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Ben Affleck

Ben AffleckAKA Benjamin Geza Affleck

Born: 15-Aug-1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Good Will Hunting

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been buddies since before adolescence, growing up in the same Cambridge neighborhood. They shared an interest in baseball, movies, and girls, and both worked as actors at an early age. Affleck did commercials for Burger King at 8, and he was a regular on a PBS series, The Voyage of the Mimi. At 9 he appeared in his first film, Dark End of the Street, a low-budget no-star drama filmed in Boston and Cambridge. At 14 he was in an after-school special with Madeline Kahn. He auditioned for a small role in Mystic Pizza, but Damon got the part. Damon went on to Harvard, but Affleck didn't have the grades to get in, and went to the University of Vermont instead. He soon dropped out, and eventually came to Hollywood, where he ended up sharing an apartment with Damon.

For re-writing and co-starring in Damon's Good Will Hunting later that year, Damon & Affleck shared an Oscar for Best Screenplay. He also appeared with Damon in Glory Daze, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, among other films. They also do Project Greenlight together, a reality show wherein some unknown moviemaker gets his script made into a low-budget movie. More recently Affleck has found success as a director, and in 2013 he signed to play Batman in the movies.


[1] Not raised to any religion. Affleck's father is Protestant, his mother Roman Catholic, and he himself was not baptized into any church, and as an adult does not seem to attend any church.

Father: Tim Affleck (social worker)
Mother: Chris Ann Boldt (elementary school teacher)
Brother:
Casey Affleck (actor, b. 12-Aug-1975)
Girlfriend: Cheyenne Rothman (dated in high school, and for several years after)
Girlfriend: Gwyneth Paltrow (actress, dated 1998-99)
Girlfriend: Famke Janssen (actress, dated in 2001)
Girlfriend: Jennifer Lopez (dated 2002-04, broken engagement)
Slept with: Tammy Morris (lap-dancer, reported fling in 2003)
Girlfriend: Krista Allen (actress, dated in 2004)
Girlfriend: Enza Sambataro (TV advertising saleswoman, dated 2004)
Wife: Jennifer Garner (actress, dated 2004-05, m. 29-Jun-2005, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Violet Anne Affleck (b. 1-Dec-2005)
Daughter: Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck (b. 6-Jan-2009)
Son: Samuel Affleck (b. 27-Feb-2012)

    High School: Latin High School (1990)
    University: University of Vermont (dropped out)
    University: Occidental College (1993)

    Oscar for Best Screenplay 1998 for Good Will Hunting (shared)
    Kucinich for President
    Obama for America
    People for the American Way
    Endorsement of L'Oreal
    Promises for alcohol abuse (31-Jul-2001)
    Driving with a Suspended License Massachusetts (1999)
    Issued Concealed Carry Permit Los Angeles County
    Irish Ancestry Maternal
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Alcoholism, Gambling

    TELEVISION
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Argo (31-Aug-2012)
    The Town (8-Sep-2010)
    Gone Baby Gone (5-Sep-2007)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Gone Girl (26-Sep-2014)
    Runner Runner (25-Sep-2013)
    To the Wonder (2-Sep-2012)
    Argo (31-Aug-2012)
    The Town (8-Sep-2010) · Doug MacRay
    The Company Men (22-Jan-2010) · Bobby Walker
    Extract (4-Sep-2009)
    State of Play (17-Apr-2009)
    He's Just Not That Into You (5-Feb-2009)
    Smokin' Aces (12-Jan-2007)
    Hollywoodland (31-Aug-2006) · George Reeves
    Clerks II (26-May-2006)
    Man About Town (7-Feb-2006)
    Surviving Christmas (22-Oct-2004) · Drew Latham
    Jersey Girl (26-Mar-2004) · Ollie Trinke
    Paycheck (25-Dec-2003) · Jennings
    Gigli (27-Jul-2003) · Larry Gigli
    Daredevil (9-Feb-2003) · Matt Murdock
    The Third Wheel (31-May-2002) · Michael
    The Sum of All Fears (29-May-2002) · Jack Ryan
    Changing Lanes (7-Apr-2002) · Gavin Banek
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (24-Aug-2001) · Holden
    Daddy and Them (6-Jun-2001)
    Pearl Harbor (21-May-2001)
    Bounce (15-Nov-2000)
    Joseph: King of Dreams (27-Oct-2000) [VOICE]
    Reindeer Games (24-Feb-2000) · Rudy
    Boiler Room (30-Jan-2000)
    Dogma (12-Nov-1999)
    Forces of Nature (12-Mar-1999) · Ben
    200 Cigarettes (26-Feb-1999) · Bartender
    Shakespeare in Love (3-Dec-1998) · Ned Alleyn
    Armageddon (1-Jul-1998)
    Phantoms (23-Jan-1998) · Sheriff Bryce Hammond
    Good Will Hunting (5-Dec-1997) · Chuckie
    Chasing Amy (4-Apr-1997) · Holden
    Going All the Way (Jan-1997) · Gunner Casselman
    Glory Daze (27-Sep-1996) · Jack
    Mallrats (20-Oct-1995) · Shannon
    Dazed and Confused (10-Sep-1993) · O'Bannion
    School Ties (18-Sep-1992) · Chesty Smith
    Daddy (23-Oct-1991)
    Wanted: The Perfect Guy (1-Oct-1986)
    The Dark End of the Street (Feb-1981)

Appears on the cover of:
People, 18-Aug-2003, DETAILS: (with Jennifer Lopez) Is the Wedding Still On?
Entertainment Weekly, 7-Feb-2003, DETAILS: Big Ben -- Thanks to J. Lo, he's a tabloid sensation. But can the 'Sexiest Man Alive' make Daredevil the next Spider-Man?


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