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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/I), 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


City on a Hill (2018)
Justice League (2017)
Live by Night (2016)
The Runner (2016)
Gone Girl (2014)
The Middle Man (2014)
Runner Runner (2013)
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2013)
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2013)
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2013 Academy Awards (2013)
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2013)
EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show (2013)
Official 2013 World Series Film (2013)
Argo (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Guys Choice Awards 2011 (2011)
Guys Choice (2010)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010)
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (2010)
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2010)
The Town (2010)
The Company Men (2010)
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' (2009)
2009 World Series of Poker (2009)
State of Play (2009)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Extract (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Gimme Shelter (2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)
Red Sox Baby (2007)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
Hollywoodland (2006)
Man About Town (2006)
Movie Rush (2006)
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Clerks II (2006)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (2005)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (2005)
Feast (2005)
Made in Hollywood (2005)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Last Laugh '04 (2004)
The Luvvies: The Awards the Stars Don't Want (2004)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
All Grown Up (2003)
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me (2003)
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Pre-Race Show (2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Daredevil (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Paycheck (2003)
Gigli (2003)
The Third Wheel (2002)
Stolen Summer (2002)
Changing Lanes (2002)
Speakeasy (2002)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma (2001)
Bounce (2000)
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000)
Reindeer Games (2000)
Boiler Room (2000)
Forces of Nature (1999)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)
200 Cigarettes (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Total Request Live (1998)
Armageddon (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Office Killer (1997)
Going All the Way (1997)
Corazón de... (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Chasing Amy (1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)
The Daily Show (1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)
Glory Daze (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
Against the Grain (1993)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
School Ties (1992)
Gomorron (1992)
HBO First Look (1992)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Daddy (1991)
Días de cine (1991)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Hands of a Stranger (1987)
Biography (1987)
The Voyage of the Mimi (1984)
The Dark End of the Street (1981)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)

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