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Real Name: Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt
Birth Place: Berkeley, California, USA
Birth Date: August 15, 1972
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director

Ben Affleck 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.

Ben Affleck Movies / TV-Shows


Triple Frontier (2019)
The Oscars (2017)
Justice League (2017)
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Dawn of the Justice League (2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
Incorporated (2016)
Live by Night (2016)
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons (2016)
The Oscars (2015)
The Leisure Class (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Gone Girl (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
71st Golden Globe Awards (2014)
Runner Runner (2013)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
The Oscars (2013)
To the Wonder (2012)
Argo (2012)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (2011)
The Town (2010)
The Company Men (2010)
Conan (2010)
State of Play (2009)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Extract (2009)
Tosh.0 (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
American Greed (2007)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
TMZ on TV (2007)
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Clerks II (2006)
Hollywoodland (2006)
Man About Town (2006)
Feast (2005)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (2005)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Daredevil (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Paycheck (2003)
Gigli (2003)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
World Poker Tour (2003)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
The Third Wheel (2002)
Changing Lanes (2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
Stolen Summer (2002)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Daddy and Them (2001)
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma (2001)
Project Greenlight (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Reindeer Games (2000)
Boiler Room (2000)
Bounce (2000)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
200 Cigarettes (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Armageddon (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Phantoms (1998)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Office Killer (1997)
Going All the Way (1997)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Mallrats (1995)
Glory Daze (1995)
MADtv (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
School Ties (1992)
Dateline NBC (1992)
Daddy (1991)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Biography (1987)
The Voyage of the Mimi (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
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