|Date of Birth||15 August 1972, Berkeley, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt|
|Height||6' 3½" (1.92 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are now divorced. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. He is of mostly English, Irish, German, and Scottish ancestry. His middle name, "Géza", is after a family friend.
Affleck wanted to be an actor ever since he could remember and his first acting experience was for a Burger King commercial, when he was on the PBS mini-series, The Voyage of the Mimi (1984). It was also at that age when Ben met his lifelong friend and fellow actor, Matt Damon. They played little league together and took drama classes together. Ben's teen years consisted of mainly TV movies and small television appearances including Hands of a Stranger (1987) and The Second Voyage of the Mimi (1988). He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993). After that, he did mostly independent films like Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997) which were great for Ben's career, receiving renowned appreciation for his works at the Sundance film festival. But the success he was having in independent films didn't last much longer and things got a little shaky for Ben. He was living in an apartment with his brother Casey and friend Matt, getting tired of being turned down for the big roles in films and being given the forgettable supporting ones. Since Matt was having the same trouble, they decided to write their own script, where they could call all the shots. So, after finishing the script for Good Will Hunting (1997), they gave it to their agent Patrick Whitesell, who showed it to a few Hollywood studios, finally being accepted by Castlerock. It was great news for the two but Castlerock wasn't willing to give Ben and Matt the control over the project they were hoping for. It was friend Kevin Smith who took it to the head of Miramax who bought the script giving Ben and Matt the control they wanted and, in December 5, 1997, Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, making the two unknown actors famous. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ben and Matt. The film marked Ben's breakthrough role, in which he was given for the first time the chance to choose roles instead of having to go through grueling auditions constantly. He chose such roles in the blockbusters Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pearl Harbor (2001).
In the early years of the 2000s, Affleck also starred in the box office hits Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Daredevil (2003), as well as the disappointing comedies Gigli (2003) and Surviving Christmas (2004). In the several years following, he played supporting roles, including in the films Smokin' Aces (2006), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), State of Play (2009), and Extract (2009). He ventured into directing in 2007, with the thriller, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which starred his brother, Casey Affleck, and was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in The Town (2010), which was named to the National Board of Review Top Ten Films of the year. For the political thriller Argo (2012), which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Picture (Affleck's second Oscar win).
In 2014, Affleck headlined the book adaptation thriller Gone Girl (2014). He starred as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple has three children.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: TrendEkiD@aol.com and Pedro Borges
Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained fame when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). He then starred in high-profile films including Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and the much-derided Gigli (both 2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Hollywoodland (2006).
Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in The Town (2010), which was named among the National Board of Review: Top Ten Films of the year. For the political thriller Argo (2012), which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and his second Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for Best Picture. In 2014, he starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl.
In 2016 Affleck portrays Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad and he is going to reprise his role as Batman in Justice League films in 2017 and 2019.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges
|Jennifer Garner||(29 June 2005 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)|
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Personal Quotes (43)
With "Superman", I think they're going to do a great version. Christopher Nolan is brilliant and they've got a great director for it.
... Also there are a lot of guys ahead of me on the list to do epic effects movies.
|Field of Dreams (1989)||$30|
|School Ties (1992)||$30,000|
|Chasing Amy (1997)||$7,000|
|Good Will Hunting (1997)||$300,000 (split $600,000 script sale with Matt Damon)|
|Reindeer Games (2000)||$6,000,000|
|Pearl Harbor (2001)||$10,000,000 ($250,000 salary + 7% backend participation)|
|Changing Lanes (2002)||$10,000,000|
|The Sum of All Fears (2002)||$10,000,000|
|Daredevil (2003)||$11,500,000 + gross participations|
|Jersey Girl (2004)||$10,000,000|