Ben Affleck Biography

Birthday: 1972-08-15
Place of Birth: Berkeley, California USA
Height: 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Wiki Biography: Benjamin Geza Affleck was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA but raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was born to parents Tim Affleck, a social worker, who is now divorced from Ben's mother Chris Affleck (nee' Boldt) a school teacher. Ben also has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. Ben 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) (TV) 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 of 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). With these hits to his credit, Hollywood can't seem to get enough of Ben, with directors wanting him in their movies and companies wanting his screenplays. His inspirational story of hard work and amazing climb to the top has brought him what he deserves and Ben Affleck has shown no sign of slowing down.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Golden Globe Awards Himself - Nominee 1975
The Voyage of the Mimi 1984 Adventure
Against the Grain Joe Willie Clemons 1993 Drama
Project Greenlight 2001 Reality Tv
Secrets of Superstar Fitness 2002 Family
Changing Lanes Gavin Banek 2002 Drama
Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 Himself 2004 - 2004
State of Play Rep. Stephen Collins 2009 Drama
Glory Daze Jack 2010 - 2011 Comedy
A Town & Country Murder Doug MacRay 2013 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
School Ties Chesty Smith 1992
Mallrats Shannon 1995 Comedy, Romance
Glory Daze Jack 1996 Comedy
Good Will Hunting Chuckie Sullivan 1997
Chasing Amy Holden McNeil 1997 Biography, 0
Going All the Way Tom 'Gunner' Casselman 1997 Comedy, Drama
Phantoms Sheriff Bryce Hammond 1998 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Armageddon A.J. Frost 1998 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Forces of Nature Ben Holmes 1999 Biography
200 Cigarettes 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dogma Bartleby 1999 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Boiler Room Jim Young 2000 Thriller, Drama, Crime
Reindeer Games Rudy Duncan 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Joseph: King of Dreams Joseph 2000 Animation, Adventure
Bounce Buddy Amaral 2000 Drama, Romance
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Holden McNeil 2001
Pearl Harbor Capt. Rafe McCawley 2001 Biography, Romance, 0, 0
Daddy and Them Lawrence Bowen 2002 Comedy, Drama
Changing Lanes Gavin Banek 2002 Comedy, Game Show
The Sum of All Fears Jack Ryan 2002 Game Show, 0
The Third Wheel Michael 2002 0
Daredevil Matt Murdock 2003 0, 0, Comedy, Sport
Gigli Larry Gigli 2003 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Paycheck Jennings 2003 Sci Fi, Thriller, Action
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004
Jersey Girl Ollie Trinke 2004 0, Biography
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary, History
Surviving Christmas Drew Latham 2004 Comedy, Romance
Man About Town Jack Giamoro 2006 0, 0
Clerks II Gawking Guy 2006 Comedy
Hollywoodland George Reeves 2006 Crime, Drama
Smokin' Aces Jack Dupree 2007
Extract Dean 2009 0, Biography
He's Just Not That Into You Neil 2009 0, 0
State of Play Rep. Stephen Collins 2009 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Town Doug MacRay 2010 Comedy, 0, Game Show
The Company Men Bobby Walker 2010
Argo Tony Mendez 2012 Biography, Drama, History
Runner Runner Ivan Block 2013 Comedy, Game Show, 0
To the Wonder Neil 2013 Drama, Romance
Gone Girl Nick Dunne 2015 Thriller
Batman vs. Superman Bruce Wayne / Batman 2015 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Justice League Part Two Bruce Wayne / Batman 2019 Action