Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
University of Vermont
Co-wrote, directed and starred in the Prohibition Era drama "Live by Night"
Starred as Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Executive produced the HBO film "The Leisure Class"
Starred opposite Justin Timberlake in the thriller "Runner Runner."
Starred in David Fincher's "Gone Girl."
Featured in Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder"
Directed, produced, and co-starred in political thriller "Argo"
Played a white-collar corporate employee who loses his job in John Wells' directing debut "The Company Men"
Directed, wrote, and starred in "The Town," a crime drama based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves
Played Jason Bateman's best friend in Mike Judge's "Extract"
Played a congressman opposite Russell Crowe in the thriller "State of Play"
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
Portrayed the 1950s "Superman" TV star George Reeves in "Hollywoodland"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Executive produced horror film "Feast," a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest
Starred as a lonely guy who rents himself a family for the holidays in the comedy "Surviving Christmas"
Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for the romantic comedy "Jersey Girl"
Played the lead in the John Woo thriller "Paycheck"
Cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the blockbuster "Daredevil," based on the Marvel comic book character
Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in box office flop "Gigli"
Co-created (with Sean Bailey) and executive produced (with Matt Damon) short-lived ABC drama "Push, Nevada"
Served as an executive producer on "Stolen Summer"; winner of the Project Greenlight competition
Executive produced and appeared in the HBO series "Project Greenlight" about the script writing contest he co-sponsored
Assumed the role of Jack Ryan (previously played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) in "The Sum of All Fears"
Played leading role in WWII-era drama "Pearl Harbor"
With Damon, co-executive produced and acted in "The Third Wheel" (filmed in 1999), scripted by buddy Jay Lacopo
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
Re-teamed with Gwyneth Paltrow for "Bounce"
With Damon and backed by HBO and Miramax, sponsored Project Greenlight, a screenwriting competition that would result in a produced motion picture
Joined ensemble cast of "The Boiler Room," a drama about Wall Street brokers
Played a bartender in the ensemble comedy-drama "200 Cigarettes"
Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for "Dogma"; also re-teamed with Damon to play a pair of renegade angels
Appeared opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the Academy Award-winning "Shakespeare in Love"
Formed Pearl Street Productions with Matt Damon
Co-starred in the Michael Bay blockbuster "Armageddon"
Charmed critics and audiences as a comic book artist who falls for a bisexual woman in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy"
Sold his script "Good Will Hunting" to Miramax; co-written with Matt Damon; filmed and released in 1997 with both co-starring
Directed short film "I Murdered My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney"
Cast in regular role on the short-lived NBC series "Against the Grain"
Feature film debut, "School Ties"; also co-starred with childhood pal Matt Damon
TV miniseries debut, "Hands of a Stranger" (NBC)
Made network TV debut on "Wanted: The Perfect Guy," an "ABC Afterschool Special"; played Madeline Kahn's son
Appeared in PBS documentary series "The Voyage of the Mimi"
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.
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).
In early August 2001, Affleck voluntarily entered the Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu for treatment of alcohol abuse.
Entertainment Weekly magazine named Affleck 2012's Entertainer of the Year.
"I like acting for myself as a director. I act and I know that I'll have a chance to have some say in what gets used and that I'll be able to give myself enough takes and be on the same page as myself about how the scene should play. I try to create an environment of total relaxation for the other actors. You can do anything you want. You can walk off-camera. You can have Tourette's Syndrome. It doesn't matter. Anything might be good, and I also afford myself that same luxury." - from Rolling Stone, October 12, 2012