Disney.
In his early years, he became friends with filmmaker and author Kevin Smith and appeared in his film Jersey Girl. He also appeared in every View Askewniverse– Jersey movie released by Kevin Smith. Additionally, early in his career, he made multiple appearances on Saturday Night Live episodes.
Along with actor and close friend Matt Damon, Ben Affleck gained notoriety in 1997. Matt Damon wrote the play that inspired the film while he was a Harvard student and presented it to him. They both created screenplays out of it. Later, they both had roles in a film about an MIT janitor who is a complex math prodigy.
Harvey Weinstein paid US$1 million for the script Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon co-wrote. The film received two Oscar nominations and won two of them, including Best Original Screenplay. Ben Affleck overnight became an international superstar thanks to the film’s success.
Along with well-known Hollywood actors like Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck landed the lead part in the action film Armageddon in 1998. Despite the film’s mixed reception, it was a financial success.
He collaborated with Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature in 1999.
In 2000, Ben Affleck and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in a minor part in the film Shakespeare in Love.
He was once more cast by Armageddon director Michael Bay in 2001 for the major motion picture Pearl Harbor. Although the film was a big commercial success, critics did not give it much of a favorable review.
Ben Affleck played the character of Jack Ryan in the 2002 film The Sum of All Fears. In earlier iterations of the techno-thriller, actors like Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin appeared.
He appeared in the movie Daredevil in 2003. Ben Affleck has loved this cinematic adaptation of the well-known comic strip since he was a young child. His future wife, Jennifer Garner, starred in the film.
He appeared in Gigli the same year and Surviving Christmas the next. Both films received negative reviews and had poor box office performance.
Ben Affleck portrayed the famous and critically acclaimed artist George Reeves in the HBO series Hollywoodland in 2006. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
He released Smokin’ Aces in 2007, which received fair reviews from critics but failed to find success at the box office. That year, he made his debut as a director with Gone Baby Gone. Ben Affleck also contributed to the movie’s screenwriting; it was a Dennis Lehane book that was adapted for the cinema.
In 2009, he starred in movies like State of Play, Extract, and He’s Just Not That Into You. Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Long starred in some movies that year.
In 2010, Ben Affleck‘s movie directed The Town was released. He was part of the scriptwriters, which was based on the novel Prince of Thieves.
The movie Argo was directed by him in 2012, starring with George Clooney in the lead role. That same year he won a Golden Globe, Directors Guild of America awards, and BAFTA for directing that movie.
The sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live was posted in 2014. Ben Affleck starred in Gone Girl, where he portrayed the character of a husband who was accused of murder.
He starred as Batman in the Dawn of Justice superhero film. Later in 2017, he reprised his role as Batman in Justice League.
- Gone Girl (2014)
- Good Will Hunting (1997)
- The Accountant (2016)
- The Town (2010)
- Argo (2012)
- Gone Baby Gone (2007)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- Field of Dreams (1989)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Ben Affleck had an unstable relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow for only one year. They broke up in 1999 because of inconsistency in their relationship; however, they remained good friends.
In 2002, Ben Affleck and singer Jennifer Lopez came close and fell in love. They dated for two years, after which they almost got married, but it didn’t last. In January 2004, they called off their engagement.
Ben Affleck moved on to date Jennifer Garner and made it public. In 2005, they married and had three kids: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Violet Affleck, and Samuel Garner Affleck. April 2018, they both got separated and filed for a divorce.
Ben Affleck went to date television producer Lindsay Shookus, but it didn’t last. In 2021, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck returned and married in April 2022.
Ben Affleck was formerly married to Jennifer Garner (2005-2018). He has been the boyfriend of Ana de Armas (2019-2021), Shauna Sexton (2018), Lindsay Shookus (2015-2019), Gwyneth Paltrow (1997-2000), and Cheyenne Rothman (1990-1997).
Ben Affleck has been rumored to have dated Katie Cherry (2019) and Christine Ouzounian (2015).
According to CelebrityNetWorth and our team research, Ben Affleck‘s net worth is estimated at US$150 million. He is one of the highest-paid on-screen characters in the world.
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