Ben Affleck

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck hit the Hollywood radar in 1997 as the co-writer and co-star of "Good Will Hunting," earning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay along with childhood best friend Matt Damon. In ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1972 in Berkeley, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

Bruce Wayne/Batman (Actor)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

Joe Coughlin (Actor)

The Accountant 2016 (Movie)

Chris Wolff (Actor)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Gone Girl 2014 (Movie)

Nick Dunne (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Ivan Block (Actor)

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2013 ESPY Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

Tony Mendez (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Company Men 2010 (Movie)

Bobby Walker (Actor)

The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Town 2010 (Movie)

Doug MacRay (Actor)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Stephen Collins (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2002 - 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Jack Dupree (Actor)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

Gawking Guy (Actor)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

George Reeves (Actor)

Project Greenlight 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Himself

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

Ollie Trinke (Actor)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

Drew Latham (Actor)

World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Before They Were Stars! 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben & Jen: A Dateline Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Daredevil 2003 (Movie)

Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Actor)

Gigli 2003 (Movie)

Larry Gigli (Actor)

Paycheck 2003 (Movie)

Jennings (Actor)

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Wheel 2003 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

Gavin Banek (Actor)

Man Talk With Carrie Fisher 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

Jack Ryan (Actor)

History Vs. Hollywood: Pearl Harbor 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Holden McNeil (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Rafe McCawley (Actor)

Pearl Harbor: A Journey to the Screen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

We All Dream of Oz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Jim Young (Actor)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

Buddy Amaral (Actor)

Daddy & Them 2000 (Movie)

Lawrence Bowen (Actor)

Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (Movie)

of Joseph (Voice)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

Bartleby (Actor)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The 1999 ESPY Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

A J Frost (Actor)

Armageddon: Target Earth 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

Sheriff Bryce Hammond (Actor)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Ned Alleyn (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

Holden (Actor)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

Gunner Casselman (Actor)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

Chuckie (Actor)

Glory Daze 1996 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

Shannon (Actor)

A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Against the Grain 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

O'Bannion (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

Chesty Smith (Actor)

The Second Voyage of the Mimi 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Hands of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

People's Choice Awards 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of the Bambino (TV Show)

Narrator

Wanted: The Perfect Guy (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (10)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Speakeasy 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Push, Nevada 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Third Wheel 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stolen Summer 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reporter (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Blade Itself (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (4)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Town 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (4)

Live by Night 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

The Town 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Sin Un Amor") (Song Performer)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

("O Christmas Tree") (Song Performer)
Production Management (1)

The Critic 1994 - 1995, 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Biography

Actor, writer and director Ben Affleck hit the Hollywood radar in 1997 as the co-writer and co-star of "Good Will Hunting," earning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay along with childhood best friend Matt Damon. In fact, the seemingly overnight ascent to stardom in tandem with Damon became one of the great "Hollywood" stories" of all time - rivaling Lana Turner being discovered at Schwab's Drugstore. Flying past the more understated Damon in terms of initial popularity and box office, the handsome, chiseled Affleck went on to achieve box office gold in uneven blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and "Daredevil" (2003), as well as quirky Kevin Smith comedies "Chasing Amy" (1997) and "Dogma" (1999). But it was his extracurricular activities - dating famous actresses and ending up in rehab - that made him a magnet for media attention. His overexposed romance with actress-singer Jennifer Lopez - collectively known as "Bennifer" - and a string of flops threatened to banish Affleck to B-film status until concerted efforts to reclaim his private life and his celebrated directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone" (2007) and his subsequent efforts "The Town" (2010) and the Oscar-winning "Argo" (2012) proved that perhaps Affleck's most underused talent was his ability to write his own happy ending.

Relationships

Casey Affleck Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 12, 1975 Appeared together in "Chasing Amy" (1997) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997) Directed by brother in "Gone Baby Gone" (2007)

Timothy Affleck

Father
Divorced from Affleck's mother c. 1984 Underwent treatment for alcohol addiction

Chris Affleck

Mother
Divorced from Affleck's father c. 1984

Seraphina Affleck

Daughter
Born Jan. 6, 2009; mother, Jennifer Garner

Violet Affleck

Daughter
Born Dec. 1, 2005; mother, Jennifer Garner

Samuel Affleck

Son
Born Feb. 27, 2012; mother, Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner Actor

Husband
Met while working together on "Daredevil" (2003) Began dating in 2004 Engaged April 2005 Married June 28, 2005 at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos Divorce announced on day after the couple's 10th wedding anniversary.

Shoshonna Lonstein

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in 2000

Jennifer Lopez Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Gigli" (2003) Reportedly seen kissing during her surprise birthday party in July 2002; went public with relationship in August 2002 Announced engagement in November 2002 Wedding date was rumored to be Sept. 14, 2003; wedding postponed until a later date, reason was "excessive media attention" Reps for the couple confirmed their split in January 2004

Gwyneth Paltrow Actor

Companion
Began dating December 1997 Co-starred in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) Reportedly split December 1998 Co-starred in "Bounce" (2000), fueling speculation they reconciled No longer together

Cheyenne Rothman

Companion
Had an on-again, off-again relationship begining in high school Split in the fall of 1997

Enza Sambataro

Companion
Met at a fundraiser in a Boston bowling alley Briefly dated in 2004

EDUCATION

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Cambridge , Massachusetts

University of Vermont

Burlington , Vermont
Dropped out of school

Occidental College

Eagle Rock , California
Was attending when cast in "School Ties" (1992)

Milestones

2014

Starred opposite Justin Timberlake in the thriller "Runner Runner."

2014

Starred in David Fincher's "Gone Girl."

2012

Directed, produced, and co-starred in political thriller "Argo"

2012

Featured in Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder"

2010

Played a white-collar corporate employee who loses his job in John Wells' directing debut "The Company Men"

2010

Directed, wrote, and starred in "The Town," a crime drama based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves

2009

Played Jason Bateman's best friend in Mike Judge's "Extract"

2009

Played a congressman opposite Russell Crowe in the thriller "State of Play"

2007

Directorial and writing debut, the feature adaptation of "Gone, Baby, Gone"; film based on the book by Mystic River author Dennis Lehane and starring his brother Casey Affleck

2006

Executive produced horror film "Feast," a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest

2006

Portrayed the 1950s "Superman" TV star George Reeves in "Hollywoodland"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

2004

Starred as a lonely guy who rents himself a family for the holidays in the comedy "Surviving Christmas"

2004

Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for the romantic comedy "Jersey Girl"

2003

Cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the blockbuster "Daredevil," based on the Marvel comic book character

2003

Played the lead in the John Woo thriller "Paycheck"

2003

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in box office flop "Gigli"

2002

Served as an executive producer on "Stolen Summer"; winner of the Project Greenlight competition

2002

Executive produced and appeared in the HBO series "Project Greenlight" about the script writing contest he co-sponsored

2002

Co-created (with Sean Bailey) and executive produced (with Matt Damon) short-lived ABC drama "Push, Nevada"

2002

Assumed the role of Jack Ryan (previously played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) in "The Sum of All Fears"

2001

Made a brief appearance in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"; reprised role of Holden from "Chasing Amy" as well as appeared as himself

2001

Played leading role in WWII-era drama "Pearl Harbor"

2001

With Damon, co-executive produced and acted in "The Third Wheel" (filmed in 1999), scripted by buddy Jay Lacopo

2000

Joined ensemble cast of "The Boiler Room," a drama about Wall Street brokers

2000

Re-teamed with Gwyneth Paltrow for "Bounce"

2000

With Damon and backed by HBO and Miramax, sponsored Project Greenlight, a screenwriting competition that would result in a produced motion picture

1999

Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for "Dogma"; also re-teamed with Damon to play a pair of renegade angels

1999

Played a bartender in the ensemble comedy-drama "200 Cigarettes"

1998

Formed Pearl Street Productions with Matt Damon

1998

Appeared opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the Academy Award-winning "Shakespeare in Love"

1998

Co-starred in the Michael Bay blockbuster "Armageddon"

1997

Charmed critics and audiences as a comic book artist who falls for a bisexual woman in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy"

1996

Sold his script "Good Will Hunting" to Miramax; co-written with Matt Damon; filmed and released in 1997 with both co-starring

1995

Directed short film "I Murdered My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney"

1993

Cast in regular role on the short-lived NBC series "Against the Grain"

1992

Feature film debut, "School Ties"; also co-starred with childhood pal Matt Damon

1987

TV miniseries debut, "Hands of a Stranger" (NBC)

1986

Made network TV debut on "Wanted: The Perfect Guy," an "ABC Afterschool Special"; played Madeline Kahn's son

1984

Appeared in PBS documentary series "The Voyage of the Mimi"

Bonus Trivia

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Despite making appearances during the 2000 U.S. Presidential campaign and the U.S. Senate campaign of Hilary Rodham Clinton, Affleck did not vote in the election as reported by the Internet site The Smoking Gun (www.thesmokinggun.com).

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In early August 2001, Affleck voluntarily entered the Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu for treatment of alcohol abuse.

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Entertainment Weekly magazine named Affleck 2012's Entertainer of the Year.

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Affleck became involved in a minor journalistic scandal when it was revealed that the producers of the PBS series "Roots of Freedom" acceded to his request to scrub the information that his ancestors owned slaves. The episode never aired due to the outcry.

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