Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

  • Birthday: 1972-08-15
  • Place of birth: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Also know as: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

Biography

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes (both 2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil (2003) and Gigli (2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying George Reeves in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010) and directed and starred in the political thriller Argo (2012); both were critical and commercial successes. For the latter, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He has since starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl (2014), the thriller The Accountant (2016), the action-adventure Triple Frontier (2019), and the sports drama The Way Back (2020). In 2016, he began portraying Batman in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also a stalwart supporter of the Democratic Party. Affleck and Damon are co-owners of the production company Pearl Street Films.

Filmography

Pearl Harbor

2001

As Rafe McCawley

Changing Lanes

2002

As Gavin Banek

Dogma

1999

As Bartleby

Reindeer Games

2000

As Rudy Duncan

Chasing Amy

1997

As Holden McNeil

Bounce

2000

As Buddy Amaral

The Sum of All Fears

2002

As Jack Ryan

The Town

2010

As Doug MacRay

Gigli

2003

As Larry Gigli

Daredevil

2003

As Matt Murdock / Daredevil

Jersey Girl

2004

As Ollie Trinke

Glory Daze

1995

As Jack

Paycheck

2003

As Michael Jennings

Man About Town

2006

As Jack Giamoro

Phantoms

1998

As Sheriff Bryce Hammond

To the Wonder

2013

As Neil

200 Cigarettes

1999

As Bartender

Surviving Christmas

2004

As Drew Latham

The Company Men

2010

As Bobby Walker

Joseph: King of Dreams

2000

As Joseph (voice)

Argo

2012

As Tony Mendez

The Curse of the Bambino

2003

As Narrator

Runner Runner

2013

As Ivan Block

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Gone Girl

2014

As Nick Dunne

Justice League

2017

As Batman / Bruce Wayne

Live by Night

2016

As Joe Coughlin

The Accountant

2016

As Chris Wolff

Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma

2001

As Himself (Interviewee)

Triple Frontier

2019

As Tom 'Redfly' Davis

The Way Back

2020

As Jack Cunningham

Deep Water

2022

As Vic Van Allen

The Tender Bar

2021

As Uncle Charlie

Zack Snyder's Justice League

2021

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Forces of Nature

1999

As Ben

State of Play

2009

As Stephen Collins

Going All the Way

1997

As Tom 'Gunner' Casselman

Beyond Hell's Kitchen

2004

As Himself/Matt Murdock

The Last Thing He Wanted

2020

As Treat Morrison

Ghost Army

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As

Hypnotic

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As

The Accountant 2

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As Chris Wolff

Untitled Sonny Vaccarro Movie

2023

As Phil Knight

Armageddon

1998

As A.J. Frost

Good Will Hunting

1997

As Chuckie Sullivan

Hollywoodland

2006

As George Reeves

Daddy

1991

As Ben Watson

Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

2007

As The Shamus

Extract

2009

As Dean

The Last Duel

2021

As Pierre d'Alençon

Mallrats

1995

As Shannon Hamilton

School Ties

1992

As Chesty Smith

The Third Wheel

2002

As Michael

Clerks II

2006

As Gawking Guy

Shakespeare in Love

1998

As Ned Alleyn

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001

As Holden McNeil / Ben Affleck

Making Dazed

2005

As Himself

Siempre, Luis

2020

As Self (archive footage)

The Flash

2023

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Smokin' Aces

2006

As Jack Dupree

Boiler Room

2000

As Jim Young

Clerk

2021

As Self

Hands of a Stranger

1987

As Billy Hearn

Clerks III

2022

As

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

2023

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Daddy and Them

2001

As Lawrence Bowen

Dazed and Confused

1993

As O'Bannion

Suicide Squad

2016

As Bruce Wayne / Batman

Fahrenheit 9/11

2004

As Self (archive footage)

Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'

2006

As Himself (uncredited)

Field of Dreams

1989

As Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

2019

As Holden McNeil

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1992

As Basketball Player #10 (uncredited)

Production

The Messenger

2009

As Thanks

Gone Baby Gone

2007

As Director

The Town

2010

As Director

Argo

2012

As Director

Live by Night

2016

As Director

Ghost Army

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As Director

King Leopold’s Ghost

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As Director

The Big Goodbye

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As Director

Gimme Shelter

2008

As Director

Keeper of the Lost Cities

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As Director

Feast

2005

As Executive Producer

Stolen Summer

2002

As Producer

Argo

2012

As Producer

The Leisure Class

2015

As Producer

Live by Night

2016

As Producer

Bending the Arc

2017

As Executive Producer

The Battle of Shaker Heights

2003

As Executive Producer

The Third Wheel

2002

As Executive Producer

Speakeasy

2002

As Executive Producer

Justice League

2017

As Executive Producer

Reporter

2009

As Executive Producer

I Am Still Alive

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As Producer

Ghost Army

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As Producer

King Leopold’s Ghost

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As Producer

The Big Goodbye

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As Producer

Zack Snyder's Justice League

2021

As Executive Producer

The Last Duel

2021

As Producer

Gone Baby Gone

2007

As Screenplay

The Town

2010

As Screenplay

Live by Night

2016

As Screenplay

Good Will Hunting

1997

As Writer

Ghost Army

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As Screenplay

The Big Goodbye

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As Screenplay

The Last Duel

2021

As Screenplay

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