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By Colin Greten

Ben Affleck has been in the Hollywood spotlight for a long time now, but as a star, he has taken on many different forms. He has gone from an Oscar-winning screenwriter, to a leading man, to a disreputable actor and the butt of jokes, to acclaimed director. With his latest film "Argo" now receiving praise—many claiming it's the best of the year—it's safe to wonder how Affleck made this transformation.

We've been able to break it down to five movies, so here are the films that have defined the journey of Ben Affleck.

"Chasing Amy" (1997)

"Chasing Amy" was "Clerks" director Kevin Smith's third feature film and one of the first starring roles for the young Affleck. He already made an appearance in Smith's "Mallrats," but "Chasing Amy" gave him the chance to prove he could carry a film with some dramatic themes, as he »

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