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Ben Affleck

Born: 1972

Biography

Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes (both 2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil (2003) and Gigli (2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying George Reeves in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010) and directed and starred in the political thriller Argo (2012); both were critical and commercial successes. For the latter, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He has since starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl (2014), the thriller The Accountant (2016), the action-adventure Triple Frontier (2019), and the sports drama The Way Back (2020). In 2016, he began portraying Batman in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also a stalwart supporter of the Democratic Party. Affleck and Damon are co-owners of the production company Pearl Street Films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Affleck, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Berkeley, California, USA

Resources

Movies

Armageddon

A.J. Frost in Armageddon

Good Will Hunting

Chuckie Sullivan in Good Will Hunting

Pearl Harbor

Rafe McCawley in Pearl Harbor

Hollywoodland

George Reeves in Hollywoodland

Changing Lanes

Gavin Banek in Changing Lanes

Forces of Nature

Ben Holmes in Forces of Nature

Dogma

Bartleby in Dogma

Shakespeare in Love

Ned Alleyn in Shakespeare in Love

Reindeer Games

Rudy Duncan in Reindeer Games

He's Just Not That Into You

Neil in He's Just Not That Into You

Chasing Amy

Holden McNeil in Chasing Amy

Mallrats

Shannon in Mallrats

Clerks II

Gawking Guy in Clerks II

Bounce

Buddy Amaral in Bounce

The Sum of All Fears

Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears

The Town

Doug MacRay in The Town

Smokin' Aces

Jack Dupree in Smokin' Aces

Gigli

Larry Gigli in Gigli

Extract

Dean in Extract

Daredevil

Matt Murdock / Daredevil in Daredevil

Jersey Girl

Ollie Trinke in Jersey Girl

Glory Daze

Jack in Glory Daze

Paycheck

Michael Jennings in Paycheck

Man About Town

Jack Giamoro in Man About Town

Phantoms

Sheriff Bryce Hammond in Phantoms

Boiler Room

Jim Young in Boiler Room

School Ties

Chesty Smith in School Ties

To the Wonder

Neil in To the Wonder

The Third Wheel

Michael in The Third Wheel

200 Cigarettes

Bartender in 200 Cigarettes

Surviving Christmas

Drew Latham in Surviving Christmas

The Company Men

Bobby Walker in The Company Men

Joseph: King of Dreams

Joseph (voice) in Joseph: King of Dreams

State of Play

Stephen Collins in State of Play

Argo

Tony Mendez in Argo

The Curse of the Bambino

Narrator in The Curse of the Bambino

Runner Runner

Ivan Block in Runner Runner

Going All the Way

Tom 'Gunner' Casselman in Going All the Way

Daddy

Ben Watson in Daddy

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Gone Girl

Nick Dunne in Gone Girl

Justice League

Batman / Bruce Wayne in Justice League

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Holden McNeil / Ben Affleck in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Live by Night

Joe Coughlin in Live by Night

Suicide Squad

Bruce Wayne / Batman in Suicide Squad

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Basketball Player #10 (uncredited) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Accountant

Chris Wolff in The Accountant

Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma

Self in Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma

Daddy and Them

Lawrence Bowen in Daddy and Them

Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc

Self in Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc

2013 Boston Red Sox: The Official World Series Film

Narrator in 2013 Boston Red Sox: The Official World Series Film

Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'

Self (uncredited) in Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'

Triple Frontier

Tom 'Redfly' Davis in Triple Frontier

The Way Back

Jack Cunningham in The Way Back

The Last Thing He Wanted

Treat Morrison in The Last Thing He Wanted

Ghost Army

in Ghost Army

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Holden McNeil in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

The Last Duel

Pierre d'Alençon in The Last Duel

Deep Water

Vic Van Allen in Deep Water

Hypnotic

Danny Rourke in Hypnotic

Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Self in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot

Making Dazed

Himself in Making Dazed

The Dark End of the Street

Tommy in The Dark End of the Street

Hands of a Stranger

Billy Hearn in Hands of a Stranger

Falling to Earth

in Falling to Earth

I Am Still Alive

in I Am Still Alive

Fahrenheit 9/11

Self (archive footage) in Fahrenheit 9/11

Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party

Self in Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Self in Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

Self in CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

Extract: Mike Judge's Secret Recipe

Self in Extract: Mike Judge's Secret Recipe

Hey New Hampshire, Let's Vote!

Himself in Hey New Hampshire, Let's Vote!

Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Himself in Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Field of Dreams

Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited) in Field of Dreams

Siempre, Luis

Self (archive footage) in Siempre, Luis

The Tender Bar

Charlie Maguire in The Tender Bar

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Bruce Wayne / Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League

Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats

Self in Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats

The Flash

Bruce Wayne / Batman (uncredited) in The Flash

The Accountant 2

Chris Wolff in The Accountant 2

Clerk

Self in Clerk

Air

Phil Knight in Air

Halftime

Self in Halftime

Clerks III

Auditioner in Clerks III

Dazed and Confused

Fred O'Bannion in Dazed and Confused

537 Votes

Self (archive footage) in 537 Votes

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

Wanted: The Perfect Guy

Danny Coleman in Wanted: The Perfect Guy

Making The Flash: Worlds Collide

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Making The Flash: Worlds Collide

The Making of the Last Duel

Self in The Making of the Last Duel

This Is Me…Now

Rex Stone / Biker in This Is Me…Now

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez: Never Say Never

Self (archive footage) in Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez: Never Say Never

Beyond Hell's Kitchen - Making Daredevil

in Beyond Hell's Kitchen - Making Daredevil

The Greatest Love Story Never Told

Self in The Greatest Love Story Never Told

Apple Music Live: Jennifer Lopez

Self (archive footage) in Apple Music Live: Jennifer Lopez

The Accountant 3

Chris Wolff in The Accountant 3

The Roast of Tom Brady

Self in The Roast of Tom Brady

TV Shows