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Ben Affleck Facts: 31 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Gone Girl' Star

3 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ben Affleck has been tough to miss these past 20 years, and he's not slowing down anytime soon.

Since having early success as a child star in the '80s, Affleck reinvented himself alongside lifelong friend Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (1997), not only starring in the film, but also winning an Oscar as co-screenwriter. After the life-changing experience, the young actor found offers piling in and soon starred in blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) and "Daredevil" (2001), just to name a couple. The actor has since found his stride as a director, but this fall, he's back in front of the camera in David Fincher's critically-acclaimed thriller "Gone Girl."

From his unlikely early roles to his family connection to Joaquin Phoenix, here are 31 things you probably don't know about Ben Affleck.

1. Ben Affleck was born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, to Chris Boldt and Timothy Affleck.

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16 Actors You Didn’t Know Started Young

10 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Before high school prom, before their first kisses and dates, some actors were already hard at work in the business. Some of today’s most well-known actors have been working since they were just kids—since before they had all their adult teeth! I’ve watched Ben Affleck in everything from “Argo,” all the way back to “The Voyage of the Mimi.” (Though I must admit—“Voyage” was an educational program we were assigned to watch in elementary school.) The point is: these actors have sustained impressive careers since earlier than you might have imagined. Here are 16 actors that started in their teens or earlier!  Click Here To View The Slideshow. »

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